Guide to the Don Brockett Papers, 1930-1998 CTC.2002.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Don Brockett Papers
Creator
Brockett, Don
Collection Number
CTC.2002.01
Date
1930-1998
Extent
15.0 linear feet (36 boxes)
Abstract
The Don Brockett Papers contain scrapbooks, photographs, contracts, correspondence, and other types of materials relating to the stage productions from the career of entertainer, television, and film personality Don Brockett of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Preferred Citation

Don Brockett Papers, 1930-1995, CTC.2002.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Archives & Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Don Brockett was born in 1930 and lived in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, throughout his life. He produced, directed, wrote, composed, and usually performed in most of his own shows from the late 1950s until his sudden death in 1995. During his stage career, he also simultaneously managed several other entertainment acts such as Jack and Sally Jenkins and the popular Turtle Creek band, The Vogues. Mr. Brockett was nationally known due to his portrayal of Chef Brockett on the PBS children’s education series Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood for over thirty years.

What truly made Don Brockett unique were his stage productions performed in and around the city of Pittsburgh. Most of these productions also toured in neighboring states and several were performed throughout the country and Off-Broadway in New York City. A large number of his early shows were created for the duo of Brockett and Barbara Mazziotti, (later Russell), who performed musical revues to critical and commercial praise. In 1985 he premiered Forbidden Pittsburgh, which became a celebrated event that would run annually for the next decade. The show featured popular Broadway songs customized to poke fun at local topics, trends, and personalities. He once estimated that he had employed over one thousand Pittsburgh entertainers throughout his career, several of which went on to greater fame like Florence Lacy, Beth Austin, Lenora Nemetz, Rob Marshall, Pam Klinger, and Michael Keaton.

Later in Don Brockett’s career, he began to acquire supporting roles in film. He appeared in thirty-five films, many of which were filmed in the Pittsburgh area. His first film was Flashdance (1983). He then went on to appear in other major motion pictures, such as  Fletch Lives with Chevy Chase and  Hoffa with Jack Nicholson and Danny Devito. He also had a small role in the Academy Award winner for Best Picture of 1991,  The Silence of the Lambs.

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Scope and Content Notes

Materials in the Brockett Papers date from his early years as an entertainer from the 1950s through 1995. This collection includes all types of materials, such as photographs, posters, scripts, scores, orchestrations, press clippings, programs, and other promotional materials. Also included are a sampling of Brockett's business contracts, copyrights, and correspondence with various friends, other entertainers, and booking agents.

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Arrangement

Series I. Personal Materials

Series II. Legal and Financial Materials

Series III. Career Related Materials

Series IV. Brockett Productions

Series V. Orchestrations

Series VI. Photographs

Series VII. Oversized and Miscellaneous Materials

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 2004

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Leslie Brockett in April 2002.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by William Daw in 2003 and 2004.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Brockett, Don

Subject(s)

  • Actors and actresses -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Burlesque (Theater) -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Entertainers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Musical theater -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Musical theater producers and directors -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Performing arts -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Theater
  • Theater -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Theatrical companies -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Don Brockett Papers, 1930-1995, CTC.2002.01, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

Don Brockett Papers, 1930-1995, CTC.32, Curtis Theatre Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Personal Materials, 1947-1991 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains a small amount of personal effects and other items. The awards that Brockett received include letters of acknowledgement from U.S. Senator John Heinz, and both the Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania. The notebooks and journals contain Brockett's notes, thoughts, and experiences during the planning of the Off-Broadway debut of Big Bad Burlesque.

  BoxFolder
Awards, 1989-1991 11
  Folder
St. Mary of the Mount High School yearbook - graduating year, 1947 2
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque notebook/journal 3

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Series  II. Legal and Financial Materials, 1963-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains a small amount of various formal legal documents and materials.

