Guide to the Neil O'Brien Papers PA Mss 70

Finding aid prepared by George Blake, Zachary Liebhaber, 2010.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu; URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections
2010


Title: Neil O'Brien papers
Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 70
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 29.6 linear feet (16 document boxes, 25 oversize flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1890-1954
Abstract: Papers of early 20th century American blackface entertainer Neil O'Brien (circa 1868-1954), leader of "Neil O'Brien's Great American Minstrels," including scripts, music, set designs, photographs, letters, artifacts, posters, programs, sheet music, and financial documents.
Physical location: Annex 2 (Boxes 1-39)
Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
creator: O'Brien, Neil, approximately 1868-1954

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Neil O'Brien papers, PA Mss 70. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Arrangement

The collection has been organized into the following series: I. Scripts, II. Music and scripts, III. Published music, IV. Original music, V. Published music (not O'Brien), VI. Gags and scenes, VII. Gags and scenes (not alphabetized), VIII. Songs, recitations and poems, IX. Miscellaneous family records, X. Financial items and records, XI. Programs and advertisements, XII. Newspaper scrapbooks, XIII. Newspaper clippings, XIV. Clippings unrelated to O'Brien, XV. Photographs, XVI. Miscellany, XVII. Autobiography, XVIII. Calendars and Address book, XIX. Letters and personal notes, XX. Minstrel show objects.

Scope and Content

This collection includes music (both published and original), original scripts, scenes, jokes, gags and poems written by Neil O'Brien (circa 1868-1954), leader of "Neil O'Brien's Great American Minstrels. Newspaper clippings include reviews of performances by O'Brien and other blackface performers. When possible, scripts have been paired with original copies of accompanying songs. Financial records include receipts, bills, bank checks, contracts, company salary figures and ledgers. Programs and advertisements pertain to O'Brien's Minstrels, Lew Dockstader and others. Photos include family photos as well those of musicians and minstrel performers. Correspondence includes letters between O'Brien and other minstrel performers, including Dockstader. Personal items include two manuscript copies of O'Brien's autobiography, calendars, newspaper scrapbooks, notes and an address book.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dockstader, Lew
Blackface entertainers
Minstrel music
Minstrel shows -- United States
Photographs
Programs

 

Scripts Series I.

Box-folder 1: 1

Americanization undated

Box-folder 1: 2

Americanization undated

Box-folder 1: 3

Aunt Sally's Syncopated Social 1918-1919

Box-folder 1: 4

Bargain Day in a Department Store undated

Box-folder 1: 5

Big Brother Club 1918-1919

Box-folder 1: 6

Brave Bold Black and Tans undated

Box-folder 1: 7

Captain Seagrass 1917-1918

Box-folder 1: 8

Charcoal and Midnight Back from the Front undated

Box-folder 1: 9

Child of the Desert undated

Box-folder 2: 1

Fighting the Flames 1915-1916

Box-folder 2: 2

Fire Department undated

Box-folder 2: 3

Following the Flag 1912-1913

Box-folder 2: 4

Following the Flag undated

Box-folder 2: 5

Hopping the Atlantic Ocean 1920-1921

Box-folder 2: 6

Hot Dog 1924-1925

Box-folder 2: 7

House of Rest 1908-1909

Box-folder 2: 8

Hunting the Hahas undated

Box-folder 3: 1

In the Secret Service 1917-1918

Box-folder 3: 2

Jitney Joy Bus [1] undated

Box-folder 3: 3

Jitney Joy Bus [2] undated

Box-folder 3: 4

Kernal Jim and Kasper undated

Box-folder 3: 5

Kunnel Jim and Jasper undated

Box-folder 3: 6

League of Explainations undated

Box-folder 3: 7

Lost Purse and Demon Run or a Dry Town undated

Box-folder 3: 8

Meatless Day 1918-1919

Box-folder 3: 9

Meatless Day undated

Box-folder 3: 10

Musical Sketch undated

Box-folder 4: 1

Parcel Post and Demon Run undated

Box-folder 4: 2

Pay Before You Enter, 1923-1924

Box-folder 4: 3

Penny Arcade (No. 2) 1915-1916

Box-folder 4: 4

Penny Arcade (No.1) 1915-1916

Box-folder 4: 5

Potato Peeler [1] 1919-1920

Box-folder 4: 6

Potato Peeler [2] 1919-1920

Box-folder 4: 7

Potato Peeler [3] 1919-1920

Box-folder 4: 8

Pressing Business Afterpiece 1924

Box-folder 4: 9

Putt and Take Bankers 1922-1923

Box-folder 5: 1

Quick Lunch [1] undated

Box-folder 5: 2

Quick Lunch [2] undated

Box-folder 5: 3

Quick Lunch [3] undated

Box-folder 5: 4

Rapid Transit Trolley Car undated

Box-folder 5: 5

Reforming the Force or the Substitute 1911-1912

Box-folder 5: 6

Robber's Roost or Hunting the Who-Whats undated

Box-folder 5: 7

Robber's Roost or the Hunting HaHas 1923-1924

Box-folder 5: 8

Rufus In the Lion's Den 1922-1923

Box-folder 5: 9

Street Car Act 1904-1905

Box-folder 5: 10

Submarine (Dumont's copy) undated

Box-folder 5: 11

Substitute undated

Box-folder 6: 1

Troubles in a Bug House undated

Box-folder 6: 2

Who's Boss 1913-1914

Box-folder 6: 3

Wood Alcohol 1921-1922

Box-folder 6: 4

Unknown Scripts undated

Box-folder 6: 5

Unknown Scripts undated

 

Music and scripts Series II.

