Beth Brickell Materials

MC 1713

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Rachael Reagan, 2011.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Brickell, Beth, 1939-
Beth Brickell Materials
Inclusive Dates
MC 1713
.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Processing Information

Processed by Rachael Reagan; completed in December 2011 .

Preferred Form of Citation

Beth Brickell Materials (MC 1713), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Beth Brickell was born in Brinkley, Monroe Country, Arkansas, with most sources indicating 1937/1941 as her birth year. Raised in Pine Bluff and Camden, Arkansas, Brickell attended the University of Arkansas and received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1958. After graduating, Brickell moved to New York to train as an actress at the Actors Studio under Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. While in New York, Brickell starred in over 25 stage productions, including “Thurber Carnival”, “Room Service”, and “Take Her, She’s Mine”. After her time in New York, Brickell moved to Hollywood to star in the television series “Gentle Ben”. After two seasons of “Gentle Ben”, Brickell left but still continued to make guest appearances on multiple T.V. shows, including “Bonanza” and “Hawaii 5-0”. Brickell also had roles in motion picture films, including "Posse" and "Deadly Game". After acting, Brickell attended the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles where she received an MFA in film directing and screen writing in 1978. Brickell went on to write, produce, and direct multiple award-winning films like "A Rainy Day and Summer’s End". Brickell was also very involved in both state and national politics. Working as a field organizer for the 1988 Michael Dukakis Presidential campaign, Brickell organized and supervised volunteers in the Beverly Hills precincts. Brickell also acted as the campaign manager for Blanche Lincoln, an Arkansan that won against a 26-year incumbent and eventually became a U.S. Senator. Today, Brickell spends her time between her home in Beverly Hills and her property outside of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains scrapbook materials, photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs from University of Arkansas events.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Biographical Information, n.d.

Box 1 Item 1

Scrapbook, 1955

Box 1 Item 2

Scrapbook, 1956-1957

Box 2 Folder 1

Beth Brickell Photograph Album Covers, 1957-1958

Box 2 Folder 2

Beth Brickell Photograph Album Photographs, 1957-1958 (Images 1-40)

Box 2 Folder 3

Beth Brickell Photograph Album Loose Materials, 1957-1958, n.d.


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