The Finding Aid of the The Roots of American Order Television Adaptation Proposal 0038

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
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March 2013


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

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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