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The Finding Aid of the The Roots of American Order Television Adaptation Proposal 0038
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Historical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: The Roots of American Order Television Adaptation Proposal
    Identifier/Call Number: 0038
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1976-1982
    Abstract: The collection contains materials related to the proposal to turn Russell Kirk's book The Roots of American Order into a documentary series on KCET, tentatively titled America's Roots. Materials include correspondence, proposal drafts, and binders with photographs and shot lists for the proposed series. Items range in date from 1976 to 1982.
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: Herschensohn, Bruce, 1932-
    Creator: Kirk, Russell

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], The Roots of American Order Television Adaptation Proposal, Collection no. 0038, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

    Historical note

    In the mid-1970s, a proposal was written adapt Russell Kirk's book The Roots of American Order into a documentary series on KCET (a Los Angeles public television station, Southern California's flagship PBS member station from 1970 to 2010). The show was tentatively titled America's Roots. Though the series was never completed, Bruce Herschensohn did create binders with photographs and proposed shot lists in anticipation of filming.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains materials related to the proposal to turn Russell Kirk's book The Roots of American Order into a documentary series on KCET, tentatively titled America's Roots. Materials include correspondence, proposal drafts, and binders created by Bruce Herschensohn with photographs and shot lists for the proposed series. Individuals who feature prominently in the correspondence include Morris B. Pendleton, Romuald Gantkowski, Russell Kirk, and others. Items range in date from 1976 to 1982.

    Related Archival Materials

    Other materials related to Bruce Herschensohn can be found in the Bruce Herschensohn papers 0006, or online via the Pepperdine Digital Collections, in the Bruce Herschensohn Collection (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15093coll1).

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in March, 2013.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gantkowski, Romuald, 1903-1989
    Herschensohn, Bruce, 1932-
    KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.).
    Kirk, Russell. The roots of American order /
    Pendleton, Morris B., 1901-1985
    Correspondence
    Photograph albums
    Television scripts