Guide to the Stu Nixon Collection

Mathew E. Simpson
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
© 2008
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Stu Nixon Collection

Collection number: MS224

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Mathew E. Simpson
Date Completed:
2008, rev. 2012
Encoded by:
Mathew E. Simpson
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stu Nixon Collection
Dates: 1965-2000
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1985-1995)
Collection number: MS 224
Creator: Nixon, Stu (Stuart)
Collection Size: 11 half cartons and 1 oversize flat
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Contains Stu Nixon's personal collection of clippings, articles, tour program notes, magazines and ephemera concerning the Grateful Dead music group and their followers.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections. Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Stu Nixon Collection. MS224. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Stu Nixon in 2001.

Scope and Content of Collection

Includes newspaper clippings, articles, magazines and ephemera relating to the Grateful Dead music group, their tours and their fans, called Deadheads. Several years' worth of clippings (about half of the total) were photocopied by Mr. Nixon and organized in binders, the order of which has been maintained.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically where possible except for the magazines, which are arranged by title.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Grateful Dead (Musical group)--Archives.
Deadheads (Music fans)
Nixon, Stu, (Stuart)

Other Finding Aids


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Notebooks 1986-1993

Physical Description: 39 folders

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies, originally in binders, of newspaper and magazine articles, and print-outs from "The Well," on the Grateful Dead and the Deadhead phenomenon.

Arrangement

Chronological by year.
box-folder 1:1

Deadhead Hour Logs, G.D. Conf. Menu, Rabar 1986-1988

box-folder 1:2

[Topics] #1-10 (Feb-Aug '86), '86 Tour Notes 1986

box-folder 1:3

'86 Media, Asst. Well. '86 1986

box-folder 1:4-7

"Well 1987"

box-folder 1:4

Tour Notes '87 1987

box-folder 1:5

Media '87 1987

box-folder 1:6

Campbell, Lyrics, Deadbase 1987

box-folder 1:7

Harmonic, G.D.Video, Bible School, Well Asst. '87 1987

box-folder 2:1-3

Clippings & Tour Notes [for 1988] 1988

box-folder 2:1

Part I 1988

box-folder 2:2

Part II 1988

box-folder 2:3

Part III 1988

box-folder 2:4-6

Clippings & Tour Notes - "Revised" [for 1988] 1988

box-folder 2:4

Part I 1988

box-folder 2:5

Part II 1988

box-folder 2:6

Part III 1988

box-folder 2:7-3:2

Clippings & Tour Notes [for 1989] 1989-1990

box-folder 2:7

Part I 1989

box-folder 2:8

Part II 1989

box-folder 2:9

Part III - Non-tour Clippings 1989

box-folder 3:1

Part IV - [re: Adam Katz] 1989

box-folder 3:2

Part V - [re: Patrick Shanahan 1989-1990

box-folder 3:3-3:4

Clippings & Tour Notes - [Revised] [for 1989] 1989

box-folder 3:3

Part I 1989

box-folder 3:4

Part II 1989

box-folder 3:5-7

Clippings & Tour Notes [for 1990] 1990

box-folder 3:5

Part I 1990

box-folder 3:6

Part II 1990

box-folder 3:7

Part III 1990

box-folder 3:8-4:2

Clippings & Tour Notes - [Revised] [for 1990] 1990

box-folder 3:8

Part I 1990

box-folder 4:1

Part II 1990

box-folder 4:2

Part III 1990

box-folder 4:3

Part IV 1990

box-folder 4:4-4:6

Clippings & Tour Notes [for 1991] 1991

box-folder 4:4

Part I] 1991

box-folder 4:5

Part I (Supplement) 1991

box-folder 4:6

Part II 1991

box-folder 4:7-5:5

Clippings & Tour Notes [for 1992] 1992

box-folder 4:7

[Part I] 1992

box-folder 5:1

[Part II] 1992

box-folder 5:2

[Part III] 1992

box-folder 5:3

[Part IV] 1992

box-folder 5:4

[Part V] 1992

box-folder 5:5

[Part VI] 1992

box-folder 5:6-6:1

[Grateful Dead Clippings for 1993] 1993

box-folder 5:6

[Part I] 1993

box-folder 5:7

[Part II] 1993

box-folder 6:1

[Part III] 1993

 

Series 2 Clippings & Flyers 1960s-2000

Physical Description: 25 folders

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper and magazine articles, flyers and handouts on the Grateful Dead and the Deadheads from tours around the U.S. and Europe.

