Glick - Berolzheimer Collection
Extent of Collection
221 reels of 16mm film totaling 13,470 feet; 7 reels of 8mm film totaling 350 feet; and 7 reels of Super 8 film totaling 350 feet.
Language Of Materials
Most of the home movies in this collection were made by Karl and Diane Berolzheimer and by Diane's father Jacob Glick. The Berolzheimer's received Jacob Glick's films after his death in 1965. They cared for his and their films until they donated them to Chicago Film Archives in 2005. Three rolls of film were shot by the father-in-law of Diane's cousin, Robert Sommerfeld. They were donated to CFA by the Berolzheimers on 2010-10-12.
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 rights for the films in this collection.
Intellectual organization and arrangement
The home movies are split into to three series. Series I comprises the films made by Jacob Glick from the mid 1930s through the early 1960s. Series II includes the films made by Karl and Diane Berolzheimer from the mid 1950s through the 1970s. Series III contains the films shot by Manuel Goldman, who was the father-in-law of Diane's cousin, Robert Sommerfeld.
Jacob (Jack) Glick was born in Ruzin, Ukraine in 1898 and came to the United States about 1912, following his mother Chava, brother Ben, and sister Bella. He lived on the north side of Chicago and had no formal education. In 1927 he married Dorothy Edelstein and the same year he became a naturalized citizen. They had two children, Diane (b. 1932) and Sheldon (b. 1935). Jack owned and operated bars and cigar stores in the New Lawrence Hotel, Hearst Building (326 Madison Street, Chicago) and Transportation Building (600 South Dearborn Street, Chicago) until his death in 1965. The cigar stores in the Hearst Building and the Transportation Building were jointly owned and operated with Jack’s brother-in-law Arthur Alex, who was married to Dorothy’s sister Edith (Edie).(was created by)
Karl Berolzheimer was born in Chicago in 1932, son of Leon J. and Rae Gloss (Lowenthal) Berolzheimer. He attended public schools in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1953 with a degree in Political Science. Following graduation he joined the Army as a Second Lieutenant, Ordnance Corps. Following his marriage with Diane in 1954, he served in Germany and Diane joined him there upon her graduation. He attended Harvard Law School from which he graduated in 1958 and practiced law in Chicago until he retired in 1993. Karl and Diane have four children: Alan, Eric, Paul, and Lisa.(was created by)
Diane Glick Berolzheimer was born in Chicago in 1932, the first child of Jacob and Dorothy Glick. Her brother Sheldon was born in 1935. As a child she lived with her family in the New Lawrence Hotel on Chicago’s north side lakefront. Diane attended public schools in Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1955 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She married Karl Berolzheimer in 1954. While Karl was in law school, Diane worked at Boston Psychopathic Hospital (now called Massachusetts Mental Health Center). They have four children: Alan, Eric, Paul, and Lisa.(was created by)
Dorothy Edelstein was born in 1903 to Isaac and Celia Edelstein. She grew up in Chicago, where she attended public schools. Her father had a school supply and candy store at W Potomac and N Western Avenues. She married Jacob Glick in 1927, and they had two children, Diane (b. 1932) and Sheldon (b. 1935). Dorothy worked with Jack in his cigar store in the New Lawrence Hotel, and the family lived in a two-room apartment in the hotel until 1942. After Jack's death in 1965, she worked for many years at Picker X-ray Corporation. She passed away in 2005.