  BoxFolder
Copyrights, 1963-1994 21
  Folder
Contracts, 1985-1991 2
  Folder
Expenses while employed by T.V. Guide, 1960-1961 3
  Folder
Writer/Publishers Clearance Forms, 1965 4

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Series  III. Career Related Materials, 1943-1998 

Scope and Content Notes

Items in this series relate to Brockett's career in general and not to any one specific production. Contained within are histories, correspondence, television and film scripts, and newsclippings, some of which were arranged into various scrapbooks. Some of the scrapbooks have been preservation photocopied; these copies are housed in the same folder as the original materials.

  BoxFolder
Brockett and Barbara promotional materials, 1977-1978 31
  Folder
Chronology and history of Brockett productions, 1998 2
  Folder
Correspondence, 1960-1992 3-4
  Folder
Correspondence undated 5
  Folder
Correspondence with Phyllis Diller, 1964-1992 6
  Folder
Don Brockett's Pittsburgh - the Video, 1988-1989 7
  Folder
Miscellaneous film and television scripts - Brockett scenes only, 1991-1992 8
  Folder
Miscellaneous promotional materials 1964-1993 9
  BoxFolder
Newspaper clippings, 1968 41
  Folder
Newspaper clippings, 1970-1975 2-5
  Folder
Newspaper clippings, 1977-1979 6-7
  Folder
Newspaper clippings, 1981-1995 8-16
  Folder
Newspaper clippings - undated 17
  BoxFolder
Scrapbook loose pages 1-96, 1943-1970 51-10
  Folder
Scrapbook - fragments, 1968-1969 11
  BoxFolder
Scrapbook, 1973-1976 61
  Folder
Scrapbook, 1975-1976 2
  Folder
Scrapbook, 1981 3
  Folder
Scrapbook, 1985 4
  BoxFolder
Script - Flashdance, 1982 71
  Folder
Script - Fletch II, 1988 2
  Folder
Script - The Nobodies television pilot, 1971 3
  Folder
Script - Picking Up the Pieces, 1988 4
  Folder
Stouffer's Lean Cuisine jingle lyrics, 1980 5

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Series  IV. Brockett Productions, 1962-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains materials that relate to specific productions of Brockett's. It is divided into three subseries: Scripts, Scores, and Skits / Other materials.

Subseries  1. Scripts, 1969-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

Boxes 8-14 are production scripts to many of Brockett’s shows, which are arranged alphabetically by title. For some titles the folder not only contains the script, but also other items that pertain to the production, such as music orchestrations and correspondence.