Box-folder 7: 1

Afterpiece 1922-1923

Box-folder 7: 2

Brave Black and Tans; Mexico 1916-1917

Box-folder 8: 1

League of Explai-Nations 1919-1920

Box-folder 8: 2

Look Out Song; Daddy Moon; Poor Butterfly 1924-1925

Box-folder 8: 3

Sleepless Sleeper 1921-1922

Box-folder 8: 4

Wood Alcohol 1921-1922

 

Published music Series III.

Box-folder 9: 1

I Ain't Lookin' For Trouble undated

Box-folder 9: 2

Lucy Lee (published and original) undated

Box-folder 9: 3

Slew Foot Sal (published and original) undated

Box-folder 9: 4

Lime Kiln Club 1893

Box-folder 9: 5

If I Had A Dollah Of My Own (published and original) 1900

Box-folder 9: 6

I Hope you Choke (published and original) 1901

Box-folder 9: 7

You Ain't No Actor 1902

Box-folder 9: 8

Sunday is My Day 1903

Box-folder 9: 9

Never No More (published and original) 1905

Box-folder 9: 10

Absolutely No (published and original) 1914

Box-folder 9: 11

I'm On My Way to New Orleans 1923

Box-folder 9: 12

Luxury (lyrics by O'Brien) 1912

 

Original music Series IV.

Box-folder 10: 1

Following the Flag and Orchestration 1912-1913

Box-folder 10: 2

Good Night White Folks 1913-1914

Box-folder 10: 3

First Part Finale Opera Vs. Opera With Comedy 1913-1914

Box-folder 10: 4

Opening Overture Words and Music 1913-1914

Box-folder 10: 5

First Part Finale - Parody on Rigolletto Quartette Words and Music 1914-1915

Box-folder 10: 6

Uncle Jo's Dream or In the Candle Light - Words and Music 1914-1915

Box-folder 10: 7

Opening Overture Medley Words and Music 1914-1915

Box-folder 10: 8

Opening Overture Short Medley 1915-1916

Box-folder 10: 9

Medley Finale Season Words and Music 1915-1916

Box-folder 10: 10

Rail Road Blues Me Myself Orchestrations 1915-1916

Box-folder 10: 11

Advertising undated

Box-folder 10: 12

End Song undated

Box-folder 10: 13

Smile undated

Box-folder 10: 14

Trouble undated

Box-folder 10: 15

Twora Half undated

Box-folder 10: 16

The Wood Alcohol Blues (may or may not relate to O'Brien) undated

Box-folder 10: 17

Handwritten lead sheet scraps undated

Box-folder 11: 1

First Part Overture Words and Music 1916-1917

Box-folder 11: 2

Blacksmith on Song 1917

Box-folder 11: 3

Opening Overture Words and Music Finale Was Tableau With Song; The Red Cross Muse 1917-1918

Box-folder 11: 4

Mandy's Syncopated Reception 1917-1918

Box-folder 11: 5

"Patriotic" Words and Music Finale was Tableau with song What Have You Done 1918-1919

Box-folder 12: 1

Finale Songs Orchestrations & Words; Boys We Are Proud of you; After the Storm Comes the Rainbow; Tableau - Mother With Arms On Shoulders of Soldier & Sailor 1919-1920

Box-folder 12: 2

Song and Dance; Medley of Song Titles; Orchestration and Words; Also Script 1919-1920

Box-folder 12: 3

Opening Overture; Orchestration and Words also odd chorus Words 1919-1920

Box-folder 12: 4

"Playmates" Song and Dance Words and Music 1920-1921

Box-folder 12: 5

Americanization part of Orchestration 1920-1921

Box-folder 12: 6

Opening Overture; Only a Fair Finale 1920-1921

Box-folder 12: 7

Song and Dance; The Highbrow, Words and Music 1921-1922

Box-folder 12: 8

First Part Overture; Finale Words and music; Only Few Parts of Finale Lucia; Overture of Reciting Minstrel Experience 1921-1922

Box-folder 13: 1

In Grandma's Day; Oh You Wonderful Girl; Closing Number 1922-1923

Box-folder 13: 2

Opening Overture 1922-1923

Box-folder 13: 3

Lest We Forget; First Part Finale 1922-1923

Box-folder 13: 4

In Day's of Old; Touch of Nature; Peach Orchard Scene 1922-1923

Box-folder 13: 5

All Production Music for the Season 1923-1924

Box-folder 13: 6

First Part Finale 1923-1924

Box-folder 14: 1

Finale; Sextette - No Bananas 1924-1925

Box-folder 14: 2

Melodies of Old Songs 1924-1925

Box-folder 14: 3

Opening Overture 1924-1925

Box-folder 40: 1

Assorted music [1] undated

Box-folder 40: 2

Assorted music [2] undated

Box-folder 41: 1

Assorted music [3] undated

Box-folder 41: 6

Assorted music [4] undated

Box-folder 41: 2

Leader undated

Box-folder 41: 3

Medley undated

Box-folder 41: 4

Opera--Jazz undated

Box-folder 41: 5

What Have You Done undated

 

Published music (not O'Brien) Series V.

