Richard J. Finnegan Collection
Extent of Collection
29 16mm films totaling 5,840 feet
Language Of Materials
The Finnegan collection was bequeathed to Philip W. Loarie upon his mother's passing in 1984. Prior to that, the films were stored in a family room in Deerfield, Illinois. From 1984 until 2010 the films were kept in Northern California with Philip W. Loarie.
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 does not own copyrights to the films in this collection.
Richard J. Finnegan (1884-1955) was a Chicago newspaper reporter and the former Editor and Publisher of the Chicago Times which he helped to merge with Marshall Field's Chicago Sun to form the Chicago Sun-Times. He also pioneered the use of news photography. Finnegan dedicated much of his time to various organizations, notably as President of Chicago's La Rabida Children's Hospital in Jackson Park.