  BoxFolder
Amen, Amen Etc. script 81-2
  Folder
Beads script, 1970-1971 3
  Folder
Bicentennial Wagon Train Show script, 1975 4
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque script - Orpheum Theatre / office copy 5
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque script - lighting cues for club date version 6
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque script - revised, November 1979 7
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque script - office copy, April 1991 8
  Folder
Bless My Soul script 9
  Folder
Bring on the Broads script, 1970 10
  Folder
Broadway Big Top 11
  Folder
Broadway Tonight - Heinz Hall, November 12 1971 12
  Folder
Brockett and Barbara and Friends - Marriott, 1986 13
  BoxFolder
Brockett and Barbara in Trashdance, 1984 91
  Folder
Brockett and Barbara at 104 2
  Folder
Brockett and Barbara in Sixtysomething 3
  Folder
Brockett and Barbara's 25th Anniversary 4
  Folder
Burlesqapade - copies of scripts 5-6
  Folder
Burlesque Gaieties script, 1974 7
  Folder
Cat Cay, March 10 1982 8
  Folder
Celebration '76 script and promotional materials, 1975 9
  Folder
Commercials scripts 10
  Folder
Cowardly Way Out script 11-12
  Folder
Desdamona Fink Meets Son of Stage Struck 13
  Folder
Don Brockett with Champagne 14
  BoxFolder
Don't Feed the Crockagators script, 1969 101
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '85 script - original office copy 2
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '86 script, April 1986 3
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '86 script - office copy 4
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '87 script 5
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '88 script 6
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '89 script 7
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '90 script, 1990 8-9
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '92 script, July 1992 11
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '93 script, 1992-1993 12
  BoxFolder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '94 script 111
  Folder
Don Brockett's Forbidden Pittsburgh '95 script 2
  Folder
Fred Rogers 25th anniversary special script, 1979 3-4
  Folder
Gimbels Bunny Breakfast script, 1985 5
  Folder
Gimbels Christmas show script, 1984 6
  Folder
Go Pound Salt script - Ben Gross restaurant, 1969 7-8
  Folder
Hello Tourists script 9
  Folder
How the West was Won script, 1976 10-11
  Folder
Industrial Show script and promotional materials 12
  Folder
Ingersoll Rand script - office copy with final changes 13
  BoxFolder
Josephine the Short Neck Giraffe the sequel! script, 1988-1989 121
  Folder
Loveboat Follies script 2
  Folder
Love Song script 3-4
  Folder
Lyrics Verse script 5
  Folder
National Jewish Test script 6
  Folder
New Amen Show script - Baltimore 7
  Folder
New Amen Show script - Marriott 8
  Folder
New Amen Show script with changes, 1975 9
  Folder
NYC Update script 10
  Folder
Peaches and Bananas script, July 1 1980 11
  Folder
Peaches and Bananas script office copy and score, July 1 1980 12
  BoxFolder
Pennsylvania Show script, November 17 1980 131
  Folder
Politics '72 script - Ben Gross restaurant, 1972 2
  Folder
Poor Pitiful Pittsburgh script - Ben Gross Restaurant, 1969-1970 3
  Folder
Places Please script 4
  Folder
Places Please script office copy 5
  Folder
Pretty Please script 6
  Folder
Riverboat Follies, 1992 7
  Folder
Santa's Workshop script, October 25 1984 8
  Folder
Sights and Sounds of Pittsburgh script, November 1989 9
  Folder
Son of Stage Struck script 10
  Folder
Stage Struck script 11-12
  Folder
Sweet Feet script 13
  Folder
Sweet Feet - Cockeysville, May 1974 14
  BoxFolder
Sweet Feet script - Jennerstown Baltimore re-write 141
  Folder
Symphony Cabaret script - Duquesne Club April 4 1992 2
  Folder
Tom Smith script, 1974-1976 3
  Folder
TV or Not TV script - Celestial, March 11 1977 4
  Folder
U.J.F. Show Full of Life, October 1983 5
  Folder
Vintage Brockett and Barbara script, 1987 6
  Folder
Vintage Brockett and Barbara Again script, 1988 7
  Folder
Wake Up Santa 8
  Folder
Who Needs a Showtrain? script and early music and sketches 9
  Folder
You Get Your Show script 1969 10

Subseries  2. Scores, 1969-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

Boxes 15-17 contain the production scores to several of Brockett’s shows; they are arranged alphabetically by the title of the production.

  BoxFolder
Amen, Amen, Etc. score, 1973 151-2
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque full score, January 1982 3
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque score 4-5
  BoxFolder
Big Bad Burlesque score 161
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque piano score, January 1982 2
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque - Burlesque Gaieties score 3
  Folder
Bless My Soul score 4
  Folder
Forbidden Pittsburgh ’85 score 5
  Folder
Forbidden Pittsburgh ’93 score 6
  BoxFolder
Forbidden Pittsburgh ’94 score, 1993-1994 171
  Folder
Industrial Show music, 1969-1976 2
  Folder
Ingersol Rand score, 1975-1976 3
  Folder
Just for Openers score 4
  Folder
Mister Roger’s Operas, 1973-1974 5
  Folder
The New Amen Show score 6
  Folder
Not Tonight I Have a Headache score 7
  Folder
Sweet Feet score, 1977 8-10
  Folder
Utopia 20 score, 1978 11
  Folder
Unidentified scores 12

Subseries  3. Skits and other materials, 1962-1978 

Scope and Content Notes

Boxes 18 and 19 are an alphabetical arrangement by title prepared by Don Brockett of skits, comedic scenes, intros, medleys, and some lyrics to songs. Box 20 consists of miscellaneous materials including scrapbooks, programs, artwork, etc.

