Chicago Film Archives Tour

  • 16 Sep 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 329 West 18th Street, Suite 317, Chicago IL 60616


**Registration has reached capacity for this event. To be placed on the waiting list, please email Jennifer at You will be notified if a space becomes available.**

The CAA Events Subcommittee invites you to join your fellow archivists, librarians, and records managers for a tour of the Chicago Film Archives. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of a regional film archives, or more broadly, A-V archiving, with a tour of CFA's vault and office locations. The tour will also include a sampling of CFA's film inspection procedures as well as a DVD presentation of vault highlights.

WHAT: Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archives dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. CFA formed in late 2003 in order to preserve and bring public access to the Chicago Public Library’s collection of 4,500 16mm films, a collection the library could no longer keep. Over the past ten years, CFA has created a climate-controlled home for all Midwest films in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and acquired more than 80 additional film collections (over 19,000 items). The forms and genres of their collections vary - from educational, industrial, amateur and experimental films to home movies.

WHO: Anne Wells, Chicago Film Archives Collections Manager

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 2-4pm

Chicago Film Archives, 329 West 18th Street, Suite 317, Chicago IL 60616.

Street parking is available off of Stewart Ave (just north and west of the building) and Wentworth Ave. (just east of the building). There is also a lot available off of Stewart Ave. near the intersection of 17th St. and Stewart Ave.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend, as space is limited for this event. Please contact Jennifer Ho at with any questions.

The CAA Events Subcommittee uses RSVPs to measure attendance, and, in the event of low response, might postpone or cancel an event. As a result, please RSVP only if you are certain you can attend. If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please provide at least 24 hours notice.

Can't make it to this event? Don't worry – there will be more events throughout the year at a variety of dates, times, and locations.

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