Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
J.R. Challacombe papers, circa 1947-2001.
BANC MSS 2011/182 carton 1; BANC MSS 2011/182 box 1; BANC MSS 2011/182 box 2; BANC MSS 2011/182
Collection Overview


J.R. Challacombe papers, circa 1947-2001
J. Richard Challacombe papers, circa 1947-2001
Conquest of giants (Motion picture)


Challacombe, J. R., creator


J.R. Challacombe Productions, Inc


Contains materials concerning Challacombe's research on 19th century logging of giant sequoias in California and his subsequent sequoia preservation efforts. Materials include correspondence, publications, articles, etc. Also includes some promotional materials and narration scripts for the documentary film, Conquest of Giants (1968), produced by his company, J.R. Challacombe Productions, Inc.


1947 (issued)


Challacombe, J. R -- Archives
J.R. Challacombe Productions, Inc.
Conquest of giants (Motion picture)
Giant sequoia -- Environmental aspects -- California
Logging -- Environmental aspects -- California
Forests and forestry -- Environmental aspects -- California


J.R. Challacombe papers, BANC MSS 2011/182, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of J. Richard Challacombe; 20110512.
J. Richard Challacombe moved from St. Louis, Missouri to California as a teenager in the late 1930s. During World War II he served in a Civilian Public Service Camp in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. After the war he worked as a photojournalist. His images and stories have been published in such periodicals as National Geographic, Holiday, Arizona Highways, Westways. His film, Conquest of Giants, which documents the early logging of the giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevada and the origins of the wildlife conservation movement in California, was released in 1968.
In English.

Physical Description:

1 carton, 2 boxes (3.05 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2011/182 carton 1
BANC MSS 2011/182 box 1
BANC MSS 2011/182 box 2
BANC MSS 2011/182