Arrangement

Chronological by year.
box-folder 6:2

no date

box-folder 6:3

1960s

box-folder 6:4

1970s

box-folder 6:5

1980

box-folder 6:6

1981

box-folder 6:7

1982

box-folder 6:8

1983

box-folder 7:1

1984

box-folder 7:2-3

1985

box-folder 7:2

[pt.1]

box-folder 7:3

[pt.2]

box-folder 7:4

1986

box-folder 7:5

1987

box-folder 7:6-8:1

1988

box-folder 7:6

[pt.1]

box-folder 8:1

[pt.2]

box-folder 8:2

1989

box-folder 8:3

1990

box-folder 8:4-5

1991

box-folder 8:4

[pt.1]

box-folder 8:5

[pt.2]

box-folder 8:6-9:2

1992

box-folder 8:6

[pt.1]

box-folder 9:1

[pt.2]

box-folder 9:2

[pt.3]

box-folder 9:3

1993-1994

box-folder 9:4

1995

box-folder 9:5

1996

box-folder 9:6

1997-2000

 

Series 3 Magazines [1977]-1995

Physical Description: 23 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes only magazine issues that contain an article or photographs on the members of the Grateful Dead. Dates do not indicate full issue runs.

Arrangement

Arranged by title.
box-folder 9:7

Audio v.72:1 1988

box-folder 9:8

CD Review, December 1990 1990

box-folder 9:9

Dark Star #12, #23 1977 , 1980

box-folder 9:11-10:1

The Golden Road 1984-1988

box-folder 9:11

1984-1985

box-folder 10:1

1986-1988

box-folder 10:2

Guitar, November 1995 1995

box-folder 10:3

Guitar World, November 1995 1995

box-folder 10:4

High Times 1987-1989

box-folder 10:5

High Times, November 1995 1995

box-folder 10:6

Image (San Francisco Examiner) 1987-1991

box-folder 10:7

Life, October 1995 1995

box-folder 10:8

Musician #82 1985

box-folder 10:9

On Air, August 1995 1995

box-folder 10:10

Over The Border 1984-1985

box-folder 10:11

People Weekly 1987 , 1995

box-folder 10:14-11:2

Relix 1978-1991

box-folder 10:14

1978-1980

box-folder 11:1

1980-1984

box-folder 11:2

1984-1991

box-folder 11:3

Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone, Special TV Issue 1985

box-folder 11:4

Sky, The Magazine of International Culture, September 1995 1995

 

Series 4 Miscellaneous & Oversize 1965-2000

Physical Description: 15 folders and a flat

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous ephemera, written material, Grateful Dead business papers, calendars, oversize magazines BAM (Bay Area Music), CMJ, Rolling Stone, and Life.

Arrangement

Arranged only according to size and title.
box-folder 11:5

Promotional Poster for The Dead by Hank Harrison n.d.

box-folder 11:6

"The Dead Directory" [Incomplete] n.d.

box-folder 11:7

A Tribute to Bill Graham, Marin Center, San Rafael, CA 1984

box-folder 11:8

Grateful Dead Calendar 1986

box-folder 11:9

Photographs [with set lists] ca. 1987

box-folder 11:10

Interviews 1988, n.d.

box-folder 11:11

"The Grateful Dead Index to The Art Of Rock" by Robert A. Frank 1988

box-folder 11:12

Grateful Dead Discography rev.8 1989

box-folder 11:13

"Goldmine" & "Song List Anthology" 1989

box-folder 11:14

Bay Area Music Awards Certificates [Photocopies] 1990

box-folder 11:15

The Grateful Dead: A Critical Guide to Source Materials [1992]

box-folder 11:16

Press Releases for "Dead Head TV" & Mickey Hart n.d., 1998-2000

box-folder 12

Oversize Material 1976-1991

box-folder 12

CMJ [with Garcia obituary], v. 43:10, New Music Report #441, 8/28/95 1995

box-folder 12

[Remnant of] "Old Fillmore Wallpaper" ca. 1976-1991

box-folder 12

Bumper stickers ca. 1976-1991

box-folder 12

BAM Magazine Music Awards, 5th & 6th ca. 1976-1991

box-folder 12

BAM 1976-1988

box-folder 12

Grateful Dead Calendar 1991

box-folder 12

Fillmore Posters Calendar 1989 1991

box-folder 12

Rolling Stone, no. 473, 504/505 1986-1987

box-folder 12

Life Dec. 1984