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Challinor Family Home Movies

Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (7 films, Reels AC1233-OF0001 and AC1233-OF0002 are composite reels created by the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, the former comprising "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1957" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957" and the latter comprising "Guilford, 57-58" and "Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959", 16mm)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
16mm motion picture film
Place:
Massachusetts
White Mountain National Forest (N.H. and Me.)
Mount Snow Ski Resort
Vermont
Murten (Switzerland)
Noroton Heights (Darien, Conn.)
Switzerland
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Iceland
Half Dome (Calif.)
Yosemite Valley (Calif.)
Bermuda Islands
Guilford (Me.)
Maine
Norfolk (Conn.)
Guilford (Conn.)
Date:
1956-1965
Summary:
David Challinor served the Smithsonian Institution in an official capacity for 30 years, eventually becoming the assistant secretary to Sidney Dillon Ripley. Joan R. Challinor became an historian and advocate of library sciences and education. In 1956, however, they were busy with their young family. David only returned to university for graduate school in 1957, in his late 30s. They both went on to have successful careers and active family lives. This collection includes 7 home movie films that document thte Challinor family.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises seven silent 16mm color home movies depicting David and Joan Challinor, their four children, and other family or friends. Subject matter includes the family's home in Connecticut as well as family vacations throughout the northeastern United States and Bermuda, Switzerland, and Iceland.
Arrangement:
Collection organized into one series.

Series 1, Motion Picture Film, 1956-1965
Biographical / Historical:
David Challinor and Joan Ridder Challinor were married in 1952 and lived in Houston, Texas where David worked as a cotton broker, farmer, and then a mortgage banker. They had four children: Julia, Mary, Sarah, and David, and six grandchildren. In the late 1950s, they settled in Connecticut, where David pursued graduate studies in forest ecology at Yale University and during which time the couple made home movies.

From 1960-1964, David Challinor served as the deputy director of Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History under Sidney Dillon Ripley, and in 1965 became the acting director after Ripley became the Smithsonian's secretary. When in 1966 Challinor received his doctorate from Yale University, Ripley recruited him to serve as the Special Assistant for Tropical Biology of the Smithsonian's Office of the Secretary. From 1967-1971 he served as the deputy director and, subsequently, the director of the Office of International Activites. He then served as Assistant Secretary for Science and Research for sixteen years before becoming the Science Advisor to the Secretary prior to his retirement in 1996 when he was named Scientist Emeritus for the National Zoological Park. He died in 2008, leaving a professional legacy of conservationism.

During Challinor's tenure as Assistant Secretary for Science and Research at the Smithsonian, Joan R. Challinor pursued graduate studies in history at American University, receiving her doctorate in 1982. Her work involved serving on numerous committees and organizations, many of which were library and education related, including the Schlesinger Library Advisory Committee and the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Through the 1980s and 1990s, she lectured at American University, was a research associate at the National Museum of American History, wrote numerous essays, edited two books, and even produced a documentary film about Thomas Paine. She was also the director of Knight Ridder, Inc., a print media company, from 1989 until 2001. She continues to live and work in the Washington, D.C. area.
Related Materials:
Materials at Other Organizations

The Schlesinger Library of the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University holds the "Papers of Joan R. Challinor, 1848, 1975-2008", which includes her correspondence, meeting and conference materials, articles, speeches, reports, photographs, and audiotapes (Accession #MC 678; T-446).

The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds numerous archival collections, including photographs, papers, files, records, and oral histories related to David Challinor.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Joan Challinor in 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Conservationists  Search this
Topic:
Fourth of July celebrations  Search this
Hiking  Search this
Skis and skiing  Search this
Holidays  Search this
Camping -- 20th century  Search this
Biologists  Search this
Family vacations  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Swimming  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Amateur films  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
16mm motion picture film
Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1233
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Challinor Family Home Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1233

Challinor Family Home Movie, 1960-63

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent camera original kodachrome color reversal, 16mm, 449 ft.)
Container:
Reel AC1233-OF0004
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1960-1963
Scope and Contents:
Information written on can for original reel 2: "1960 - 4th of July, August in Bermuda, Sept. 1961 - Mt. Washington with Ernst Pralinger, May 1962 - Noroton, camping in Norfolk, Feb. 1963 - skiing at Mt. Snow with Welch's, Dec. 1963 - skiing with McElhinny's".

