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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NEWS

Jun 14: Chicago Archive Collective Reuse Competition Awards Night

Jun 14: Chicago Archive Collective Reuse Competition Awards Night

Chicago Archive Collective Reuse Competition Awards Night 7pm, June 14, 2021 Click here to join us via Zoom Welcome to Awards Night! Since April 2021, people from around Chicago (and around the world!) have been digging through three Chicago archives - the Studs...

Jun 7: Teen Arts Council + SSHMP Virtual Art Show

Jun 7: Teen Arts Council + SSHMP Virtual Art Show

Teen Arts Council + SSHMP Virtual Art Show   Presented by Arts and Public Life: Education Premiering June 2021 here: https://artsandpubliclife.org/spring2021/tac The Spring 2021 Virtual Teen Art Show is live! This spring, SSHMP partnered with Arts + Public Life:...

May 27: Spinning Home Movies: “Time Travelin’” with Cam Be

May 27: Spinning Home Movies: “Time Travelin’” with Cam Be

Spinning Home Movies: “Time Travelin'” with Cam Be Presented by SSHMP and Arts + Public Life via Zoom Thursday May 27 @ 7pm Click on the YouTube Live link here. Join us for the premiere of “Time Travelin,” a new episode of Spinning Home Movies featuring an all-new mix...