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Collection #141

Frank Hallam Papers

Record:141
Date:1935 - 2012 (Bulk 1935 - 2012)
Size:23 feet

Provenance

This collection is a gift of Frank Hallam.

Scope and Content

The Hallam Papers consist of journals (1935-2012), writings, and photographs. More than twelve feet of journals chronicle Hallam’s life from his early years in Indianapolis, his army days during WWII, and his life in New York City as a gay man. The early journals carefully avoid any specific reference to homosexuality for fear of discovery. A separate set of journals from 1969 to 1970 (folders 178-185) are labeled “Gemini” and appear to be a chronicle of his gay activity in New York City. The mostly unpublished writings (folders 194-290) include short stories as well as plays. There are also a few folders of miscellaneous notes and unspecified drafts of writings. Some of his writing are under the pen name of Frank Holland.
Hallam’s photographs, 35mm slides and 6 X 4 prints, begin in 1957 and continue to 2005. Mostly from New York City, they include images of the annual Gay Pride March, Folsom Street East, Riis Park, and many images of the street life of New York City. There are also images of his travels through Europe. The listing of images below is not comprehensive, but endeavors to note particular subjects of interest. There are numerous self-portraits scattered throughout the photographs. There are also several family photo albums from an earlier time period.
There is autobiographical material in folders 192 and 193.

History or Bio

Franklin T. Hallam, Jr. was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 5, 1925. He received a Catholic education through high school and then took two years of pre-med at the University of Notre Dame (1942-43). He was drafted into the Army in 1944 where he was assigned to a medical unit. He served in the Philippines and in Japan, leaving the army in 1946 and returning to Indiana and to school, receiving his A.B. degree in English in 1948. After living in Chicago (1952-56) and a brief return to Indianapolis, he came to New York in 1958 to take courses at Columbia University in the Spring and Fall. He remained in New York City until his death in 2012.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Journal 1935 – 1941
2. Journal 1942
3. Journal 1943
4. Typed Journal Excerpt 1 Jan 1943 to 22 Mar 1943
5. Journal 1 Jan 1944 yo 17 July 1944
6. Journal 18 Jul 1944 to 24 Sep 1944
7. Journal 25 Sep 1944 to 30 Nov 1944
8. Journal 30 Nov 1944 to 31 Dec 1944
9. Journal 1 Jan 1945 to 31 Jan 1945
10. Journal 31 Jan 1945 to 13 Mar 1945
11. Journal 13 Mar 1945 to 14 Apr 1945
12. Journal 14 Apr 1945 to 23 May 1945
13. Journal 24 May 1945 to 18 Jul 1945
14. Journal 19 Jul 1945 to 14 Sep 1945
15. Journal 15 Sep 1945 to 7 Nov 1945
16 Journal 8 Nov 1945 to 31 Dec 1945
17. Journal 1 Jan 1945 to 8 Feb 1946
18. Journal 9 Feb 1946 to 16 Mar 1946
19. Journal 17 Mar 1946 to 13 Apr 1946

 

Box 2

Folders 20 – 35. Journals 14 Apr 1946 to 26 Jan 1949

Box 3

Folders 36 – 53. Journals 27 Jan 1949 to 20 Jun 1951

Box 4

Folders 54 – 66. Journals 21 Jun 1951 to 9 Apr 1956

Box 5

Folders 67 – 81. Journals 11 Apr 1956 to 16 Oct 1961

Box 6

Folders 82 – 97. Journals 17 Oct 1961 to 29 May 1968

Box 7

Folders 98 – 113. Journals 29 May 1968 to 31 Dec 1975

Box 8

Folders 114 – 131. Journals 1 Jan 1976 to 31 Dec 1984

Box 9

Folders 132 – 145. Journals 1 Jan 1985 to 31 Dec 1991

Box 10

Folders 146 – 158. Journals 1 Jan 1992 to 30 Jun 1992 (Includes mother’s death 23 Nov 1993)

Box 11

Folders 159 – 169. Journals 29 Jun 1998 to 31 Dec 2006

Box 12

Folders 170 – 177. Journals 1 Jan 2007 to 29 Jun 2012; index to journals 1930s to 1950s

Box 13

178. Gemini – Rick S. [Gay Journal] 21 Jan 1969 to 28 Apr 1969
179. Gemini 2 [Gay Journal] 29 Apr 1969 to 27 May 1969
180. Gemini 3 [Gay Journal] 30 May 1969 to 28 June 1969
181. Gemini 4 [Gay Journal] 29 Jun 1969 to 17 Aug 1969
182. Gemini 5 [Gay Journal] 18 Aug 1969 to 31 Dec 1969
183. Gemini 6 [Gay Journal] 31 Dec 1969 to 1 Feb 1970
184. Gemini 7 [Gay Journal] 2 Feb 1970 to 8 Nov 1970
185. Gemini 8 [Gay Journal] 15 Nov 1970 to 5 Apr 2003
186. [Correspondence from F. G. Lee]
187. [Correspondence]
188. [Birthday and holiday cards]
189. Bob Drew (1982-1987) folder 1
190. Bob Drew (1982-1987) folder 2
191. Pat Powers, Albert Pichl, John Griggs
192. A 1941 Memoir
193. Autobiographies 1958 and 1999
194. About Last Friday
195. The Arrangement
196. Back to Before
197. Black Irishman (TV drama)
198. Black Spots
199. Boswell to the Sixties
200. Bridges
201. A Broken Heart for Dinner
202. The Causeway

