Beryl Simon Collection

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1929 (circa): Oak Park with Friends and Downtown Chicago
1929 (circa): Oak Park with Friends and Downtown Chicago
circa 1929
1930 (circa): Oak Park with Friends, Museum Mile, Chicago Cityscape
1930 (circa): Oak Park with Friends, Museum Campus, Chicago Cityscape
circa 1929 – 1930
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Extent of Collection
2 reels of 16mm film totaling roughly 200 ft (100 ft each).
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Custodial History
Jeremy Simon, Beryl Simon's grandson approached the CFA to donate the collection. His parents, Tim and Pippa Simon had initially visited CFA in 2013 to talk about the films and gave a DVD copy of them to be included in the archive. The original films then came into Jeremy's possession, and he subsequently donated them to CFA in 2019.
Access Restrictions
The films are open to on-site access. While the reels are a bit dry and brittle, there is no specific restriction set on handling them (although, they should not be loaned out for projection).
Use Restrictions
Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films created by Beryl Simon.
Beryl Simon (was created by)