Footage includes children and other family or friends engaging in Independence Day celebrations, dressed in costumes and attending a parade in Darien, Connecticut. Included is camping in Norfolk, Connecticut, and skiing in Mt. Snow, Vermont. Footage also includes a family vacation to Bermuda and a visit to Mt. Washington and the Pinkham Notch Camp Centre of Tramping and Skiing in the White Mountain National Forest. David and Joan Challinor are pictured throughout.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Challinor Family Home Movies / Series 1: Motion Picture Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref10

Switzerland - 1962

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent camera original kodachrome color reversal, 16mm, 503 ft.)
Container:
Reel AC1233-OF0005
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents:
Footage features David and Joan Challinor and their children sightseeing in Switzerland. Includes scenery, possibly an art museum, and a clock tower in Murten, Switzerland.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Challinor Family Home Movies / Series 1: Motion Picture Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref11

Sierra Trip Summer, 1964

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent camera original kodachrome color reversal, 16mm, 303 ft.)
Container:
Reel AC1233-OF0006
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1964
Scope and Contents:
Most of the footage features David and Joan Challinor and their children hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, including a mule baggage train and camp activities like playing cards. Included is footage of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. The trip may have been with family or friends or for a youth group of some kind, given that multiple family groups pictured.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Challinor Family Home Movies / Series 1: Motion Picture Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref12

Iceland - 1965

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent camera original kodachrome color reversal, 16mm, 896 ft.)
Container:
Reel AC1233-0007
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
Most of the footage features David and Joan Challinor and their children sightseeing in Iceland, including historic sites, Icelandic horses, sunsets, waterfalls, geysers, rapids, farms, sailing, and flying. The family also camps, picnics, goes on a hayride, horseback riding, and swimming. Included is footage of the airstrip when the family arrives on Icelandic Airlines.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Challinor Family Home Movies / Series 1: Motion Picture Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref13

Motion Picture Film

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
7 Motion picture films
Type:
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Date:
1956-1965
Scope and Contents:
Includes 16mm motion picture film.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1233, Series 1
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref3

Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1956-57/Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent camera original kodachrome color reversal, 16mm, 805 ft.)
Container:
Reel AC1233-OF0001
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1956-1957
Scope and Contents:
Composite reel created by the Archives Center of two original reels of Challinor family home movies, "Children Summer, Fall, and Winter, 1956-1956-57" and [Challinor Family Home Movie, 1957] assembled in chronological order. Information written on can for original reel 5: "Sheffield Summer, 1957, trip to Maine, Sept. 1957, Fall at Guilford".

Most of the footage features children engaged in outdoor activities with other family or friends. In particular, the children are playing in a kiddie pool, but footage includes visits to a beach and playing baseball. Included is a trip to Maine with footage of commercial fishing boats, especially with nets full of fish. Footage also includes the holiday season. David and Joan Challinor are pictured throughout.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Challinor Family Home Movies / Series 1: Motion Picture Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref4

Guilford, 57-58/Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent camera original kodachrome color reversal, 16mm, 803 ft.)
Container:
Reel AC1233-OF0002
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1957-1958
Scope and Contents:
Composite reel created by the Archives Center of two original reels of Challinor family home movies, "Guilford, 57-58" and [Challinor Family Home Movie, 1959] assembled in chronological order. Information written on can for original reel 6: "1959, children in Guilford and Jesswig Dr. skiing at Stowe, Bousquet, and Mt. Snow, skating at Davis Pond".