Box-folder 15: 1

After All undated

Box-folder 15: 2

A Little Street Where Old Friends West undated

Box-folder 15: 3

Barcarolle undated

Box-folder 15: 4

The Bell Buoy undated

Box-folder 15: 5

Bells of Killarney undated

Box-folder 15: 6

Darktown Doin's undated

Box-folder 15: 7

Dear Old Ireland (signed for O'Brien) undated

Box-folder 15: 8

Don't Ever Make Another Cry (performed by O'Brien) undated

Box-folder 15: 9

Dreaming Song undated

Box-folder 15: 10

Everybody Takes His Hat Off to Me undated

Box-folder 15: 11

The Harbor of Love undated

Box-folder 15: 12

If you Love Me When I'm Old, And Gray, Then You've Loved Me At the Proper Day undated

Box-folder 15: 13

I'm Tying the Leaves so they Won't Come Down undated

Box-folder 15: 14

In Flanders (signed for O'Brien) undated

Box-folder 15: 15

In the Garden Where Sweet Colleens Crow undated

Box-folder 15: 16

The Irish Jubilee undated

Box-folder 15: 17

Jes' A Lonesome Pickaninny Baby undated

Box-folder 15: 18

Jimmy Valentine undated

Box-folder 15: 19

June's the Time for Roses undated

Box-folder 15: 20

Just one Girl undated

Box-folder 15: 21

Mammy's Little Kinky Headed Boy (signed for O'Brien) undated

Box-folder 15: 22

Maureen Mavoureen undated

Box-folder 15: 23

The Minstrel Street Parade (signed for O'Brien) undated

Box-folder 15: 24

My Gal is a High Born Lady undated

Box-folder 15: 25

Night and Day undated

Box-folder 15: 26

Old Black Joe undated

Box-folder 15: 27

The Old Sexton undated

Box-folder 15: 28

One Love Letters undated

Box-folder 15: 29

Out of the Sunshine Into My Heart (performed by O'Brien) undated

Box-folder 15: 30

Playmates undated

Box-folder 15: 31

Rosy Callahan undated

Box-folder 15: 32

Sailing Away on the Henry Clay undated

Box-folder 15: 33

When My Ships Come Sailing Home undated

Box-folder 15: 34

The Widow of a German Threw Him Down undated

Box-folder 15: 35

Other Varieties of music undated

Box-folder 15: 36

Scrap of sheet music undated

Box-folder 15: 37

Ditson March Folio For Orchestra undated

Box-folder 15: 38

Francis and Day's 36th Dande and Piano Album undated

Box-folder 15: 39

Official Songs - Chamber of Commerce undated

Box-folder 15: 40

Miscellaneous undated

 

Gags and scenes Series VI.

