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Guide to the Richard Bruland Bebop Records Art Posters Collection, 1982-1990
URB/BEBOP  
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Description
In 1982, Richard Bruland opened Bebop Records and Fine Art with René Engel. Bruland and Engel managed the store together until Engel left the business in 1985. Bruland continued to manage the store until it closed in August 1990. During this time the store's focus shifted to a performance and gallery venue. It became known as an alternative performance place for local musicians, poets, and visual artists. Bruland created original poster artwork to announce each evening's show, which were displayed in the store's front window. The Richard Bruland Bebop Records Art Posters Collection consists of 792 original posters created by Bruland, as well as photographs and event calendars. The collection also contains articles and newspaper clippings regarding Bebop Records, and other promotional materials for the store and performances.
Background
Richard Bruland was born in Lima, Peru in 1946, to Raymond and Mary Bruland. The family moved several times before setting in Geneva, Switzerland, where Bruland attended high school and discovered his passion for art. Bruland furthered his education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and studied painting at the California Institute of the Arts.
Extent
17.42 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.