John & Elizabeth Kimball Howard and Stanton & Carol Kimball Young Collection
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Creator(s)
Clifford North
Primary Format and Extent
film (2,000 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1930 - 1940
Summary
Collection contains home movies of young people at two summer camps in New Hampshire. Primarily shown are activities at the girls' camp (Bonheur), with some footage of the boys' camp (Bonté) and joint activities. Activities include swimming, diving, life saving, sailing, tennis, archery, shooting practice, horseback riding, croquet, arts and crafts. Camp counselors and staff appear throughout, as well as campers in close-ups for two of the years.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Howards have a home in Orrington, Maine, as well as property in Moultonborough on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. The Youngs live in Hopkinton, NH. Mrs. Young and Mrs. Howard are daughters of Alice A. Kimball who founded the camps and directed them until after World War II. Clifford North was the father of a camper.
People and Organizations
Camp Bonheur, Camp Bonté
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 2
Showing 1 - 2 of 2:
1) [amateur camp footage] Reels 1-4
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94 for Reels 1-4 (DIVISIONS BETWEEN REELS IS UNCLEAR IN NOTES): Raising the American flag, girls camp. Young and teen girls on a nature hike, studying flora....more
2) [amateur camp footage] Reels 5-7
NHF cataloguer's notes, 11/94 for Reels 5-7 (DIVISIONS BETWEEN REELS IS UNCLEAR IN NOTES): Horseback riding, English saddles. Archery. Shooting practice with rifles. Canoeing. Arts and...more
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