Box-folder 24: 1

A Perfect Day in Minstrelsy undated

Box-folder 24: 2

Act With Trained Dog and Not Dog Stand undated

Box-folder 24: 3

Adam Gigiletto undated

Box-folder 24: 4

Aeroplane Finish undated

Box-folder 24: 5

Alaska Ike undated

Box-folder 24: 6

Americanization undated

Box-folder 24: 7

Amos and Andy undated

Box-folder 24: 8

Arithmetic undated

Box-folder 24: 9

Back from the Front undated

Box-folder 24: 10

Baron and World undated

Box-folder 24: 11

Beasley's Dog undated

Box-folder 24: 12

Big Breeze & Dusty & Other Dog Points undated

Box-folder 24: 13

Boarding House undated

Box-folder 24: 14

Bride in de Hand, etc. undated

Box-folder 24: 15

Bud undated

Box-folder 24: 16

Burglar Proof Lock undated

Box-folder 24: 17

Camp Meeting undated

Box-folder 24: 18

Caution undated

Box-folder 24: 19

Chief undated

Box-folder 24: 20

Cinder In His Eye undated

Box-folder 24: 21

Cruise of the Ebony Yacht Club undated

Box-folder 24: 22

Daisy Winner undated

Box-folder 24: 23

Dear Chief undated

Box-folder 24: 24

Dixie and the Darkie undated

Box-folder 24: 25

Doctor Act undated

Box-folder 24: 26

Doctors Act Big Words undated

Box-folder 24: 27

Dog undated

Box-folder 24: 28

Dog (different sketch) [1] undated

Box-folder 24: 29

Dog (different sketch) [2] undated

Box-folder 24: 30

Dog Gag undated

Box-folder 24: 31

Dog for Sale [1] undated

Box-folder 24: 32

Dog for Sale [2] undated

Box-folder 24: 33

Dog for Sale [3] undated

Box-folder 24: 34

Egg Festival undated

Box-folder 24: 35

End Recitation undated

Box-folder 24: 36

Engineer undated

Box-folder 24: 37

Eskimo Finish/Gimmies undated

Box-folder 24: 38

Farmer's Dream undated

Box-folder 24: 39

Fashion Review undated

Box-folder 24: 40

Fat-Thin Gal undated

Box-folder 24: 41

Fight Gag undated

Box-folder 24: 42

Fight Gags undated

Box-folder 24: 43

Fighting the Flames [1] undated

Box-folder 24: 44

Fighting the Flames [2] undated

Box-folder 24: 45

Fighting the Flames [3] undated

Box-folder 25: 1

Fireman Act In One undated

Box-folder 25: 2

Fireman's Story undated

Box-folder 25: 3

First Mate Lookout undated

Box-folder 25: 4

Following the Flag [1] undated

Box-folder 25: 5

Following the Flag [2] undated

Box-folder 25: 6

France [1] undated

Box-folder 25: 7

France [2] undated

Box-folder 25: 8

Frying Pan Finish undated

Box-folder 25: 9

George Wilson undated

Box-folder 25: 10

Good Man is Hard to Find undated

Box-folder 25: 11

Grippe undated

Box-folder 25: 12

Hawkshaw undated

Box-folder 25: 13

Henry Bragg undated

Box-folder 25: 14

Hunting the HaHas undated

Box-folder 25: 15

I Love to Sing While I dance undated

Box-folder 25: 16

I Met You [1] undated

Box-folder 25: 17

I Met You [2] undated

Box-folder 25: 18

Ice Cream Gag undated

Box-folder 25: 19

Indian Gag undated

Box-folder 25: 20

Isie Knott undated

Box-folder 25: 21

Jim Secret Lodge Hailing Signs undated

Box-folder 25: 22

Judge and Senator undated

Box-folder 25: 23

Kankukup undated

Box-folder 25: 24

Killauia undated

Box-folder 25: 25

Kleptomaniac Tambo Endman undated

Box-folder 25: 26

Kunnel Jim & Jasper undated

Box-folder 25: 27

Language of Flowers undated

Box-folder 25: 28

Lizza undated

Box-folder 25: 29

Locating the Leak undated

Box-folder 25: 30

Love undated

Box-folder 25: 31

Luther Wilberforce undated

Box-folder 25: 32

Lying undated

Box-folder 25: 33

Major Coffey undated

Box-folder 25: 34

Mayor undated

Box-folder 25: 35

McGinn's Inn undated

Box-folder 25: 36

Misery Moan - Soldier undated

Box-folder 25: 37

Misery Moan undated

Box-folder 25: 38

Modern Evangeline undated

Box-folder 25: 39

Moses undated

Box-folder 25: 40

Mother in Law undated

Box-folder 25: 41

Moving Pictures undated

Box-folder 25: 42

Musical Act undated

Box-folder 25: 43

My Dog Albert undated

Box-folder 26: 1

Negro Sayings undated

Box-folder 26: 2

No Account! undated

Box-folder 26: 3

O.K. Alright undated

Box-folder 26: 4

Onary Weather - Lying Gag undated

Box-folder 26: 5

Opening Algie undated

Box-folder 26: 6

Opening Henry undated

Box-folder 26: 7

Parcel Post Bit undated

Box-folder 26: 8

Panama Canal undated

Box-folder 26: 9

Patter to Radio Girl undated

Box-folder 26: 10

Political Pull Secretary undated

Box-folder 26: 11

Political Pull Spuds undated

Box-folder 26: 12

Politics [1] undated

Box-folder 26: 13

Politics [2] undated

Box-folder 26: 14

Polkadot Vest and Sinker [1] undated

Box-folder 26: 15

Polkadot Vest and Sinker [2] undated

Box-folder 26: 16

Possum and Arizona undated

Box-folder 26: 17

