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Psychedelic Promotional Handbills for San Francisco Rock Concerts Collection
BANC PIC 2014.070--PIC  
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  • Access to Collection
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Organization of the Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: [Psychedelic promotional handbills for San Francisco rock concerts]
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 2014.070--PIC
    Physical Description: 180 prints in 1 box : chiefly lithographs ; sheets 28 x 22 cm or smaller
    Date (bulk): 1965-1979, bulk 1966-1971
    Abstract: Collection of promotional mailers for rock and popular music concerts in San Francisco, chiefly from the late 1960s.
    Language of Material: English English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Access to Collection

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Psychedelic Promotional Handbills for San Francisco Rock Concerts Collection was purchased by the Bancroft Library in 2014.

    Organization of the Collection

    This collection is organized by venue and arranged chronologically. It has been housed and described in 12 series:
    1. Avalon Ballroom
    2. Bonnie and Ian's
    3. Cedar Alley
    4. Cow Palace
    5. Fillmore
    6. Golden Sheaf Bakery
    7. Sausalito Ark
    8. Winterland
    9. Multiple venues
    10. Unidentified venue
    11. Album release promotions
    12. San Francisco Chronicle Clipping, June 10, 2001

    Preferred Citation

    Psychedelic promotional handbills for San Francisco rock concertsCollection, BANC PIC 2014.070, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Promotional handbill mailers, chiefly for concerts held at the Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. Many prints are reproductions of larger promotional posters designed by prominent Bay Area psychedelic poster artists of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, Alton Kelley, Rick Griffin, Wes Wilson, Tea Lautrec, David Singer, Bonnie MacLean, R. Tuten, Robert Fried, and Greg Irons. Other artists represented include Chris Johnson, George Hunter, Neon Park, Ws. Henry, John Thompson, Bob Shnepf, David Smith, Paul Kagan, Stark, Doltie, Peter Bailey, Lee Conklin, Weisser, Sätty, Rehbock/Wiese, Tracy-Yates, Nicholas Kouninos, Patrick Lofthouse, and Jack Hatfield. Most of the artwork was commissioned by promoters Bill Graham (Fillmore Auditorium and Winterland) and Family Dog (Avalon Ballroom). Collection also includes a few larger format fliers, and handbills for other venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Concert performers are listed in finding aid.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Rock concerts -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works
    Psychedelic art -- California -- San Francisco