Box 14

203. Chicago I
204. Chicago II
205. Chicago III
206. The Coming
207. Conversation While Dancing
208. Christopher’s End
209. A Disertation on Hand-Baskets
210. Dormer
211. Dream Bridge (TV play)
212. Drugstore
213. Edge of the Volcano
214. The End of April (TV drama)
215. Everybody Goes to Diefendorf
216. Everybody’s Big Brother
217. The Ferrucci House
218. The Florissant Party
219. Foreward
220. Friday Nights
221. From Horseshoes to Paddock
222. Heels to Heaven
223. House of Windows
224. How it Happened
225. Humoresque
226. I Do Not…
227. If I Could Only Meet Somebody
228. Intruder in the House
229. Isle of View
230. Jazz Me Blues (TV play)
231. Lament for a Southern Guitar – 4 act drama (5th and final draft)
232. The Last of the Krompkrompgrubers (TV play)
233. Learning About Life from the Movies
234. Legacy (TV play)
235. The Less Favorites
236. Like All Good Things (previously Sloth)
237. The Long Dark Hallway
238. The McFarlands Down the Alley
239. Memory of a Jab
240. Mill Town – proposed novel (soapy)
241. Monster with the Green Eyes
242. The Moon at Perigee
243. Morning Conversation
244. Moving Day
245. Music [melody and lyrics]
246. Naked Mannequin
247. A New Year Coming
248. Nick and Charles
249. The Night the Mob Stepped In
250. The Odyssey of Wesley Dye
251. Of Sons and Brothers
252. An Opinionated Memoir
253. The Other Oscar
254. Passions
255. Performers
256. The Plant Man
257. Poems
258. Poor Gloria Stuart
259. Quin
260. Red Olives and Mint Tea

Box 15

261. Reputation Without Credentials
262. Resolution
263. A Rusty Memorial
264. Sentor Loegan’s Sister-in-Law
265. Sensible Shoes
266. [Short sketches]
267. Something Called Sacrifice (TV comedy)
268. Sometimes the Night
269. Spindrift
270. The Suers of Paris
271. The Suprasonic Soprano (TV comedy)
272. The Survivors
273. The Tattooed Heel
274. Terminal Ward
275. The Lonely Old Money
276. To the Lions (TVplay)
277. Tokens
278. Tonight He Comes
279. Truck Stop
280. Tunnel Vision
281. Two Daughters
282. Unescorted Lady
283. The Unremembered Dead
284. Valse Trieste
285. Veterans
286. Viewed From Above
287. You’re Still My Horse
288. The White Tree (TV drama)
289. Interview and exhibition: Queer Piers [2001]
290. Short stories written at I. U. (1948)
291. [Draft: 1 Aug 1952 to 31 Dec 1952]
292. [Draft: 11 Jan 1953 to 31 Mar 1953]
293. [Draft: 3 Apr 1953 to 5 May 1953]
294. [Draft: 6 May 1953 to 22 Jun 1953]
295. [Draft: 23 Jun 1953 to 5 Dec 1955]

Box 16

296. [List for personal timeline, 1956]
297. [Articles] Misc. Uncompleted 96 Bars
298. [Articles – Drafts]
299. Uncompleted MSS [1940s, ’50s, ’60s]
300. MSS 1940s [folders 1 and 2]
301. Resume, 1960
302. ’50s [notes, etc., folder 1]
303. ’50s [notes, etc., folder 2]
304. ’60s [notes, etc., folder 1]
305. ’60s [notes, etc., folder 2]
306. Notes, etc. unpublished novel Debut Chicago, 1952
307. [Debut – Chicago, 1952: short stories, notes]
308. [Short story drafts and notes]

Box 17

309. The Megaphone, 1942 [Hallam high school yearbook]
310. Fenced Out [DVD re: youth and the New York City piers]
311. [Publications with stories by Frank Holland]
312. [Publications with stories by Frank Holland]
313. [Publications with stories by Frank Holland]
314. [Publications with stories by Frank Holland]
315. 35mm slides 1953-1958: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York
316. 35mm slides 1959-1965: Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana, Maryland, New York City (John Glenn ticker tape parade, NY World’s Fair), Germany, Italy, Austria, Gibralter, Washington, DC
317. 35mm slides 1965-1971: Germany, France, Maryland, New York, England, Scotland, Ireland
318. 35mm slides 1972-1973: New York City, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Azores, Victoria Falls, South Africa