  BoxFolder
Skits, intros, lyrics, etc "A-M" 181-10
  BoxFolder
Skits, intros, lyrics, etc "N-Z" 191-7
  BoxFolder
Big Bad Burlesque scrapbook 201
  Folder
Brockett's Broadway Babes planning 2
  Folder
Fred Rogers 25th anniversary special planning 3
  Folder
Industrial Show programs 4
  Folder
Miscellaneous artwork 5
  Folder
N.Y.C. stage manager's book 6
  Folder
Peaches and Bananas artwork 7
  Folder
Programs, 1968-1993 8
  Folder
Special Material 9
  Folder
Tony Domino finale - rough draft 10

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Series  V. Orchestrations 

Scope and Content Notes

Within this series are song orchestrations that were used by Brockett for his multitude of stage productions. They are arranged into four subseries: Known composers, Brockett composed, Unknown composers, and Other orchestrations.

Subseries  1. Known Composers 

Scope and Content Notes

Box 21 contains orchestrations by composers who are not Don Brockett and are clearly identified on the materials; they are arranged alphabetically by the song title.

  BoxFolder
Ac-cent-tchu-aate the Positive 211
  Folder
Almawhatsamater 2
  Folder
And All that Jazz 3
  Folder
And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going 4
  Folder
Before the Parade Passes By 5
  Folder
Can-Can 6
  Folder
Hawaiian War Chant 7
  Folder
Hello My Baby 8
  Folder
The Impossible Dream 9
  Folder
It’s You I Like 10
  Folder
Louise 11
  Folder
Men in My Little Girl’s Life 12
  Folder
Mimi 13
  Folder
Mr. Whipple’s Watching 14
  Folder
Night Fever 15
  Folder
Oh! You Beautiful Doll 16
  Folder
Rocky theme 17
  Folder
Swan Lake Ballet Suite 18
  Folder
Teen Angel 19
  Folder
Thank Heaven for Little Girls 20
  Folder
Thanks to You 21
  Folder
Tomorrow 22
  Folder
Union Label 23
  Folder
We Didn’t Start the Fire 24
  Folder
Welcome to Brockett’s Revue 25
  Folder
What I Did For Love 26
  Folder
Wilkommen 27
  Folder
Wonderful Night 28
  Folder
You Made Me Love You 29

Subseries  2. Brockett Composed 

Scope and Content Notes

Box 22 contains orchestrations labeled as being composed by Don Brockett; they are arranged alphabetically by the title of the piece.

  BoxFolder
Airport Polka 221
  Folder
All We Know is That She’s Here 2
  Folder
Bi-Centennial Production (community theatre) 3
  Folder
Big Old Lady 4
  Folder
Capital B 5
  Folder
Casey and Kildare 6
  Folder
Chickenanny 7
  Folder
Dirty Old Lady 8
  Folder
Fight Song 9
  Folder
How Do You Like It So Far? 10
  Folder
I Can’t Remember Her Name 11
  Folder
If That is the Kind of Woman He Wants 12
  Folder
I Want Me a Woman 13
  Folder
Jumbo 14
  Folder
Kuelling 15
  Folder
Last Night I Met Miss Right, Mom 16
  Folder
Last Polka in Pittsburgh 17
  Folder
Lord Sees Me 18
  Folder
Love Songs 19
  Folder
My Christmas Wish 20
  Folder
My Darling When You Go Away 21
  Folder
Nikita Cha-Cha 22
  Folder
Nose Touching Song 23
  Folder
Old Fashioned Good Night 24
  Folder
Old Prayer in a New Song 25
  Folder
Places Please 26
  Folder
Pretty Things 27
  Folder
Rich Kid, Poor Kid 28
  Folder
Santa 29
  Folder
Santa Claus Blues 30
  Folder
Sea Captain’s Daughter 31
  Folder
Sinatra Records 32
  Folder
Sing a Song 33
  Folder
Song of Love 34
  Folder
Stage Struck 35
  Folder
Subway 36
  Folder
Sweet Feet 37
  Folder
Tango de March 38
  Folder
To the Dentist 39
  Folder
Two of Us 40
  Folder
Wake Up Santa 41
  Folder
We’re Both Twelve Now 42
  Folder
Who Needs a Showtrain? 43
  Folder
Who Will Finish the Season? 44
  Folder
Wonderful Burlesque Days 45
  Folder
You Can’t Poke Fun at the Palace 46

