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Finding Aid for the Lou Curtiss San Diego Folk Festival Collection 1962-1987
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lou Curtiss San Diego Folk Festival Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1962-1987
    Collection number: 2007.04
    Creator: Curtiss, Lou 1939-Present
    Extent: 400 sound tape reels : analog, 7 1/2 ips and 3 3/4 ips, 2 and 4 track, mono and stereo. ; 7 in.
    Repository: 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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lou Curtiss San Diego Folk Festival Collection, 2007.04, Ethnomusicology Archive, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Acquisition Information

    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