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Guide to the Gene Evans papers PA Mss 116
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Description
Papers documenting the career of American pyrotechnician Gene Evans (1937-2008). Included in these papers are show files, marked scores, audiovisual materials, personal/biographical items, pyrotechnical manuals, trade catalogs, and artifacts.
Background
Gene Evans (July 25, 1937 – July 8, 2008) was an American pyrotechnician. In addition to being one of the pyrotechnic designers for the 1986 Statue of Liberty centennial celebration, and having designed special effects for a number of Las Vegas shows, Evans was perhaps best known as the man behind all fireworks displays at Hollywood Bowl concerts, from 1969 through 2008, with his final performance coming only days before his death.
Extent
26.23 linear feet (10 cartons, 10 oversize boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.