Southern Methodist University

Niki Flacks scrapbooks and writings

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Flacks, Niki
Title: Niki Flacks scrapbooks and writings
Inclusive Dates: 1953-1985
Abstract: Actress and director Niki Flacks founded The Bergerac Company, a communications consulting firm that specializes in training executives in effective communication and public speaking skills. This collection consists of ten scrapbooks, which chronicle the career of Niki Louise Flacks. The ten volume set dates from 1953 to 1985. Ms. Flacks’ book Power Talk and a copy of her University of Texas Arlington Master’s thesis are also included.
Accession No: A2010.0015
Extent: 11 boxes (4.6 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Actress and theatre director Niki Flacks became interested in acting at a very young age. While growing up in Hollywood, Florida, she entered “most photogenic child” contests as early as age four and landed leading roles in her high school’s drama productions. She studied theatre and graduated from Northwestern University. Her acting career led to a starring role on the television soap opera One Life to Live, film roles, and several appearances on Broadway. She also directed theatre productions in the U.S. and London and served as an assistant professor in theatre at Southern Methodist University. In 1986, Ms. Flacks founded The Bergerac Company, a consulting firm that specializes in teaching effective communication skills to executives and professionals. Her method, which is based on her book Power Talk, incorporates theatre techniques to train individuals in public speaking and presentation.


Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of ten scrapbooks, which chronicle the career of Niki Louise Flaks, a professional actress, theatre director, and public speaking consultant. The ten volume set dates from 1953 to 1985. Ms. Flacks’ book Power Talk and a copy of her University of Texas Arlington Master’s thesis are also included.


 

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 2 series:
Series 1: Scrapbooks
Series 2: Writings

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Flacks, Niki.
Southern Methodist University -- Faculty.
Actresses -- United States -- 20th century.
Public speaking.
Scrapbooks.
Archives of Women of the Southwest.

Related Material

This is one of the collections in the Archives of Women of the Southwest.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Niki Flacks scrapbooks and writings, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift, Niki Flacks, 2010.

Processing Information

The scrapbooks are intact and each is housed in its own oversized box to minimize damage to the materials.

Finding aid written by

Pamalla Anderson, 2010.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Scrapbooks
10 Boxes

This series represents 10 boxes of scrapbooks chronicling the life of Niki Flacks starting in 1953 until 1985.
Box
1 Scrapbook, 1953-1960
Box
2 Scrapbook, 1960-1962
Box
3 Scrapbook, 1962-1964
Box
4 Scrapbook, 1964-1965
Box
5 Scrapbook, 1966-1967
Box
6 Scrapbook, 1967-1971
Box
7 Scrapbook, 1971-1974
Box
8 Scrapbook, 1974-1975
Box
9 Scrapbook, 1975-1978
Box
10 Scrapbook, 1979-1985



 

Series 2:
Writings
1 Box

This series includes her Master’s thesis, book, and an article featured in Women’s Enterprise.
Box Folder
11 1 Master’s thesis: Power Talk: A Public Speaking Skills Training Program
2 Power Talk by Niki Flacks
3 Women’s Enterprise Article