Kartemquin Archive Project

Founded in 1966, our organization spans a fascinating time in American history and the KTQ archive contains film, videotape, paper archives and ephemera that we think will be of great use to film scholars, filmmakers and historians for years to come. The first task, however, is identifying what exactly is in there, and what condition it is in.

Kartemquin's 46-year archive of production materials is a collection of (conservatively estimated) 12,000+ different film reels, video tapes, hard drives and more. The painstaking inventory work is unraveling a hidden history of Kartemquin and Chicago filmmaking that has never properly been noted, let alone made public.

The KTQ Archives project is being funded in part by a generous grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation. If you would like to contribute, please do so here.