Tindall Family Film Collection

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TINDALL FAMILY FILM COLLECTION
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Call Number: D.426
Dates: 1932-1960
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Film List
Collection Overview
Title: TINDALL FAMILY FILM COLLECTION
Call Number: D.426
Dates: 1932-1960
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The Tindall Family Film Collection consists of 16-millimeter footage shot by Dr. Herbert L. Tindall, UR1936, the father of Dr. Robert Tindall, UR1965. Included are scenes of the River Campus only a few years after it opened in 1930, up to 1940, the year Herbert's younger brother Harry graduated. The rest of the collection shows three generations of the Tindall family and their friends at home and on vacation.

16-millimeter film was introduced by Eastman Kodak in 1923, making Herb Tindall a first-generation 16-mm filmmaker. As of September 2011, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, near Robert and his wife Janice Clough Tindall, UR1966.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Tindall Family Film Collection was donated by Herbert and Robert Tindall in April 2011, along with Robert's collection of original 16mm commercial films, held elsewhere in the University. In June 2011 the films of the Tindall Family Film Collection were upgraded to DVD and are available for viewing onsite in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections.Access
The TINDALL FAMILY FILM COLLECTION is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], TINDALL FAMILY FILM COLLECTION, D.426, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
An article about the Tindalls that appeared in the Rochester Review may be read here .


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Film List
"Backyard Beauty" (1940) - Herbert, Jr.'s attempt at a "story" film in his backyard at 407 Waring Road, Elkins Park, PA.
"Chronicles of Beta Delta Gamma" #1 and #2 (1932-36) - UR social fraternity organized in 1926 out of the UR chapter of the Commons Club. Dissolved c. 1940 when President Valentine administration denied request for national affiliation. Revived in 1949 but no longer in existence. Film by Herbert Tindall (no appearance).
Early Tindall footage #1 (1930-36) - Includes Herbert Tindall's parents, Herbert L., Sr. and Edith Kelley Tindall, in Wisconsin on vacation (filmed by Herbert, Jr.).
Early Tindall footage #2 (1931-32) - Tindall family in Philadelphia, Drexel Hill; includes aunt and uncle Margaret (Tindall) and George Wilkinson.
Early Tindall footage #3 (1931-46) - Fishing trip at Miami Beach; Fourth of July Picnic with Tindalls and Kelleys.
Early Tindall footage #4 (1938?) - Deep sea fishing trip out of Brielle, NJ; picnic in Waring Road backyard.
Early Tindall footage #5 (1932) - Upper Darby, PA; Tindall home in Rochester; trip to Niagara Falls with neighbors, the Brannacaccios.
Florida trips (1957 and 1959) - Herbert L. and Julia Cook Tindall.
Freshman class of Hahnemann Medical School visits Dr. Borneman in Norwood (1938) - Herbert Tindall, Jr. has brief appearance.
"Hard Alee" (1941) - Kodachrome: shows voyage of the yacht Elizabeth from Island Heights, NJ to Chesapeake Bay (film won first prize from the Philadelphia Cinema Club in 1941).
Herbert L. Tindall, Sr. (1930s) - "Staged" film in which Tindall, Sr. is shown smoking, making bootleg gin, drinking, flirting, pretending to play piano ("characteristics that made him famous").
Northern Trip #1 and #2 (1938) - Trip taken by Herbert Tindall, Jr. and younger brother Harry through New York State, Quebec, and New England.
Red Seal Picnic (1939) - Herbert Tindall, Sr. playing baseball.
Remington Rand Office Picnic (1930s) - Herbert Tindall, Sr. was Office Manager for this company.
Small Fry #1 (1943-46) - Robert Tindall as an infant, along with Harry K., Helen S., and James Tindall.
Small Fry #2 (1946-53) - Shots of yards at 407 Waring Road and 36 Gay Street, Christiana, PA; Christmas Day, 1952; Red Point, MD in summer of 1953; sailing on the Ghost Rider.
Small Fry #3 (1953-55) - Backyard in Christiana, PA; Delaware Park; Riverview Amusement Park; White Cliffs Picnic (Chesapeake Bay).
Small Fry #4 (1956-60) - Red Point; exhibit of old farm equipment; Niagara Falls; Lucio Valente; Thousand Islands (?); Canal lock, train ride at Fort Niagara; Christiana horse show; Carl and Margie Gilbert.
Small Fry #5 (1960) - Continuation of horse show from Small Fry #4.
Tuna fishing, Harry Tindall in convertible, Quoits Game (1930s-40s) - Includes Frank Kelley.
Univ. of Rochester (1932-40) - Buildings, classrooms, laboratories, sports, "Children Must Play," engineering students' trip to Niagara Falls, Class of 1936 Senior Class Picnic, Baccalaureate Day 1940.
West Indies cruise (1939) - Herbert Tindall, Sr., Frank Kelley, Jr., and Philadelphia friends.


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