Chicago Sun-Times Donates Massive Collection of Movie Press Kits and Memorabilia to Archives of Roger Ebert at U. at Illinois
UPDATE October 15, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times Movie Archives Headed To U. of Illinois (via Sun-Times)
The Chicago Sun-Times has agreed to donate its vast collection of movie press kits and related memorabilia to the archives of Roger Ebert at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
The material is believed to include decades of movie press kits — including priceless photos which cannot be sold because the rights belong to Hollywood studios.
The deal was sparked by an item here September 19 in which Sun-Times CEO Edwin Eisendrath said he hoped to secure a recipient for the archive when the Sun-Times moves to its new headquarters at 30 North Racine Avenue in November. The new location cannot accommodate storage of the massive files.
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UPDATE: More info via the Champaign News-Gazette:UI Archives to Get Trove of Roger Ebert Files
See Also: Learn About the Roger Ebert Center at University of Illinois
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