Marquis Ritchey Cring Collection
Extent of Collection
90 reels of 16mm. film totaling 11,935 feet
Language Of Materials
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. ** one film Maryanne Hill's Wedding" must not be accessible for 15 years from signing the gift agreement. Nov. 27, 2010
Chicago Film Archives owns the rights to the films in this collection.
Marquis Ritchey Cring was born in Belle Center, Ohio. He married Irene Ellerbeck and moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he got a job with the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. He was head of advertising and public relations at the MKT. Susan Cring was his only child. They lived at 20 Stratford Lane in Brentwood, Missouri. Marquis Ritchey Cring was a hobbyist filmmaker and often took his camera with him when traveling with the railroad.