James C. Soucie Collection
Extent of Collection
87 reels of 8mm film totaling 22,670 feet; 1 file folder of paper materials
Language Of Materials
The films in this collection were created by James C. Soucie and were cared for by his family after his death in 1967.
This collection is open to on-site access. Appointments must be made with Chicago Film Archives. Due to the fragile nature of the films, only video copies will be provided for on-site viewing.
Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films in this collection.
James Charles Soucie (1896-1967) worked for the Pullman Company of Indianapolis, Indiana for forty-one years (1920-1961). His interests included travel, the U.S. Civil war, railroad history, Native American culture, the Wild West, nature, and amateur filmmaking. Soucie was able to travel across America with a railroad pass issued to Pullman executives. According to his son, his father never felt the need to travel overseas as a tourist, because there was too much to see in America. James Soucie