Jack Baker Collection
Extent of Collection
15 reels of 8mm totaling 2,565 feet; 2 reels of Super 8mm totaling 430 feet; 1 reel of 16mm totaling 400 feet
Language Of Materials
These films were collected and stored previously by Jack Baker. CFA aquired the films from Jack's son Scott, who donated the films to CFA in 2007.
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.
The Baker Family lived in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois. Jack Baker, the patriarch of the family, was a freelance commercial artist who worked for the Stone Container Corporation. Although Jack was not a filmmaker by trade, shooting film was part of his job, and quickly became a hobby at home.