Scope and Content
Title: Lou Curtiss San Diego Folk Festival Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1962-1987
Collection number: 2007.04
Creator: Curtiss, Lou 1939-Present
400 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips and 3 3/4 ips, 2 and 4 track, mono and stereo. ; 7 in.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Ethnomusicology Archive
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Recordings of San Diego Folk Festival performances. Various venues including San Diego State University, UC San Diego, San
Diego Old Globe Theater, Orango's Restaurant, Folk Arts Rare Records Store, and Sign of the Sun Book Store.
Physical location: Folk Arts Rare Records, 2881 Adams Avenue, San Diego, California 92116
Language of Material: Collection materials in English
[Identification of item], Lou Curtiss San Diego Folk Festival Collection, 2007.04, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of
California, Los Angeles.
Donated to UCLA by Lou Curtiss in April of 2007 in conjunction with Curtiss receiving a GRAMMY Foundation Sound Preservation
grant. As the first 400 tapes are digitally transferred during this project, they will be shipped the Archive along with DVD-R
data disks containing the WAVE files.
Scope and Content
Live recordings of San Diego Folk Festivals and related venues, from the early 1960s through the 1970s. Includes afternoon
and evening concerts and musical workshops, at indoor and outdoor venues, mostly at San Diego State College (as it was then
known). Time frame: from the early 1960s through the 1970s. Related venues where recordings were made include The Sign of
the Sun bookstore, Orango's Restaurant, The Heritage, and Folk Arts Rare Records.
The collection is organized into the following series:
- Series 1. San Diego Folk Festivals, 1967-1975
- Series 2. Related Concerts
- Series 3. Preservation Master DVDs, 1960-1986