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Spruce Street Forum and Fresh Sound Records
MSS 0751  
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Description
The collection consists of the records of Spruce Street Forum, an organization founded in 1995 by Bonnie Broderick Wright as a venue for experimental and avant-garde artists, writers, theorists and scholars to present their work. It contains artist files relating to performances and exhibitions, flyers, press clippings and administrative materials such as board meeting minutes and financial records. It also includes records for the Fresh Sound experimental music series, which began at Spruce Street Forum.
Background
The Spruce Street Forum was a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Bonnie Broderick Wright as a venue for artists from multiple disciplines to present their work. The organization made its home at 301 Spruce Street in the Balboa Park area of San Diego. The goals of the Spruce Street Forum as described in their early press releases were "to provide an environment for artistic innovation, to provide a venue for creative thought and on-going discussion, to encourage interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange, and to foster collaboration in the arts: music, text, visual."
Extent
1.6 Linear feet (4 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Photographic negatives are restricted.