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Robert Stiegler Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2014-01
Preservation Sponsor: National Film Preservation Foundation
Extent of collection
33 reels of 16mm film & elements totaling 11,375 feet; 33 reels of Super 8mm film totaling 3,275 feet; 2 3/4" U-Matic videotapes; 61 1/4" audio reel to reels
Inclusive Dates
1964 - 1980
A collection of experimental films and home movies created by Chicago-based photographer and Institute of Design alum, Robert Stiegler. The collection also contains numerous 1/4" audio reel to reels. It is unclear at this time whether these audio reels are original recordings created by Stiegler.
Stiegler, Robert (created by)
A Chicago native, Robert Stiegler (1938-1990) received a bachelors and a masters degree at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He began teaching at University of Illinois Chicago in 1966 and was active in the development of the school's photography program. Stiegler was a filmmaker and photographer who received numerous grants, including ones from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Select photographs by Stiegler are in several museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Custodial History
Donated to CFA by Anita David in January of 2014 and 2015.
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.
Collection Item
1954 circa: Christmas & New Year's Celebration
1955 circa: Backyard BBQ
1955 circa: Home Construction & Moving In
1955 circa: Water Show Chicago From the Air & Sport Car Races
1957 circa: Backyard Badminton & Family Gathering