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The Ron Doerring Collection contains numerous award-winning amateur films made in the Midwest by members of the Society of Amateur Cinematographers. The majority of the films in the collection were made by John and Evelyn Kibar, a husband and wife filmmaking team from Racine, Wisconsin. The Kibar’s films include travelogues, documents of historical reenactments, and polished, often humorous, amateur shorts. The collection also contains amateur works by other members of the Society of American Cinematographers including Billy Meers, Will Marshall, George Ives, Sidney Moritz and two experimental films by Sol Falon.
Identifier: F.2013-05-0007
Filmmaker: Sisak, Matt
Identifier: F.2013-05-0006
Filmmaker: Sisak, Matt
Identifier: F.2005-02-0003
Filmmaker: Kibar, John, Kibar, Evelyn
Identifier: F.2005-02-0017
Filmmaker: Kibar, John, Kibar, Evelyn
Identifier: F.2005-02-0054
Filmmaker: Kibar, John, Kibar, Evelyn
Identifier: F.2005-02-0023
Filmmaker: Kibar, John, Kibar, Evelyn
Identifier: F.2005-02-0053
Filmmaker: Kibar, Evelyn, Kibar, John
This collection of home movies documents the Sisak family of Racine, Wisconsin. The films capture family gatherings, family travels as well as their short stay in Washington State during the 1961 Berlin Crisis. The films include scenes from Sherwood Point Lighthouse in Door County, Wisconsin, The Basilica Shrine of Holy Hill in Hubertus, Wisconsin, The Washington State Capital in Olympia, Washington, and a family picnic in Saunders Park in Racine County, Wisconsin.
Identifier: F.2005-02-0055
Filmmaker: Kibar, Evelyn, Kibar, John
Identifier: F.2005-02-0052
Filmmaker: Kibar, Evelyn, Kibar, John
The Russell V. Zahn Collection contains 38 reels of 8mm film chronicling the many birthdays, Christmases, and family outings between the years of 1935 and 1946 -- primarily in and around the family's Wisconsin home. Highlights of this collection include the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, a trip to Sturgeon Bay, and some very entertaining backyard dance performances. The collection also includes one commercially produced Felix the Cat animation.
Identifier: F.2005-02-0056
Filmmaker: Kibar, Evelyn
Identifier: F.2005-02-0005