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Identifier: F.2008-06-0037
Identifier: F.2008-06-0040
Creator: Sunquist Family, Walter
Identifier: F.2008-02-0076
Filmmaker: Cring, Marquis Ritchey
Filmmaker: Davis, Robert
Filmmaker: Davis, Robert
The Louise Walker McCannel Collection consists of films made and collected by Minneapolis-based art curator and activist Louise Walker McCannel. The collection includes home movies depicting the leisure activities of the McCannel family; travels to Disneyland, Detroit Lakes, Montreal, the 1964 World's Fair in New York, Florida, Arizona, and more; the demolition and construction of the Walker Art Center in 1969; and performances at the Guthrie Theater. Also included are home movies of Louise's childhood and a Pathé newsreel depicting the opening of the Walker Art Galleries in 1926.
The Sunquist home movie collection (16mm and S8mm) features the Sunquist family who resided in Illinois from the 1930s-80. The collection contains reels of birthdays, weddings, Christmas and other celebrations, as well as numerous reels of family holidays. In addition there is documentation of "Worth Day Parades" in Worth, Illinois, footage of the "Carl Sandburg Band", and travel films of various domestic and international destinations. Included are trips to Cheyenne, Miami, Yellowstone, Alaska, Colorado Springs, Michigan, Sweden, France, Italy and Germany.