Subseries  3. Unknown Composers 

Scope and Content Notes

Boxes 23-28 are orchestrations composed by miscellaneous composers (some of which are possibly Brockett and some that are popular famous composers) but the composer is not specifically identified on the materials; they are arranged alphabetically by the title of the piece.

  BoxFolder
A.M. 231
  Folder
Acts 2
  Folder
Ah Paris 3
  Folder
All of Me 4
  Folder
Amen 5
  Folder
Amen Commercials 6
  Folder
Anything Goes 7
  Folder
Application 8
  Folder
Applause 9
  Folder
Arnie Palmer 10
  Folder
Avon Beguine 11
  Folder
Back Home in Indiana 12
  Folder
Balloon 13
  Folder
Battle Hymn 14
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque Bows 15
  Folder
Big Bad Burlesque Opening 16
  Folder
Big Spender 17
  Folder
Bill 18
  Folder
Bill Bailey 19
  Folder
The Birth of the Blues 20
  Folder
Bonnie and Clyde 21
  Folder
Boompies 22
  Folder
Broadway Tonight 23
  Folder
Brockett and Barbara Under Broadway 24
  Folder
Brockett’s Big Bad Burlesque 25
  Folder
Brockett Opening Number 26
  BoxFolder
Brotherhood 241
  Folder
Bug Production 2
  Folder
Burlesque 3
  Folder
Burlesque Overture 4
  Folder
Cabaret 5
  Folder
Can I Take You Home 6
  Folder
Carioca 7
  Folder
Chair Commercial Chaser 8
  Folder
Chef Brockett Song 9
  Folder
Ching and Ling 10
  Folder
Christmas Wish 11
  Folder
Cinderella 12
  Folder
Clairol-Opener 13
  Folder
Clyde and Hortense 14
  Folder
Comatose or Death 15
  Folder
Commercials 16
  Folder
Community Songs 17
  Folder
The Company Way 18
  Folder
Diet Coke 19
  Folder
Dis-Done 20
  Folder
Doctor and the Lady 21
  Folder
Downtown 22
  Folder
Dry Bones 23
  Folder
Easy Credit 24
  Folder
Eat n Park 25
  Folder
Elf March 26
  Folder
Entertain 27
  Folder
Everybody’s Fancy 28
  BoxFolder
Fiddler 251
  Folder
The First Time You Notice 2
  Folder
Football Production 3
  Folder
Five Growing Boys 4
  Folder
42nd Street 5
  Folder
Funs a Poppin’ 6
  Folder
Gas: It’s Quite an Art 7
  Folder
Give My Regards to Broadway 8
  Folder
Glamour Girl 9
  Folder
Gunner 10
  Folder
Happy Days are Here Again 11
  Folder
Hard Time to Come Again No More 12
  Folder
Hats Off to Broadway 13
  Folder
Hello Dolly 14
  Folder
Here is Your Tent 15
  Folder
Home Show 16
  Folder
I am Taking Pictures 17
  Folder
I Can’t Apologize Enough 18
  Folder
I Could Have Danced All Night 19
  Folder
I Dig Rock and Roll Music 20
  Folder
I Don’t Know how to Love Him 21
  Folder
If I Were a Rich Man 22
  Folder
If Only Moderately 23
  Folder
If We Only Have Love 24
  Folder
I Just Can’t Wait 25
  Folder
Improvisations Chaser 26
  Folder
Inkka-dink-ka-dink 27
  Folder
Intro to BQ Days 28
  Folder
I Really Love it Up Here 29
  Folder
I Remember it Well 30
  Folder
I Ride My Horse 31
  Folder
It’s Quite an Act 32
  Folder
Jim and Tammy 33
  Folder
John Wayne 34
  Folder
K-I-D-S 35
  BoxFolder
Lakeview Sheraton 261
  Folder
Lee Norse Commercial Jingle 2
  Folder
Let Us Entertain You 3
  Folder
