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J. Richard Challacombe photograph collection pertaining to the early logging of giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevada [graphic].
BANC PIC 2011.054--AX; BANC PIC 2011.054--NEG box 1; BANC PIC 2011.054--NEG box 2; BANC PIC 1959 - 2011--NEG (5x7) misc. box 1; ...
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Title:

J. Richard Challacombe photograph collection pertaining to the early logging of giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevada
Conquest of Giants (Motion picture : 1968)

Creator/Contributor:

Challacombe, J. Richard., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Curtis, C. C. (Charles Clifford), 1862-1956

Abstract:

Includes photographs pertaining to the early logging and lumbering of giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevada of California; Converse Basin grove, Calaveras Big Tree grove, and other giant sequoia habitats; early figures in the movement to conserve the giant sequoia; the Kaweah Colony; and other miscellaneous subjects associated with the giant sequoia. Includes portraits of John Muir, Galen Clark, Burnett Haskell and the hunter Joe Clark, among others. Among the trees depicted are General Noble (felled in 1892 for exhibit in the Chicago World's Fair), Mark Twain, General Grant and the Boole tree. Bulk of the photographs are copy prints, collected and organized as research for Challacombe's documentary film Conquest of Giants (1968). A few later photographs, taken by Challacombe, are also included.

Date:

ca. 1870-ca. 1985, bulk 1885-1905 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Challacombe, J. Richard -- Archives
Muir, John -- 1838-1914 -- Portraits
Clark, Galen -- 1814-1910 -- Portraits
Haskell, Burnette G -- 1857-1907 -- Portraits
hunter -- Clark, Joe -- Portraits
Kaweah Colony -- Pictorial works
Giant sequoia -- California -- Photographs
Logging -- California -- Photographs
Lumbering -- California -- Photographs
Wildlife conservation -- California
General Noble (Tree) -- Photographs
Mark Twain (Tree) -- Photographs
General Grant (Tree) -- Photographs
Boole (Tree) -- Photographs

Note:

Collected by J. Richard Challacombe.
Numerous photographers, including Challacombe and Charles C. Curtis. Includes a small number of photographs by such photographers as George Fiske, Isaiah W. Taber, Lawrence & Houseworth, E. & H.T. Anthony & Co., B.L. Singley, A.R. Moote, and H.L. Sweeney. Most photographers unidentified.
Title devised by cataloger.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Chiefly copy prints, copy negatives and copy transparencies.
Locations of originals are, for the most part, unknown. Among the few identified sources are Tulare County Museum, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Forestry Service and National Park Service.
Gift ; of J. Richard Challacombe; 2011.
Papers transferred to the Manuscript Collections of the Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 2011/182). Video tape, motion picture films and audio tape transferred to the Audio-Visual Collections of the Bancroft Library.
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.
Container list available in library.

Type:

graphic
Transparencies.

Physical Description:

graphic
photonegative
photoprint
transparency
8 boxes and 1 oversize folder (ca. 1,800 photographic prints), 2 boxes (ca. 820 negatives and transparencies) and ca. 125 negatives : b&w and color ; 26 x 36 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2011.054--AX
BANC PIC 2011.054--NEG box 1
BANC PIC 2011.054--NEG box 2
BANC PIC 1959 - 2011--NEG (5x7) misc. box 1
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 4
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 5
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 6
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 7
BANC PIC 2011.054--PIC box 8
BANC PIC 2011.054
BANC PIC 2011.054

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED NEGATIVES. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.