Box 18

319. 35mm slides 1973-1975: South Africa, Brazil, Victoria Falls, Florida, New York City (Pride Parade, Piers), Puerto Rico, West Nyack,
320. 35mm slides 1975-1977: Puerto Rico, New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, Hare Krishna, Central Park, Operation Sail)
321. 35mm slides 1978-1979: New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, West Street, Circus, World Trade Center), Indianapolis
322. 35mm slides 1979: New York City (Piers) Greece, Turkey
323. 35mm slides 1979-1981: New York City (Piers, Bridges, Pride Parade, Riis Park, Halloween Parade), Indianapolis, Greece
324. 35mm slides 1981-1982: New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, Riis Park)
325. 35mm slides 1982-1983: New York City (Riis Park, Halloween Parade, Piers, Pride Parade, West Street, Christopher Street

Box 19

326. 35mm slides 1983-1984: New York City (Riis Park, Pride Parade, Piers, Christopher Street, Hare Krishna)
327. 35mm slides 1984-1985: New York City (Central Park, Polaski Day Parade, Korean Parade, Piers, Pride Parade, Hare Krishna)
328. 35mm slides 1985-1986: New York City (Piers, Easter Parade, Halloween Parade, Street Fair, Pride Parade, Christopher Street)
329. 35mm slides 1986: New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, Street Fair, Operation Sail)
330. 35mm slides 1987: New York City (Pride Parade, Street Fair, Piers, Christopher Street, Keller’s Bar, Korean Parade, Halloween Parade, RamRod Bar)
331. 35mm slides 1987-1988: New York City (Piers, Korean Parade, Caribbean Parade), Indianapolis
332. 35mm slides 1988-1989: New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, Halloween Parade, Wigstock), Germany

Box 20

333. 35mm slides 1989: Germany, France, New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, Indian Parade), Fire Island
334. 35mm slides 1989-1990: New York City (Piers, Pilobolus, Christopher Street, Washington Square, Wigstock), Fire Island
335. 35mm slides 1990-1991: New York City (Piers, Street Fair, Pride Parade), Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Indianapolis
336. 35mm slides 1991: Belgium, New York City (Pride Parade, Halloween Paarade, Street Fair, Christopher Street, Badlands Bar, Dugout Bar, Pakistan Parade)
337. 35mm slides 1991: New York City (Street Fair, Washington Square, Wigstock), France
338. 35mm slides 1991-1992: New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, Street Fair), Fire Island, France, Spain
339. 35mm slides 1992: Spain, France, Andora, New York City (Pride Parade)

Box 21

340. 35mm slides 1992-1993: New York City (Operation Sail, Wigstock, Dugout Bar), Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany
341. 35mm slides 1993: New York City (Wigstock, Dragon Boat Race, Asian Festival, Pride Parade, Piers, Dugout Bar, Street Fair)
342. 35mm slides 1993-1994: New York City (Pride Parade, Tompkins Square Park, Wigstock, Florent’s Bastille Party), Morocco, Spain, Gibralter, Portugal
343. 35mm slides 1994: New York City (Piers, Pride Parade), Spain
344. 35mm slides 1994-1996: New York City (Tompkins Square Park, Florent’s Bastille Day, Piers, Pride Parade, Wigstock), Morocco, Spain
345. 35mm slides 1996-1997: New York City (Florent’s Bastille Day, Wigstock, Piers, AIDS Ride, Pride Parade, Folsom Street East), Fire Island, Greece
346. 35mm slides 1997-1998: Greece, New York City (Pride Parade, Street Fair, AIDS Ride)

Box 22

347. 35mm slides 1998-1999: New York City (Piers, Wigstock, Folsom Street East, Tompkins Square Park, Pride Parade
348. 35mm slides 1999-2001: New York City (Piers, Pride Parade, Operation Sail, Folsom Street East)
349. 35mm slides 2001-2003: New York City (Folsom Street East, Pride Parade), Fire Island
350. 35mm slides 2004-2005: New York City (Folsom Street East; Prints 1957-1997: New York City (Riis Park, Florent’s Bastille Day, Folsom Street East, Pride Parade), Germany, Hungary, Greece
351. Prints 1998-2002: New York City (Pride Parade, Folsom Street East, 9/11)
352. Prints 2003-2004: New York City (Pride Parade, Rollereena, Folsom Street East), Fire Island
353. Prints 2004: New York City (Pride Parade, Folsom Street East)

Box 23

354. Prints 2004-2005: New York City (Pride Parade, Folsom Street East)
355. Prints 2006-2007: New York City (Pride Parade, Folsom Street East, Halloween Parade)
356. Prints 2007-2008: New York City (Pride Parade, Folsom Street East)
357. Color negatives
358. [Photos, mostly of Hallam, 1940s]
359. Scrapbook, 1935-1948
360. Photo Album 1948-1951
361. Photo Album 1952-1953
362. Photo Album May-July 1953
363. Photo Album July-August 1953
364. Photo Album August-September 1953
365. Photo Album 1964-1978
366. Photo Album various dates
367. Two battalion (?) photos