Post Office [1] undated

Box-folder 26: 18

Post Office [2] undated

Box-folder 26: 19

Pressing Business - Fatima Truckmuck undated

Box-folder 26: 20

Pressing Business - Ida Shuffles undated

Box-folder 26: 21

Pressing Business - Nubby Shuffles undated

Box-folder 26: 22

Pressing Business - Officer Strongman undated

Box-folder 26: 23

Pressing Business - Pug Grumble undated

Box-folder 26: 24

Pressing Business - Simp Zero undated

Box-folder 26: 25

Pressing Business - Smokey Singe undated

Box-folder 26: 26

Pressing Business - Stub Burhead undated

Box-folder 26: 27

Pressing Business - Bit of First Writing undated

Box-folder 26: 28

Pressing Club - Bit of First Writing undated

Box-folder 26: 29

Pressing Business - All Parts undated

Box-folder 26: 30

Pretty Knees undated

Box-folder 26: 31

Prohibition undated

Box-folder 26: 32

Ragging the Radio undated

Box-folder 26: 33

Ragtime Opera undated

Box-folder 26: 34

Rain Storm and Dust undated

Box-folder 26: 35

Reorsed St Car undated

Box-folder 26: 36

Ricord Material undated

Box-folder 26: 37

Rival Cities undated

Box-folder 26: 38

Robbers Roost or Hunting the Hahas (Scene 1) undated

Box-folder 26: 39

Otter Side undated

Box-folder 27: 1

Sailing undated

Box-folder 27: 2

Sam's Son and De Liar undated

Box-folder 27: 3

School Gag undated

Box-folder 27: 4

See'd Your Sister Gag undated

Box-folder 27: 5

She of the Movies undated

Box-folder 27: 6

Shell Pink Ears undated

Box-folder 27: 7

Sim Simpson undated

Box-folder 27: 8

Sleepless Sleeper - sketch and letter undated

Box-folder 27: 9

Slide, You'll Make It undated

Box-folder 27: 10

Slim Trim Ankles and Dainty Feet/Patter undated

Box-folder 27: 11

Smile Song undated

Box-folder 27: 12

So-City Reporter undated

Box-folder 27: 13

Soldier undated

Box-folder 27: 14

Soldier--First Scene undated

Box-folder 27: 15

Sam undated

Box-folder 27: 16

Some Whiskey [1] undated

Box-folder 27: 17

Some Whiskey [2] undated

Box-folder 27: 18

Some Whiskey [3] undated

Box-folder 27: 19

Song of Advertisements undated

Box-folder 27: 20

Soup undated

Box-folder 27: 21

So Why Worry Gag undated

Box-folder 27: 22

Sparkling Eyes [1] undated

Box-folder 27: 23

Sparkling Eyes [2] undated

Box-folder 27: 24

Street Car undated

Box-folder 27: 25

Street in One [1] undated

Box-folder 27: 26

Street in One [2] undated

Box-folder 27: 27

Symptoms End Gag undated

Box-folder 27: 28

Tariff Reformer undated

Box-folder 27: 29

That Funny Fellow undated

Box-folder 27: 30

Theosophy undated

Box-folder 27: 31

Two Hearts that Beat as One undated

Box-folder 27: 32

Visiting a Medium undated

Box-folder 27: 33

Webb Hardy undated

Box-folder 27: 34

[skipped] undated

Box-folder 27: 35

Welcome Home undated

Box-folder 27: 36

What the Demo-crates, The Republi-Cans undated

Box-folder 27: 37

What the Engine Done undated

Box-folder 27: 38

Wife undated

Box-folder 27: 39

Wise Button undated

Box-folder 27: 40

Yale Student undated

 

Gags and scenes (not alphabetized) Series VII.

Box-folder 28: 1

Neil O'Brien - Prospective Ideas - Books of Materials One undated

Box-folder 28: 2

Neil O'Brien - Haverly's Minstrels - Books of Material undated

Box-folder 28: 3

Neil O'Brien - Bits Book - Book of Materials undated

Box-folder 28: 4

O'Brien's Gag undated

Box-folder 28: 5

Unnamed Script Sections [1] undated

Box-folder 28: 6

Unnamed Script Sections [2] undated

Box-folder 28: 7

Unnamed Script Sections [3] undated

Box-folder 28: 8

Unknown (Charcoal and Pat B.) undated

Box-folder 28: 9

Unknown - (King and Morse) undated

Box-folder 28: 10

Unknown - (Misery Moan and Snappy) undated

Box-folder 28: 11

Unknown - (Sim and Henry) undated

Box-folder 28: 12

Unknown - (Sim Simkins and Secretary Graft) undated

Box-folder 28: 13

Unknown - (Sim and Secretary) undated

Box-folder 28: 14

Unknown - (Zeke) undated

Box-folder 28: 15

Prop Making undated

Box-folder 28: 16

Afterpiece - Props and Wardrobe undated

Box-folder 28: 17

Afterpiece - Wardrobe undated

Box-folder 28: 18

Hawkshaw the Detective, Beasley's dog, Stump Speec - Wardrobe, Stage Description undated

Box-folder 28: 19

Hydroplane - Prop List undated

Box-folder 28: 20

Sleeper - Wardrobe undated

Box-folder 28: 21

Sleeper and Afterpiece - Cast, Characters, Costume undated

Box-folder 28: 22

Song and Dance - Wardrobe undated

Box-folder 28: 23

Westchester Co. Club Minstrels, Wedding Scene, Levee Scene, Levee Scene 2 undated

Box-folder 28: 24

Unamed Packet of Jokes (One post 1935) undated

 

Songs, recitations and poems Series VIII.

