John T. and Jane D. Clark Collection
Extent of Collection
82 reels of Super 8mm totaling 7,622 feet; 37 reels of 16mm totaling 3,688 feet; 29 reels of 8mm totaling 6,575 feet; Filming, editing, and projection equipment.
Language Of Materials
These films were held by the Clark family until they were donated to CFA in 2020 by Thomas P. Clark on behalf of the Jane D. Clark Trust.
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.
John T. Clark (1924 - 2006) was born in Chicago and continued, throughout his life, to reside in the nearby suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest. He served as an officer in the Navy during World War II and, upon his return, attended the University of Notre Dame and married Jane Daley. The two had nine children. From 1948 to 1982 Clark worked for Loyalty Insurance Co., America Fore Insurance, and Continental Insurance Co., in Chicago. Just like his father Herbert, Clark regularly filmed home movies of his family at home, on vacation, and at various social gatherings.(was created by)
Father of John T. Clark, Herbert Clark captured home movies of his family in and around Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois, and on trips to the various shores of Lake Michigan.