South Side Home Movie Project

The South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP) is a five-part initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and research home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods.

We aim to build an alternative, accessible visual record, filling gaps in existing written and visual histories, and ensuring that the diverse experiences and perspectives of South Siders will be available to larger audiences and to future generations. Supported by the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life, Division of Humanities, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture, Film Studies Center, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Women’s Board, and Office of Civic Engagement’s Community Program Accelerator, and Graham Foundation for Advanced  Studies in the Fine Arts, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and Elizabeth Crown and Bill Wallace.

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The digital archive is an online portal to the entire collection of digitized home movies archived by the South Side Home Movie Project
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