Grateful Dead Records: Press

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Grateful Dead Records: Press

Collection number: MS 332 Ser.4

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Initial processing by Claire Huntley. Additional processing by Mathew Simpson.
Date Completed:
June 2012
Encoded by:
Mathew E. Simpson
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Grateful Dead Records: Press
Dates: 1965-2010
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1989-1996)
Collection number: MS 332 Ser.4
Collector: Grateful Dead Productions
Collection Size: 97 boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This series includes clippings and articles from newspapers, journals, ephemeral publications, and web sites, etc. with announcements, essays, reviews, commentary and criticism on the band and its performances, recordings, and cultural impact and influence.
Physical Location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the material.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: Mostly English, but also Spanish, German, Italian,and Japanese, and rarely a few others.

Access

This series is open for research. Please contact the Grateful Dead Archivist at: grateful@ucsc.edu for further information.

Publication Rights

Most or all of the works in this series are protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use of this work beyond that allowed by "fair use" requires written permission of the copyright holder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permission, and for any use or distribution of this work, rests exclusively with the user and not the UC Santa Cruz Library. Copyright may be owned by creators, publishers, their heirs or successors, or others, depending on the item. For further information contact Special Collections at: grateful@ucsc.edu.

Preferred Citation

Grateful Dead Records: Press. MS 332 Ser.4. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Grateful Dead Productions, 2008.

Alternative Forms Available

Selected images may be viewed at the Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO).

Accurals

First accural of material was received in 2008. Second accural of material was received in June 2012. Additional accurals are expected.

Processing Information

The series was processed using MPLP which means materials were refoldered, rehoused and very minimally processed.

Biography

The Grateful Dead were an American rock band that formed in 1965 in Northern California. They came to fame as part of author Ken Kesey's Acid Tests, a series of multimedia happenings centered around then-legal LSD. Famed for their concerts, the band performed more than 2,300 shows over thirty years, disbanding after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia in August 1995. Although their only Top 10 hit, "Touch of Grey," charted in 1987, their popularity was based on concerts, and in their last decade they consistently placed in the top five tours every year. Known for the range of their repertoire and the caliber of their compositions, the Dead's songbook has been covered by a wide range of other musicians, from Bob Dylan to Jane's Addiction. They released thirteen studio albums and nine contemporary live albums during their career, and more than 100 live releases since then. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Scope and Content of Collection

This series includes clippings and articles from newspapers, journals, ephemeral publications, and web sites, etc. with announcements, essays, reviews, commentary and criticism on the band and its performances, recordings, and cultural impact and influence.

Arrangement

The material is arranged chronologically, except for articles where the entire magazine has been retained (Boxes 91-95), which are arranged alphabetically by title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Grateful Dead (Musical group)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Deadheads (Music fans)
Concert Tours

Additional Grateful Dead Records Finding Aids

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  • MS 339 Acid Test Poster Modern Variant Reprints
  • MS 340 David Singer Posters
  • MS 342 Nicholas G. Meriwether Poster Collection - in process
  • MS 343 Elizabeth Cohen Collection - in process
  • MS 344 Susana Millman Slide Collection - in process
  • MS 345 John R. Dwork Papers
  • MS 346 Grateful Dead Bean Bears Collection
  • MS 350 Deadheads Contributions - in process
  • MS 420 Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus Papers - in process

