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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Northern Illinois University Digital Library
by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the women's suffrage movement in Chicago in the late 1800s. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the development of Jane Addam's Hull House in Chicago, and the relationship between Addams and the educational reformer John Dewey.  
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the World's Columbian Exposition (or Chicago World's Fair), which was held in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. Michael Kazin of Georgetown University, describes the Democratic National Convention of 1896, which nominated William Jennings Bryan as the Democratic Presidential nominee.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses Chicago's Pullman Strike of 1894, and the man behind the Pullman organization, George Pullman.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the popularity of the World's Columbian Exposition, which was held in Chicago in 1893. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the evangelical religious leader Dwight Moody, and his time spent in Chicago. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age, Religion
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. Michael Kazin of Georgetown University, describes the U.S. Presidential campaign of 1896. which pitted Republican William McKinley against Democrat William Jennings Bryan.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age, Presidential Elections
Northern Illinois University Digital Library
by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan of Michigan State University discusses the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 91-10, 1871, and the city of Chicago's reaction to the event.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the relevance of the city of Chicago to American culture in the latter half of the 19th century.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the rationale and process behind the successful attempt to bring the World's Columbian Exposition to Chicago in 1893. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the Chicago Women's Club, and Illinois Women's Alliance and what public affairs they were engaged in. 
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
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by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. Maureen Flanagan, of Michigan State University, discusses the development of Chicago's "machine politics" in the 1880s-90s.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
Northern Illinois University Digital Library
by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the relevance of the city of Chicago to American culture in the latter half of the 19th century.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age
Northern Illinois University Digital Library
by Northern Illinois University Library Digital Initiatives
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Dr. James Gilbert, of the University of Maryland at College Park discusses the relevance of the city of Chicago to American culture in the latter half of the 19th century.
Topics: Chicago, Illinois, Gilded Age