Guide to the Grass Roots Cultural Center Records

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2007-12-11
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Guide to the Grass Roots Cultural Center Records 1978/1984

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Grass Roots Cultural Center Records
Dates: 1978-1984
Identification: MS-0119
Creator: Grass Roots Cultural Center
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English Spanish;Castilian
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

The Grass Roots Cultural Center and bookstore in Golden Hill existed to empower, enlighten, and uplift San Diego's progressive community through the presentation and support of otherwise unavailable cultural expression. The Grass Roots Cultural Center focused on three main areas: assisting significant cultural workers and organizations representing a broad cross-section of San Diego's progressive community; offering a multi-cultural selection of educational and inspirational materials at the bookstore, otherwise not readily available in San Diego; and providing a diverse series of programs which carefully integrated superior artistic quality with serious social significance.
Though the Grass Roots Cultural Center ceased storefront operations in 1986, Grass Roots Events still presents concerts, programs, and special events. It also sponsors programs through its project Corrientes Mexicanas.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Topical Term:

Cultural industries -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Grass Roots Cultural Center (San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives
Liberalism -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
San Diego (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Grass Roots Cultural Center Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes histories, articles of incorporation, financial expenditure examples, bookstore sales, fliers, programs, and events.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1

History

Box 1

Bylaws; articles of incorporation

Box 1

Financial: examples of expenditures 1979-1986

Box 1

Newsletters circa 1980-1986

Box 1

Bookstore sales ledger, May-September 1982; daily sales sheets, January-March 1984

Box 1

Staff manual, June 1983; retreat program, September 1984

Box 1

Pete Seeger concert correspondence circa 1980-1986

Box 1

Bookstore photographs

Box 1

Volunteer photographs

Box 1

Event flyers, programs, newsreleases circa 1980-1986

Box 1

San Francisco Mime Troup: flyer, photo, postcard

Box 1

Corrientes Mexicanas miscellaneous circa 1989