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Robert R. Dockum Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2015-04
Extent of collection
This collection includes 48 rolls of Super 8mm film totaling 5,400 feet (plus 1 additional roll of Super 8mm film of unknown extent — see Dockum 007). Additionally, the collection includes 3 open-reel audio tapes, as well as approximately 10 pages of information, newspaper clippings and scanned photographs about Lt. Col. Dockum.
Inclusive Dates
1965 - 1973
Bulk Dates
1965 - 1973
The Robert R. Dockum collection contains the home movies of Robert ("Bob") Dockum (b. 1938), a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. The movies in this collection were made between 1965 and 1973 on 50-foot rolls of Super 8mm film. They include scenes of Bob's homecoming from the Vietnam War in 1968, family camping trips in Wisconsin, pony and tractor rides at Dockum's parents' farmhouse in Ohio, and the Butler County Fair. The individuals that appear in these films include Dockum; his first wife, Joanne; his parents and extended family members; and his children, Todd, J.R. and Leah.
Language of Materials
Access Restrictions
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.
Use Restrictions
Chicago Film Archives holds the copyright for the films and documents created by Robert Dockum. For the films, photos, and additional paper materials published by others, any determination of copyright status for reproduction is the responsibility of the user.
Collection Item
April 1971
At Bo's
Birthday 1968
Breckenridge 1973
Bride and Kentucky Futurity 1969