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Steve Brooks Collection

Identifier: AR0926

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the career of graphic designer and artist Steve Brooks from the 1970s to the 2000s. The collection includes concert posters, handbills, original artwork, hand cut film for illustrations, color illustrations, pen and ink illustrations, and sketchbook drawings for bands such as Alice Cooper, Chicago, Ten Years After, The Doors, Three Dog Night, Neil Diamond, Melanie, The Beach Boys, ZZ Top, Pink Floyd, B.B King, David Cassidy, Led Zeppelin, Sly and the Family Stone, Elton John and many more. The collection includes an extensive range of items produced for Willie Nelson (one of his primary clients) including t-shirts, promotional materials, newspapers, magazines, concert posters, handbills, original artworks created for Nelson's tours, as well as promotional materials for the movie Honeysuckle Rose (also known by the title On the Road Again) which starred Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon and Slim Pickens. The collection also includes original artwork and designs in several media for “Air Willie," “Willie Nelson and Family Tennis Shoe Tour," “Garland’s Day” (including Slim Pickens drawings) and Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic events. The collection also includes original sketches and materials relating to the two tipis designed for Willie Nelson, production notes and the script for “The Man Who Owed Everyone." The collection includes booklets, magazines known as "Buddy - The Original Texas Music Magazine," "Hooka" and "Iconoclast." Newspapers with articles about Steve Brooks and his 2009 exhibit of concert posters and handbills are also included with these materials. T-shirts, original artwork, layouts and calendars from Steve Brooks' work with the Gas Pipe business in Dallas is included in Series 4 of this collection. Early sketches of Mr. Gas Pipe from the 1970s along with illustrations up to the present day reflect the company's unique history, marketing and perspectives.


  • Creation: 1970-2019
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1970-1984
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 05/02/2019


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.


24.00 boxes

Language of Materials



A collection of handbills, concert posters, t-shirts, publications, and original artworks created by graphic designer Steve Brooks from the 1970s to 2000s.

Arrangement Note

The Steve Brooks collection is arranged into 4 series at box level. Items have been placed in folders and arranged in chronological order.

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Source of Acquisition

Steve Brooks

Accruals and Additions

2019-011, 2019-040, 2022-053

Steve Brooks Collection
A. Montgomery
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US