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Monroe Killy

Club Affiliation

Minneapolis Cine Club

Gender:

Male

Awards/Recognition

Minnesota Historical Society list of titled amateur films
National Film Preservation Foundation Grant, 2000

Films:

Chippewa Handicraft

  • Date produced: 1939

A’nicina’be: a Story of the Ojibway

  • Date produced: 1949

Sugar Bush

  • Date produced: 1939

Moccasin, The

  • Date produced: 1940

Wild Rice Harvest

  • Date produced: 1940

Profession

Photographer

Biographical Notes

"Monroe P. Killy was born on October 28, 1910, in Minneapolis, where he spent most of his life. He worked briefly as an electrician and then in 1936 was hired by the local Eastman Kodak store. During World War II, he was in the U.S. Army, but returned to his old job afterwards, staying there until 1972. He was a salesman for another photographic firm for a few years and then retired in 1977." Via Luminous-Lint.com

The Minnesota Historical Society received a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation in 2000 to preserve five of Killy's films (ca. 1935-1947) documenting Minnesota's Ojibwe people.

Bibliographic Resources

"Photographer - Monroe P. Killy," Luminous-Lint.com.