Collection List

Box 1

Jan 1966 - May 1970

Box 2

Jun 1970 - May 1971

Box 3

Jun 1971 - Dec 1971

Box 4

Jan 1972 - Oct 1972

Box 5

Nov 1972 - Jun 1973

Box 6

Watkins Glen Jul 1973 - Aug 1973

Box 7

Sep 1973 - Mar 1974

Box 8

Apr 1974 - Dec 1974

Box 9

Jan 1975 - Dec 1975

Box 10

Jan 1976 - Aug 1976

Box 11

Sep 1976 - Jun 1977

Box 12

Jul 1977 - Nov 1977

Box 13

Dec 1977 - Jul 1978

Box 14

Aug 1978 - Jan 1979

Box 15

Feb 1979 - Sep 1979

Box 16

Oct 1979 - May 1980

Box 17

Jun 1980 - Oct 1980

Box 18

Nov 1980 - May 1981

Box 19

Jun 1981 - Dec 1981

Box 20

Jan 1982 - Aug 1982

Box 21

Sep 1982 - Mar 1983

Box 22

Apr 1983 - Oct 1983

Box 23

Nov 1983 - Sep 1984

Box 24

Oct 1984 - Jul 1985

Box 25

Aug 1985 - Dec 1985

Box 26

Jan 1986 - Sep 1986

Box 27

Oct 1986 - May 1987

Box 28

Jun 1987 - Jul 1987

Box 29

Jul 1987 - Aug 1987

Box 30

Sep 1987 - Dec 1987

Box 31

Jan 1988 - May 1988

Box 32

Jun 1988 - Oct 1988

Box 33

Nov 1988 - Apr 1989

Box 34

May 1989 - Jul 1989

Box 35

Aug 1989 - Oct 1989

Box 36

Nov 1989 - Feb 1990

Box 37

Mar 1990 - Jun 1990

Box 38

Jul 1990 - Aug 1990

Box 39

Sep 1990 - Nov 1990

Box 40

Dec 1990 - Mar 1991

Box 41

Apr 1991 - May 1991

Box 42

Jun 1991 - Aug 1991

Box 43

Sep 1991 - Nov 1991

Box 44

Dec 1991 - Mar 1992

Box 45

Apr 1992 - Jul 1992

Box 46

Aug 1992 - Dec 1992

Box 47

Jan 1993 - Apr 1993

Box 48

Apr 1993 - Jul 1993

Box 49

Aug 1993 - Nov 1993

Box 50

Dec 1993 - May 1994

Box 51

Jun 1994 - Jul 1994

Box 52

Aug 1994 - Oct 1994

Box 53

Nov 1994 - Feb 1995

Box 54

Mar 1995 - May 1995

Box 55

June 1995

Box 56

Jul 1995 - August 8, 1995

Box 57

August 9-15, 1995

Box 58

August 16-31, 1995

Box 59

September 1995

Box 60

Oct 1995 - Nov 1995

Box 61

Dec 1995 - Feb 1996

Box 62

Mar 1996 - Jul 1996

Box 63

Aug 1996 - Nov 1996

Box 64

Dec 1996 - Mar 1997

Box 65

Apr 1997 - Aug 1997

Box 66

Sep 1997 - May 1998

Box 67

Jun 1998 - Sep 1998

Box 68

Oct 1998 - May 1999

Box 69

Jun 1999 - Oct 1999

Box 70

Nov 1999 - December 6, 1999

Box 71

December 7, 1999 - Feb 2000

Box 72

Mar 2000 - Jun 2000

Box 73

Jul 2000 - August 15, 2000

Box 74

August 16, 2000 - September 15, 2000

Box 75

September 16, 2000 - Nov 2000

Box 76

Dec 2000 - May 2001

Box 77

Jun 2001 - Oct 2001

Box 78

Nov 2001 - Apr 2002

Box 79

May 2002 - Oct 2002

Box 80

Nov 2002 - Jul 2003

Box 81

Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

Box 82

Jan 2004 - Aug 2004

Box 83

Sep 2004 - Apr 2005

Box 84

May 2005 - Dec 2005

Box 85

Jan 2006 - May 2007

Box 86

Jun 2007 - Sep 2008

Box 87

Oct 2008 - Aug 2009

Box 88

Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

Box 89

Oct 2010 - Jun 2012

Box 90

Undated & Incomplete Articles

Box 91

Acoustic Guitar - High Times, 1979 - 2004

Box 92

Keyboard - People Weekly, 1975 - 2000

Box 93

Pollstar - Uncut, 1982 - 2005

Box 94

BAM - Good Times, 1980 - 2003

Box 95

Life (Special Issue) - Telluride Times, 1973 - 2004

Box 96-97

[unsorted ancillary material]