Little Do They Know 4
  Folder
Little Rock 5
  Folder
Lizzie Borden 6
  Folder
Long Way to September 7
  Folder
Lord Be With You 8
  Folder
Lullaby of Broadway 9
  Folder
Mame 10
  Folder
Mary Poppins 11
  Folder
Maybe 12
  Folder
May Best 13
  Folder
Meet the Champion 14
  Folder
Miss America 15
  Folder
Mistaken Identity 16
  Folder
Mr. Foo 17
  Folder
Mr. Goldberg 18
  Folder
My Heart Belongs to Daddy 19
  Folder
Nepitism 20
  Folder
New Amen Show Opening 21
  Folder
New York, New York 22
  Folder
New York Chaser 23
  Folder
New York Opening 24
  BoxFolder
Nights on Broadway 271
  Folder
The Nobodies 2
  Folder
Numero Uno 3
  Folder
Oh You Can’t Fly to Heaven 4
  Folder
Old Folks at Home 5
  Folder
Old Song 6
  Folder
Opening Talk 7
  Folder
Ooh My Feet 8
  Folder
Opera 9
  Folder
Orphan Annie 10
  Folder
Orphan Dolls 11
  Folder
Patriotic Production 12
  Folder
Paper Production 13
  Folder
Peaches and Bananas Opening 14
  Folder
Picture Production 15
  Folder
Pilgrim Indian 16
  Folder
Pittsburgh Opera 17
  Folder
Playmate 18
  Folder
Pledge of Allegiance 19
  Folder
Portia and Ben 20
  Folder
Pothole Polka 21
  Folder
Public TV 22
  Folder
Racing with the Clock 23
  Folder
Robert E. Lee 24
  Folder
Rolling Rolling 25
  Folder
Saintly Swinger 26
  Folder
Salvation 27
  Folder
Santa Claus March 28
  Folder
Sheboygan 29
  Folder
Shepard and Angel 30
  Folder
Shuffle off to Buffalo 31
  Folder
Sing Along 32
  Folder
Sisters 33
  Folder
Six Months Out of Every Year 34
  Folder
Some of These Days 35
  Folder
Stewardess 36
  Folder
String of Pearls 37
  Folder
Strutaway 38
  Folder
Susie 39
  Folder
Swanee 40
  Folder
Sweet Adeline 41
  Folder
Sweet Georgia Brown 42
  Folder
Tapflash 43
  Folder
Telephone Number 44
  Folder
TV Themes Game 45
  Folder
Thanks 46
  Folder
Thank You 47
  Folder
This Time of Year 48
  Folder
Tin Whistle 49
  Folder
Toast of the Town 50
  Folder
To Life 51
  Folder
Tradition Vamp 52
  Folder
Trees 53
  BoxFolder
We Beseech You 281
  Folder
We’re in the Money 2
  Folder
We’s be in da Moaney? 3
  Folder
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 4
  Folder
Winchester Cathedral 5
  Folder
WQED 6
  Folder
Yesterday He Asked Me 7
  Folder
You’re a Santa’s Helper 8
  Folder
You Can’t Miss It 9
  Folder
Misc./Unidentified Songs 10

Subseries  4. Other Orchestrations 

Scope and Content Notes

Boxes 29 and 30 are medley orchestrations and are in an alphabetical arrangement by title. Box 30 also consists of a number of items that are all assorted orchestrations and were grouped together by Brockett. For the most part, the orchestrations are not published materials, and sometimes are handwritten. Some of the song titles have very extensive orchestrations that include music for a full orchestra. Box 31 contains original Brockett orchestrations that are not available for access to patrons due to their condition, although copies have been made and are available for use with the other copies of music for that song title.