Most of the footage features children engaged in various outdoor activities, especially during the holiday season with snow on the ground but also apparently during the springtime, picnicking, biking, and helping with laundry. David and Joan Challinor are pictured throughout, with other family or friends. Included are skiing trips to Vermont and Massachusetts and ice skating at Davis Pond in Guilford, Maine. Footage also includes The Toll House Inn.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Challinor Family Home Movies / Series 1: Motion Picture Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref5

Noroton in 1950s or 60s

Collection Cinematographer:
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Challinor, David, 1920-2008  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (silent color reversal, print, 16mm, 340 ft.)
Container:
Reel AC1233-OF0003
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
circa 1950-1960
Scope and Contents:
Most of the footage features children engaged in outdoor activities, including what might have been a back yard play with children dressed in costumes. David and Joan Challinor are pictured throughout, with other family or friends.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research on site by appointment. Reference copies do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with Archives Center staff.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Privacy rights of filmed individuals may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Challinor Family Home Movie Collection, 1956-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Challinor Family Home Movies
Challinor Family Home Movies / Series 1: Motion Picture Film
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1233-ref9

The First Americans: Migrations to a New World

Author:
Stewart, T. Dale  Search this
Challinor, Joan R.  Search this
Lichtman, Allan J.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1979
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Anthropology  Search this
See others in:
Anthropology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_95701

Shanthi Received at Zoo by Amy & Rosalynn Carter

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Reed, Theodore H  Search this
Carter, Amy  Search this
Carter, Rosalynn  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Challinor, Joan R  Search this
Kanakaratne, Neville  Search this
Gunaratne, Punitha  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Elephant House  Search this
Shanthi (Elephant)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10" w x 6.9" h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: 35mm negative
Type:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
April 2, 1977
Topic:
Giraffe  Search this
Zoo visitors  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Asian Elephants  Search this
First ladies  Search this
Zoos--Directors  Search this
Special events  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Proboscidea  Search this
Diplomats  Search this
Children  Search this
Standard number:
77-4014-17
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14708

Shanthi Reception at Zoo with Amy & Rosalynn Carter

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Reed, Theodore H  Search this
Carter, Amy  Search this
Carter, Rosalynn  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Challinor, Joan R  Search this
Kanakaratne, Neville  Search this
Gunaratne, Punitha  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Elephant House  Search this
Shanthi (Elephant)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10" w x 6.9" h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: 35mm negative
Type:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
April 2, 1977
Topic:
Giraffe  Search this
Zoo visitors  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Asian Elephants  Search this
First ladies  Search this
Zoos--Directors  Search this
Special events  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Proboscidea  Search this
Diplomats  Search this
Children  Search this
Standard number:
77-4014-19
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14709

Warren E. Burger, David Challinor and and Joan Ridder Challinor

Author:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Challinor, David  Search this
Burger, Warren E. 1907-  Search this
Challinor, Joan R  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Assistant Secretary for Science  Search this
United States Supreme Court  Search this
Chief Justice of the United States  Search this
Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
c. 1978
Topic:
Regents  Search this
Event  Search this
Standard number:
78-15672-22
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11367

Shanthi Greeted at Zoo by Amy & Rosalynn Carter

Author:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Reed, Theodore H  Search this
Carter, Amy  Search this
Carter, Rosalynn  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Challinor, Joan R  Search this
Gunaratne, Punitha  Search this
Perry, Al  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Elephant House  Search this
Shanthi (Elephant)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10" w x 6.9" h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: 35mm negative
Type:
Group, candid
Photographic print
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
April 2, 1977
Topic:
Giraffe  Search this
Zoo visitors  Search this
Zoo exhibits  Search this
Asian Elephants  Search this
First ladies  Search this
Zoos--Directors  Search this
Special events  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Proboscidea  Search this
Diplomats  Search this
Children  Search this
Standard number:
77-4014-14 SI Archives
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14704

Kin and communities : families in America / edited by Allan J. Lichtman, Joan R. Challinor

Author:
Lichtman, Allan J  Search this
Challinor, Joan R  Search this
Physical description:
335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
Topic:
Families  Search this
Call number:
HQ536 .K48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_115838

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