Frank Beacham papers, 1988-2000.


Frank Beacham papers, 1988-2000.

Essays, scripts, audio tapes, notes and other materials re the research and publications of this S.C. journalist reflecting his involvement with coverage of various events in S.C. history. Materials re radio program titled, "The Orangeburg Massacre," written and directed by Beacham, a dramatization of the book written by journalists Jack Bass and Jack Nelson, broadcast by American Public Radio (1990 and 1993), including final draft of script, 1 Sept. 1990, audiocassette of the production (which starred David Carradine, Blair Underwood, and James Whitmore), extensive press response to the broadcast, and comments by Jack Bass, Cleveland Sellers, and Columbia newspaperman Kent Krell, in addition to those of Beacham himself; includes taped interview with Rhett Jackson (Dec. 1993), a member of the S.C. Probation, Pardon, and Parole Board, re the pardon (20 July 1993) of Sellers for his conviction. Consisting of 6 audiocassettes of radio retrospective "Theatre of the Imagination: The Radio Days of Orson Welles," with accompanying press material; one CD-ROM of "Theatre of the Imagination: Radio Stories by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre." Other examples of Beacham's published writings focus on aspects of information technology, the impact of technological change, and sound, written for two magazines: TV Technology and Radio World, as well as a syndicated column, "Questioning Technology"; also including 2 bound volumes, American Cinematographer Video Manual (1992 and 1994 editions), with introduction by Frank Beacham. Also including transcript copy, "Questions and More Questions about South Carolina ETV: Testimony by Frank Beacham, Nov. 20, 1995"; published articles and essays re documentary film "The Uprising of '34," the controversy surrounding SCETV's refusal to broadcast the work, and dedication, 29 May 1995, of a memorial honoring the seven textile workers killed on 6 Sept. 1934 at the Chiquola Mill (Honea Path, S.C.). Also including article, "Charlie's Place," published in Oxford American, Nov.-Dec. 2000, re efforts by Ku Klux Klan to control interracial dancing at Myrtle Beach, S.C., during 1950s, and harassment of Charlie Fitzgerald, proprietor of an African American night club in Horry County, S.C.


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