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Campos (Kathleen M.) punk poster collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Kathleen M. Campos punk poster collection
    source: Campos, Kathleen
    Identifier/Call Number: M2363
    Physical Description: .75 Linear Feet (one box, one flat box)
    Date (inclusive): 1978-1981
    Date (bulk): 1979-1980
    Abstract: Collection of music posters advertising performances by various punk and new wave bands of the San Francisco Bay Area, 1978-1981.

    Scope and Contents

    Collection of music posters advertising performances by various punk and new wave bands in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1978 through 1981. These fliers were presumably collected by Campos. Although pinholes are present, they are in very good condition overall, with little sign of weathering or prior display.
    The majority of the fliers are for local bands, and especially for bands from the East Bay such as the Jars, Mondellos, Young Adults, and Psycotic Pineapple. Many bands are not believed to have recorded, but familiar names such as the Avengers, Dils, Mutants, Tuxedomoon, Offs, Units, and many others are present. In general there are fewer fliers from the Mabuhay Gardens scene in San Francisco than is typically seen in collections, with posters for Berkeley venues such as the International Café, Barrington Hall, and Silver Ball Gardens (an arcade located above Leopold’s record store) predominating. San Francisco clubs include 1839 Geary (also known as Temple Beautiful), 330 Grove, The Palms, and the Deaf Club, as well as the “Fab Mab.” There are also fliers advertising radio and public access cable programs, including Maximum Rock’n’Roll’s show on KPFA predating the magazine. A few fliers also document poetry and art events.
    Whoever made these fliers did not usually sign their work, although occasionally artists or photographers are credited. Some groups of fliers do appear to be the work of one person or group, with band and date information changing but other elements identical.
    The collection also contains a small newsletter from Berkeley record store Rather Ripped, a copy of the first Dead Kennedys single, and a promotional or satirical newspaper called the "Berkeley Independent Inquirer."

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Kathleen M. Campos punk poster collection (M2363). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fliers (Printed matter)
    Music -- California -- San Francisco
    Punk rock music
    Music -- California -- Berkeley
    Punk rock music in art
    Campos, Kathleen