Collection contains production materials, administrative records, press and promotional materials, and correspondence from
late 1970’s San Francisco punk zine
Search & Destroy and subcultural publishing outfit RE/Search Publications (briefly V/Search Publications). Established in 1981, RE/Search
documents underground trends including body modification, industrial culture, and zines, as well as countercultural literary
figures such as J. G. Ballard and William S. Burroughs. Material represented in this collection was accumulated by San Francisco-based
publisher, writer, musician, and artist V. Vale.
V. Vale, born Vale Hamanaka, is an influential independent publisher in San Francisco who brought to greater public prominence
the eccentricities and personalities of punk, underground, and alternative culture. He was born in 1944 in a Japanese internment
camp in Jerome, Arkansas to the actor Conrad Yama (Kiyoshi Conrad Hamanaka) and Mary Takaoka of the vaudeville trio the Taka
Sisters. He later studied English at the University of California, Berkeley, and attended a semester of graduate studies at
San Francisco State University, before he went on to become one of the early members of the rock/metal band Blue Cheer (1967).
265.4 linear feet
(371 boxes, 40 oversized flat boxes, 33 media boxes, 30 flat boxes, 24 record cartons, 19 shoeboxes, 8 half boxes, 7 poster
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and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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