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Natalie Walsh Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2008-01
Extent of collection
7 reels of 8mm film totaling 1,580 feet; 18 reels of Super 8mm film totaling 3,295 feet
Inclusive Dates
1961 - 1976
Bulk Dates
1961 - 1976
The Walsh Collection consists of home movies shot between 1961-1975. In addition to numerous birthday and Christmas celebrations, the collection depicts several family vacations (Detroit, Florida, Mexico, San Francisco and the Virgin Islands), a Girl Scout International Rally, a trip to Lincoln's Tomb & New Salem State Historic Park, a visit to Southern Illinois University and a 1967 Midwest snowstorm. A few experimental reels by Steven Walsh featuring stop-motion animation and sailing scenes also reside in the collection.
Walsh, Natalie (was created by)
Custodial History
This collection was acquired from Natalie Walsh in March 2008.
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
CFA owns the copyrights to these films. No restrictions.
Walsh, Natalie
1961 or 62: Going to School - Easter Eggs - Egg Hunt - Laura Egg - Karen’s 7 or 8th Birthday - Abbey
1961-1962: Vacations
1963: Aud’s Communion - Plentywood Farm - Another Christmas - Another Easter - Fishing Trip at Star Lake - Starved Rock - Springfield & New Salem
1965-1966: Nato’s Birthday - Christmas - Kad Overnight Party - Rib Mountain Trip - 1966 Christmas
1966: Easter - French Lich - Peone Pagent Parade - Glenview Blue Angels Air Show - Fireworks