Box-folder 29: 1

Absolutely No undated

Box-folder 29: 71

The Alabama dip undated

Box-folder 29: 2

All the Hills Are Full of Stills undated

Box-folder 29: 3

At Sixty Cents an Hour undated

Box-folder 29: 4

Auto (2) undated

Box-folder 29: 5

Buying A Home undated

Box-folder 29: 6

The Cruel Bartender undated

Box-folder 29: 7

Dear Heart undated

Box-folder 29: 8

Definition of a Blush undated

Box-folder 29: 9

Different Auto's undated

Box-folder 29: 10

Dis Ain't De Place I Thought It Was undated

Box-folder 29: 11

Don't Try To Bluff Uncle Sam undated

Box-folder 29: 12

End Gag (5) undated

Box-folder 29: 13

Esau Buck undated

Box-folder 29: 14

Essaw and the Buckshaw undated

Box-folder 29: 15

Executive Ballad undated

Box-folder 29: 73

Fables undated

Box-folder 29: 16

Father Was A Fighter undated

Box-folder 29: 17

Girls of Today undated

Box-folder 29: 18

Goodbye Miss Sadie Green undated

Box-folder 29: 19

The Greatest Financier undated

Box-folder 29: 20

Have Some Kind of A Badge On Your Coat undated

Box-folder 29: 21

He Wasn't In It undated

Box-folder 29: 22

Honey undated

Box-folder 29: 23

Hot [missing from folder] undated

Box-folder 29: 24

I Ain't Scared undated

Box-folder 29: 25

I'd Rather Be A Newsboy undated

Box-folder 29: 26

I Feel So Lonely Comedy undated

Box-folder 29: 27

I Hope You Choke undated

Box-folder 29: 28

I Never Bother undated

Box-folder 29: 29

I Wonder undated

Box-folder 29: 72

I've Said Goodbye a Thousand Times undated

Box-folder 29: 30

Language of Flowers undated

Box-folder 29: 31

The Little undated

Box-folder 29: 32

Living Humble undated

Box-folder 29: 33

Lucy Lee undated

Box-folder 29: 34

Luxury undated

Box-folder 29: 35

Master and Dog undated

Box-folder 29: 36

Never No Mo undated

Box-folder 29: 37

9 Dollar Gag undated

Box-folder 29: 38

No More Chop Suey For Me undated

Box-folder 29: 39

Oh Lord Dese Feet of Mine undated

Box-folder 29: 40

One Fond Lament undated

Box-folder 29: 70

Opening Song - Big Brother Club undated

Box-folder 29: 74

Pay for Rain undated

Box-folder 29: 41

Prorder undated

Box-folder 29: 75

Quinny undated

Box-folder 29: 42

Railroad Gag undated

Box-folder 29: 43

Rainy Weather and Dust Dog Gag undated

Box-folder 29: 44

Right and Left undated

Box-folder 29: 45

The Rise and Fall of Officer Dough undated

Box-folder 29: 46

School Songs undated

Box-folder 29: 47

Seven by Seven undated

Box-folder 29: 48

She Wouldn't Give Me Tea Because She Had the Coffee Made undated

Box-folder 29: 49

Social Party undated

Box-folder 29: 50

Solid Ground undated

Box-folder 29: 51

A Story in Fish undated

Box-folder 29: 52

A Temperance Address undated

Box-folder 29: 53

There's No Reason Why She Shouldn't But One Should See undated

Box-folder 29: 54

Tell Dem Coons I'll Be There undated

Box-folder 29: 55

Tonsorial Sam undated

Box-folder 29: 56

The Wearing of The Green undated

Box-folder 29: 57

Welcome Home undated

Box-folder 29: 58

What Adam Missed undated

Box-folder 29: 59

Which Won the War or Political Pull undated

Box-folder 29: 60

Why Girls R[K?]iss Each Other undated

Box-folder 29: 61

Wife Gag (3) undated

Box-folder 29: 62

Winnia Way undated

Box-folder 29: 63

Your Presence Tire Me You Ain't No Minstrel undated

Box-folder 29: 64

Unnamed [1] undated

Box-folder 29: 65

Unnamed [2] undated

Box-folder 29: 66

Unnamed [3] undated

Box-folder 29: 67

Unnamed [4] undated

Box-folder 29: 68

Unnamed [5] undated

Box-folder 29: 69

Unnamed [6] undated

 

Miscellaneous family records Series IX.

Box-folder 30: 1

Neil Jr. and New York Electrical School undated

Box-folder 30: 2

NYES [1] undated

Box-folder 30: 3

NYES [2] undated

Box-folder 30: 4

NYES [3] undated

Box-folder 30: 5

NYES [4] undated

Box-folder 30: 6

NYES [5] undated

Box-folder 30: 7

NYES [6] undated

Box-folder 30: 8

Diagram of Motors undated

Box-folder 30: 9

Plane/Radio undated

Box-folder 30: 10

Report Card for Jack O'Brien undated

 

Financial items and records Series X.