  BoxFolder
Medley Book #1 A-I 291-3
  Folder
Medley Book #2 J-Z 4-5
  Folder
Broadway Medley 6
  Folder
Chevalier Medley 7
  Folder
Chuck’s Christmas Medley 8
  BoxFolder
Commercial Medley II 301
  Folder
Commercial Medley No. 3 2
  Folder
Diet Medley 3
  Folder
The Don Brockett Memorial Medley 4
  Folder
Fiddler Medley 5
  Folder
Gospel Medley 6
  Folder
New York Medley 7
  Folder
Night Medley 8
  Folder
Patriotic Medley 9
  Folder
Patti Burns Medley 10
  Folder
Performance Medley 11
  Folder
Romance Medley 12
  Folder
Star Wars Medley 13
  Folder
Wonderful Night Medley 14
  Folder
Audition Music 15
  Folder
George Cohen Salute (w/medleys) 16
  Folder
’93 Music 17
  Folder
Pittsburgh Symphony Benefit (music/letters/program) 18
  Folder
“Special Music” 19
  BoxFolder
Brockett written orchestrations A - Z (Restricted due to condition) 311-2

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Series  VI. Photographs 

Scope and Content Notes

This series is arranged alphabetically by folder subject title. The folder subject titles are the same folder titles that were present on the folders when the collection was received; they were probably titled by Brockett.

  BoxFolder
Brockett and Barbara photos 321
  Folder
Brockett and Barbara's 25th anniversary 2
  Folder
Burlesque pictures 3
  Folder
Celebration '76 4
  Folder
Celebrity photos 5
  Folder
Celebrities 6
  Folder
Don with celebs 7
  Folder
Don Brockett with friends 8
  Folder
Do Wah Diddy 9
  Folder
Early photos 10
  BoxFolder
Forbidden Pittsburgh 331
  Folder
Gimbel's 2
  Folder
Industrials 3
  Folder
Marriott shows 4
  Folder
Melodrama 5
  Folder
Mr. Rogers 6
  Folder
X-Mas pictures 7
  Folder
Misc. labeled photos 8
  Folder
Unidentified 9
  BoxFolder
Unidentified 341-5

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Series  VII. Oversized and Miscellaneous Materials, 1970-1998 

Scope and Content Notes

The final series in the collection contains items, information, and promotional materials with entertainers that Brockett managed and worked with, such as Jack and Sally Jenkins, The Vogues, and Father Tom Smith. The Index to Music in Theatre resource is a partial alphabetical list of Brockett productions along with cast lists and the song titles that were performed in the show. This series also contains some miscellaneous and/or oversized photos, art, and plaques.

  BoxFolder
Index to Music in Theatre 351
  Folder
Jack and Sally Jenkins 2
  Folder
Father Tom Smith 3
  Folder
Before and After calendar with original artwork, 1970 4
  Folder
Sweet Feet plaque – autographed by cast 5
  Folder
Framed caricature of Brockett as Sophie Masloff 6
  Folder
Gold record plaque for Turn Around, Look at Me by the Vogues 7
  Folder
Oversized and Miscellaneous Art and Extraman comic strip 8
  Folder
Oversized Photos 9
  Folder
Unused “Public Relations Consultant” Brockett letterhead 10
  BoxFolder
Framed photo of Brockett balancing bottle on his head 361
  Folder
New Forbidden Pittsburgh 1998 laminated poster 2
  Folder
Framed Big Bad Burlesque collage 3
  Folder
Big Plastic Don Brockett head 4
  Folder
Broadway Tonight poster 5

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