Grateful Dead Records: Decorated Envelopes

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The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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Grateful Dead Records: Decorated Envelopes

Collection number: MS 332 Ser.11

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Special Collections and Archives Processing Unit.
Date Completed:
June 2012
Encoded by:
Archives Processing Unit staff
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Grateful Dead Records: Decorated Envelopes
Dates: 1983-1996
Collection number: MS 332 Ser.11
Collector: Grateful Dead Productions
Collection Size: 28 boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This series includes decorated No.10 business envelopes sent to the Grateful Dead Ticket Service by fans when requesting tickets. Decorated envelopes date from 1983 to 1996.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

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

Publication Rights

Property rights to the physical objects reside with the University of California. To inquire about the copyright of material in this series, please contact the Grateful Dead Archivist at: grateful@ucsc.edu.

Preferred Citation

Grateful Dead Records: Decorated Envelopes. MS 332 Ser.11. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Grateful Dead Productions, 2008

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Selected images may be viewed at the Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO) at: www.gdao.org .

Accurals

The first accural was received in 2008. Second accural was received in June 2012. Additional accurals are expected.

Processing Information

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

History

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 decorated No.10 business envelopes sent to the Grateful Dead Ticket Service by fans when requesting tickets. Decorated envelopes date from 1983 to 1996.

Arrangement

With the exception of two short runs in Box 1 and the oversize envelopes in Box 28, the envelopes are arranged chronologically.

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 (Music Group)--Archives
Grateful Dead Productions
Deadheads (Music Fans)
Concert Tours

Other Grateful Dead Records Finding Aids

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  • MS 335 Teresa Garcia Memorial Collection - in process
  • MS 336 Dennis McNally Papers - in process
  • MS 339 Acid Test Poster Modern Variant Reprints - in process
  • MS 340 David Singer Posters - in process
  • 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 - in process
  • MS 346 Grateful Dead Bean Bears Collection - in process
  • MS 350 Deadheads Contributions - in process
  • MS 420 Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus Papers - in process

Container List

box 1

#0200-0224; # 0713-0714; #01001-01650, 1983 - 1993

box 2

#01651-02300, 1986 - 4/28/1987

box 3

#02301-02900, 4/28/1987 - 1/14/1988

box 4

#02901-03500, 1/12/1988 - 8/8/1988

box 5

#03501-04050, 8/8/1988 - 1/24/1989

box 6

#04051-04600, 1/24/1989 - 7/13/1989

box 7

#04601-05200, 7/13/1989 - 11/1/1989

box 8

#05201-05800, 11/1/1989

box 9

#05801-06400, 11/1/1989 - 4/23/1990

box 10

#06401-07000, 4/23/1990 - 10/22/1990

box 11

#07001-07600, 10/22/1990

box 12

#07601-08200, 10/22/1990 - 1/3/1991

box 13

#08201-08800, 1/3/1991 - 4/16/1991

box 14

#08801-09400, 4/16/1991 - 10/29/1991

box 15

#09401-10000, 10/29/1991

box 16

#10001-10600, 10/29/1991 - 1/15/1992

box 17

#10601-11300, 11/15/1992 - 4/14/1992

Scope and Content Note

[No envelopes #10780-10879]
box 18

#11301-12100, 4/14/1992 - 11/2/1992

Scope and Content Note

[No envelopes #11430-11629]
box 19

#12101-12700, 11/2/1992 - 3/22/1993

box 20

#12701-13300, 3/22/1993 - 6/24/1993

box 21

#13301-13900, 6/24/1993 - 1/19/1994

box 22

#13901-14500, 1/19/1994 - 4/29/1994

Scope and Content Note

[No envelopes #14420-14429]
box 23

#14501-15012, 4/29/1994 - 1/3/1995

box 24

#15013-15600, 1/3/1995 - 4/24/1995

box 25

#15601-16200, 4/17/1995 - 5/3/1995

box 26

#16201-16800, 5/12/1995 - Date illegible

box 27

#16801-17212, Various and illegible dates

box 28

Oversize envelopes, Various dates