Box-folder 31: 1

Receipts 1924

Box-folder 31: 2

Receipts 1924

Box-folder 31: 3

Receipts 1924

Box-folder 31: 4

Salary Figures [1] 1925

Box-folder 31: 5

Salary Figures [2] 1925

Box-folder 31: 6

Receipts Unknown Year undated

Box-folder 31: 7

Pennsylvania Systems Envelope undated

Box-folder 31: 8

Insurance undated

Box-folder 31: 9

Blank Contracts undated

Box-folder 31: 10

Production Cost 1924-1925

Box-folder 31: 11

Production Cost 1924-1925

Box-folder 31: 12

Production Cost 1924-1925

Box-folder 31: 13

Production Cost 1924-1925

Box-folder 31: 14

Receipt 1927

Box-folder 32: 1

Musical Receipt 1897 October 18

Box-folder 32: 2

Check 1897 December 31

Box-folder 32: 3

Check 1922 December 26

Box-folder 32: 4

Harry O'Brien Penn. System 1923 January 1

Box-folder 32: 5

Order Strobridge Lithographing Co. 1923 February 28

Box-folder 32: 6

Receipt A.A. Calloway 1923 March 20

Box-folder 32: 7

Performance Contract 1923 May 22

Box-folder 32: 8

Receipt, Victoria [?] Theatre 1923 March 31

Box-folder 32: 9

Telephone Bills 1923

Box-folder 32: 10

Office Lettering Bill 1923 May 3

Box-folder 32: 11

Steam Cleaning Receipt 1923 May 26

Box-folder 32: 12

Storage Bills 1923

Box-folder 32: 13

Receipt, Lumiere Studio 1923 June 7

Box-folder 32: 14

Receipt, Apeda Studio 1923 June 22

Box-folder 32: 15

Receipt, for Pneumatic Pillow 1923 July 9

Box-folder 32: 16

Receipt, Benedict Engraving Co. 1923 July 30

Box-folder 32: 17

Receipt, Vaughn 1923 August 4

Box-folder 32: 18

Receipt, The General Flower and Decorating Co. 1923 August 13

Box-folder 32: 19

Receipt, George Gorman 1923 August 17

Box-folder 32: 20

Receipt, Elsinger Press, Minstrelsy in Review 1923 Augst 23

Box-folder 32: 21

Receipt, Thorburn, Peck Co. Insurance 1923 September 4

Box-folder 32: 22

Bills 1923

Box-folder 32: 23

Telegrams 1923

Box-folder 32: 24

Assorted Receipts 1923

Box-folder 32: 25

Assorted Receipts 1923

Box-folder 32: 26

Ledger Season 1917-1918

Box-folder 32: 27

Ledger Season 1918-1919

Box-folder 32: 28

Ledger, Season 1919-1920

Box-folder 32: 29

Ledger, Season 1920-1921

Box-folder 32: 30

Ledger, Season 1921-1922

Box-folder 32: 31

Ledger, Season 1922-1923

 

Programs and advertisements Series XI.

Box-folder 16: 1

1890-1899

Box-folder 16: 2

1900-1909

Box-folder 16: 3

1910-1913

Box-folder 16: 4

1914

Box-folder 16: 5

1915-1919

Box-folder 17: 1

1920

Box-folder 17: 2

1921

Box-folder 17: 3

1922-1925

Box-folder 17: 4

1926-1929

Box-folder 17: 5

1930-1939

Box-folder 17: 6

after 1940

Box-folder 18: 1

Neil O'Brien's Minstrels - Programs undated

Box-folder 18: 2

Neil O'Brien's Minstrels - advertisements undated

Box-folder 18: 3

Bogert and O'Brien - programs and advertisements undated

Box-folder 18: 4

Minstrel Advertisements: Dockstader/Field/Haverly/Primrose/Evans undated

Box-folder 18: 5

Minstrel Programs - Field/Dockstader undated

Box-folder 18: 6

Other Minstrels - Ads and Programs undated

Box-folder 18: 7

Other Pamphlets and Programs undated

 

Newspaper scrapbooks Series XII.

Box-folder 19: 1

Newspaper Scrapbook one undated

Box-folder 19: 2

Newspaper Scrapbook two undated

 

Newspaper clippings Series XIII.

