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Collection Overview

Title: Clark C. Cryor Collection, 1950-1989

ID: RHC/RC/279

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Clark C. Cryor Audiovisual Collection contains 16mm film-reels arranged chronologically, from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Date Acquired: 09/09/2006. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Agriculture, Automatic Electric Company of Genoa, Cryor, Clark C., DeKalb (Ill.), DeKalb Daily Chronicle, DeKalb Public Library, Fishing, Hunting, Jacob Haish Memorial Library, Newspapers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Clark C. Cryor Audiovisual Collection contains 16mm film-reels from the 1950s through the 1970s. Several of the 16mm films were transferred to DVD and/or VHS tape by the DeKalb Public Library and donated to the Center.  The DeKalb Public Library also has copies of the DVD and VHS tape reproductions. Included in the collection are histories of the DeKalb Daily Chronicle Newspaper, the Jacob Haish Memorial Library, and the Automatic Electric Company of Genoa, Illinois. Other films include landscapes around the city of DeKalb and recreational activities of Mr. Cryor.

Collection Historical Note

Clark C. Cryor was born in Dixon in 1907.  He was an insurance broker for the Crum-Halsted Insurance Agency.  He was active in the community, serving as president of the DeKalb Rotary Club, Chairman of the United Fund Drive during the 1950s, as well as being a lifelong member of the Elk’s Club No. 765.  An avid photographer, Clark founded Cry-Dun Studios of DeKalb.  He produced industrial, public service, and educational film strips and movies, some of which won him international awards.  Clark passed away on February 21, 1977.

Subject/Index Terms

Automatic Electric Company of Genoa
Cryor, Clark C.
DeKalb (Ill.)
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKalb Public Library
Jacob Haish Memorial Library

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additional films were added at later dates.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Dee Cover

Acquisition Method: Dee Cover, Assistant Curator of Collections at the DeKalb Public Library donated the Clark C. Cryor audiovisual collection to the Regional History Center on September 9, 2006.

Related Materials: Researchers interested in other film reels held by the Regional History Center should consult the Regional Collections Guide to Sources.

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Box 1
Reel 1: "Just a Little Fishing"
Reel 2: "The Fishermen", 1954
Reel 3: "The White Bass Fisherman", 1954
Reel 4: "The Ring-Necked Pheasant", 1956
Reel 5: "The Ring-Necked Pheasant" Version Two, 1957
Folder 1
Item 1: Just a Little Fishing, 1954
Folder 2
Item 2: The Fishermen, 1954
Folder 3
Item 3: The White Bass Fisherman, 1954
Folder 4
Item 4: The Ring-Necked Pheasant, 1956
Folder 5
Item 5: The Ring-Necked Pheasant Version Two,, 1957
Box 2
Reel 1: "Mississippi Cruise", 1958
Reel 2: "The Towboat Manco", 1960
Reel 3: "Railroads in Miniature", 1961
Reel 4: "Steam Power", 1963
Reel 5: "A Puppy For Sale" (3 Duplicates), 1966
Folder 6
Item 1: Mississippi Cruise, 1958
Folder 7
Item 2: The Towboat Manco, 1960
Folder 8
Item 3: Railroads in Miniature, 1961
Folder 9
Item 4: Steam Power, 1963
Folder 10
Item 5: A Puppy For Sale (3 Duplicates), 1966
Box 3
Reel 1: "Our Town", 1967
Reel 2: "The American Farmer", 1974
Reel 3: "City of DeKalb"
Folder 11
Item 1: Our Town, 1967
Folder 12
Item 2: The American Farmer, 1974
Folder 13
Item 3: City of DeKalb
Box 4
Reel 4: "City of DeKalb", 1963
Reel 5: "More Than a House of Stone" (2 Duplicates)
Reel 6: "News at Your Doorstep" (1 Duplicate)
Reel 7: "There is a Difference"
Folder 14
Item 4: City of DeKalb, 1963
Folder 15
Item 5: More Than a House of Stone (2 Duplicates)
Folder 16
Item 6: News at Your Doorstep (1 Duplicate)
Folder 17
Item 7: There is a Difference
Addendum 1
Box 5
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 1: DVD Reproduction: "Just a Little Fishing", 1954
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 2: DVD Reproduction: "The White Bass Fisherman", 1954
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 3: DVD Reproduction: "Mississippi Cruise", 1958
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 4: DVD Reproduction: "Steam Power", 1963
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 5: DVD Reproduction: "A Puppy For Sale", 1966
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 6: DVD Reproduction: "Our Town", 1967
Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) 7: DVD Reproduction: "City of DeKalb", 1963
Cassette Tape 1: VHS Reproduction: "News at Your Doorstep"
Addendum 2
Box 5
Cassette Tape 9: VHS Reproduction: "The Fisherman", 1954
Cassette Tape 10: VHS Reproduction: "The Ring-Necked Pheasant" Version One, 1957
Cassette Tape 11: VHS Reproduction: "The Ring-Necked Pheasant" Version Two, 1957
Cassette Tape 12: VHS Reproduction: "The Towboat Manco", 1960
Cassette Tape 13: VHS Reproduction: "A Puppy For Sale"
Cassette Tape 14: VHS Reproduction: "There Is A Difference"
Folder 1: Ken Van Horn color correction notes for "More Than A House of Stone (B-wind optical track)"
Box 6-10: 16mm: "More Than A House of Stone" (8), 1983

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