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Herbert Brodkin Television Production Files

Call Number: YCAL MSS 281
Scope and Contents
The Herbert Brodkin Television Production Files document the work of producer Herbert Brodkin from 1953 to 1972, and television content generally during what is often called its "golden age." The collection consists of Brodkin's bound copies of scripts and related production files for some of the programs that he produced, including the The Defenders, The Nurses, Brenner, Coronet Blue, and numerous episodes for anthologies such as The Alcoa Hour and The Elgin Hour. Contents of the production files vary for each episode, and can include shooting schedules; production reports; staff, crew and cast lists; budgets; photographs and contact sheets of production stills; reviews; blueprints; and rights and permissions.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Herbert Brodkin Television Production Files is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Herbert Brodkin, 1972.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by program title. Under the heading for each title, bound scripts are arranged by volume number. Following each volume are production files that correspond with the episodes in that volume.
1953 - 1972
30 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Related Names
Brodkin, Herbert, 1912-1990
Language of Materials