Orlando Cabanban Photographs, Approximately 1920s-1991
- IdentificationAyer Modern MS Cabanban
- TitleInventory of the Orlando Cabanban Photographs, Approximately 1920s-1991, bulk 1968-1986 Ayer.Modern.MS.Cabanban
- PublisherThe Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts
- RepositoryThe Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts
- Physical Description1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
- Bulk, 1968-1986
- Approximately 1920s-1991
- Location3a 55 13
- AbstractNegatives (35 mm and 120 film format), contact sheets, prints, and transparencies created by Chicago photographer Orlando Cabanban primarily of events related to the American Indian Center of Chicago during the late 1960s. Social activities documented include powwows, day camps, the AIC canoe club and basketball team, and the American Indian Festival held at the Field Museum. Also includes images of AIC meetings, demonstrations, individual and family portraits, miscellaneous photographs and negatives, and related materials.
- OriginationCabanban, Orlando
The Orlando Cabanban Photographs are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
The Orlando Cabanban Photographs are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Orlando Cabanban (Filipino-American) was born in 1935 in Chicago. Deeply interested in Indian life, a professional architectural photographer, and long-time friend of the American Indian Center, Cabanban took photographs of AIC events for over fifteen years. His photographs are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and in numerous architectural publications.
Negatives (35 mm and 120 film format), contact sheets, prints, and transparencies created by Chicago photographer Orlando Cabanban. Images are primarily of events related to the American Indian Center of Chicago (AIC), the oldest urban Native American center in the United States founded in 1953. Social activities documented include powwows, day camps, the AIC canoe club and basketball team, and the American Indian Festival held at the Field Museum. There are also images of AIC meetings, demonstrations, and individual and family portraits taken by Cabanban. Also includes additional materials related to these events and miscellaneous photographs and negatives.
Dates listed are taken from negative sleeves and are likely the date that the film was developed rather than the date of the event. Most rolls include negatives and some also have contact sheets and prints. Multiple rolls from the same event have been grouped together. For additional photographs by Orlando Cabanban, see the Seeing Indian in Chicago Exhibition Records (Ayer Modern MS Seeing Indian) and the Chicago American Indian Photography Project Photographs (Ayer Modern MS Photo Project).
Arranged chronologically by roll number with additional material at the end in alphabetical order.
- American Indian Center of Chicago.
- Cabanban, Orlando
- Powell, Peter J., 1928-
- St. Augustine's Center for American Indians.
- Indians and the West
- Indians of North America -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Photographs
- Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
- Photographers -- Illinois -- Chicago
- Geographic CoverageChicago (Ill.) -- Social life and customs