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Charles Dee Sharp film, ca. 1975

Identifier: 008.01.24

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Film (color and sound) of Illinois Institute of Technology campus and classroom scenes with shots of Chicago. Per Sharp, the film was made ca. 1975, most likely produced at the request of the President's Office. Credits read, "A Film by Charles Dee Sharp, Produced at ID." Sharp taught filmmaking at the Institute of Design from 1965 to 1980.

The film opens with a sunrise and a low angle pan along State St. (as though shot from a moving vehicle). Scenes include students in a classroom, campus buildings, professor lecturing at a blackboard in mathematics class, Arthur Siegel analyzing a photograph of a building for students, literature class, business or management class, and psychology class. It also includes campus scenes, some with music, computers, laboratory animals, and George Danforth lecturing to an architecture class. It also includes bells ringing, which may be the carillon chimes which were reportedly in Wishnick Hall at one time, the El, children playing outside the campus apartments, Lois Graham lecturing, WIIT radio disk jockey, bed races, inflatable building on campus grounds, Institute of Design hand sculptures, and graduation exercises. The original film is 16 mm; available in BetaCamSP, VHS, and digital formats.


  • Creation: 1975


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

3 Items (Film is in three formats: 16 mm reel, BetaCamSP and VHS format) : Color and sound

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2000.058


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 6/17/2002

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