Box-folder 33: 1

Neil O'Brien's Minstrels 1912-1913

Box-folder 33: 2

Neil O'Brien Minstrels 1913

Box-folder 33: 3

End of Minstrelsy undated

Box-folder 33: 4

Neil O'Brien Minstrels 1915

Box-folder 33: 5

Neil O'Brien Minstrels 1917

Box-folder 33: 6

Neil O'Brien Minstrels 1920-1921

Box-folder 33: 7

Neil O'Brien's Minstrels 1923-1925

Box-folder 33: 8

Vaudeville Criticisms 1926-1928

Box-folder 33: 9

O'Brien Rotary 1928

Box-folder 33: 10

Mentions O'Brien 1929

Box-folder 33: 11

Sidewalks of New York 1916, 1931

Box-folder 33: 12

Dockstader - 25 Years Ago Today 1931

Box-folder 33: 13

Dockstader - 25 Years Ago Today 1932

Box-folder 33: 14

Dockstader - 25 Years Ago Today 1935

Box-folder 33: 15

O'Brien as "Al Jolson of His Day" 1935

Box-folder 33: 16

Brave Fire Laddies In Mount Vernon 1936

Box-folder 33: 17

Jim Corbett 1938

Box-folder 33: 18

Neil O'Brien 1939

Box-folder 33: 19

Elks & O'Brien 1941

Box-folder 33: 20

New York World ztelegran [sic] On O'Brien 1941

Box-folder 33: 21

Bogert and O'Brien - Ads undated

Box-folder 33: 22

Corbett & O'Brien undated

Box-folder 33: 23

Dockstader Reviews undated

Box-folder 33: 24

Neil O'Brien in Vaudeville undated

Box-folder 34: 1

Retirement and After undated

Box-folder 34: 2

Interviews of Past Seasons O'Brien, Dockstader undated

Box-folder 34: 3

Cartoons of O'Brien, Dockstader, others undated

Box-folder 34: 4

Advertising - Minstrelsy and Vaudeville undated

Box-folder 34: 5

Late Vaudeville Notices undated

Box-folder 34: 6

Advance Notices - as is undated

Box-folder 34: 7

O'Brien Poughkeepsie undated

Box-folder 34: 8

O'Brien at St. Catherine's undated

Box-folder 34: 9

Elks and O'Brien undated

Box-folder 34: 10

O'Brien and Knights of Columbus undated

Box-folder 34: 11

O'Brien and The Knights Of Columbus/Binghamton undated

Box-folder 34: 12

Mrs. Neil O'Brien undated

Box-folder 34: 13

Nothing To Do With Anything undated

Box-folder 34: 14

Overlapping and Unclear undated

Box-folder 35: 1

Criticisms Before Neil O'Brien's Minstrels - Lew Dockstaders Minstrels undated

Box-folder 35: 2

Criticism - Neil O'Brien Minstrels undated

Box-folder 35: 3

Criticism - Neil O'Brien Minstrels undated

Box-folder 35: 4

Criticism - Neil O'Brien Minstrels undated

Box-folder 35: 5

Criticism - Neil O'Brien Minstrels undated

Box-folder 35: 6

Criticism - Neil O'Brien Minstrels undated

 

Clippings unrelated to O'Brien Series XIV.

Box-folder 36: 1

Clippings not mentioning O'Brien - Poems etc. undated

 

Photographs Series XV.

Box-folder 20: 1

Men in Uniform Photos undated

Box-folder 20: 2

Blackface Photos undated

Box-folder 20: 3

Non-blackface Photos undated

Box-folder 20: 4

Newspaper Photos undated

Box-folder 20: 5

Advertisements/Caricatures undated

Box-folder 20: 6

Postcards undated

Box-folder 20: 7

Other Photos undated

 

Miscellany Series XVI.

Box-folder 21: 1

Neil O'Brien Folding Chair, patent 1895 June 11

Box-folder 21: 2

Miscellaneous List - Minstrelsy's Second Generation Comedians undated

Box-folder 21: 3

Miscellaneous List - Lots of Words undated

Box-folder 21: 4

Mohawk Minstrels undated

Box-folder 21: 5

Auction List undated

Box-folder 21: 6

Bound Sheet Music undated

 

Autobiography Series XVII.

Box-folder 22: 1

Forty Years in Cork--or Eleven Forty Five (315 pages) undated

Box-folder 23: 1

Press Special undated

Box-folder 23: 2

Neil O'Brien's Minstrel Experience (pencil copy) undated

Box-folder 23: 3

Gentlemen be Seated--My Memories of Minstrelsy (300 pages) undated

 

Calendars and address Book Series XVIII.

Box-folder 37: 1

Calendars 1901-1908

Box-folder 37: 2

Calendars 1920-1930

Box-folder 37: 3

Calendar after 1930

Box-folder 37: 4

Address Book undated

 

Letters and personal notes Series XIX.

Box-folder 38: 1

Handwritten minstrel book made for O'Brien undated

Box-folder 38: 2

2 Letters to O'Brien 1890s

Box-folder 38: 3

Letter To O'Brien - Dockstader Minstrels 1905-1906

Box-folder 38: 4

Letter to O'Brien 1907 January 8

Box-folder 38: 5

Letter To O'Brien, - Sister Hedwig 1909

Box-folder 38: 6

Friar's Club Member 1912

Box-folder 38: 7

Friar's Club To O'Brien 1916

Box-folder 38: 8

Knights of Columbus 1940

Box-folder 38: 9

Letter from O'Brien 1942

Box-folder 38: 10

Moving Picture Correspondence 1942-1943

Box-folder 38: 11

To O'Brien/ Knights of Columbus after 1944

Box-folder 38: 12

To O'Brien/ Fred Hager after 1944

Box-folder 38: 13

Notes to O'Brien 1950

Box-folder 38: 14

Letter After O'Brien's Death after 1954

Box-folder 38: 15

Letter After O'Brien's Death after 1954

Box-folder 38: 16

Letters undated

Box-folder 38: 17

Letters undated

Box-folder 38: 18

Letters undated

Box-folder 38: 19

Knights of Columbus Membership card, Scraps, Envelopes undated

 

Minstrel show objects Series XX.

Box-folder 39: 1

3 pairs of bones, 1 brush, 1 collar w/chain, 1 whistle undated

 

Posters Series XXI.

Drawer 21-16: 1-2

O'Brien minstrel show posters undated