Warren Thompson Collection
Extent of Collection
23 reels of 16mm film totaling 24,780 feet
Language Of Materials
After the death of Warren Thompson, his relatives, the Carry's, split his collection between Chicago Film Archives and the San Diego Film Commission Foundation (SDFC). CFA received the two films related to Chicago and the Great Lakes while the bulk of Thompson's films went to San Diego. After CFA opened up a dialogue with the SDFC in 2010, they gladly agreed to donate their Warren Thompson films to CFA and were added to CFA's existing Warren Thompson Collection upon their arrival in February of 2011.
The San Diego Film Commission holds 8 trays of 35mm slides from Warren Thompson. See http://www.sdfilm.com/Contact_dcbcddbee3fba8a34384d119.html for contact information.
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.
Chicago Film Archives is still in the process of tracking down relatives of Warren Thompson to research and create a biography of the filmmaker.