Marion & Maurice Kaplan Collection
Extent of Collection
13 reels of 16mm totaling approximately 3450 feet
Language Of Materials
The films in this collection were previously stored by Maurice's daughter Barbara Sloan at her home in Los Angeles before shipping to Chicago Film Archives in October 2016.
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.
CFA owns copyrights to these films. No restrictions.
Maurice Kaplan (1919-1980) was a Chicago native, and as a child, Maurice was intrested in the arts, spending time at the Jane Addams Hull-House. However, due to his color-blindness, Maurice's artistic aspirations were curtailed to a recreational capacity. Bypassing college, Maurice served in the U.S. Army during World War II, filming his journey on 16mm so that it may be shared with friends and family on a home projector, a habit he would continue throughout the 1940s and 1950s.(was created by)