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Grateful Dead Records: Ser.3 Show Files
MS.332.Ser. 3  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Access
  • Acquisition Information
  • Arrangement
  • Biography
  • Additional Grateful Dead Records Finding Aids
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Grateful Dead Records: Show Files
    creator: Grateful Dead Productions
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.332.Ser. 3
    Physical Description: 108 Linear Feet 226 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1965-2005

    Access

    This series has not been fully processed but is open for research. Please contact Special Collections & Archives in advance to request access.

    Acquisition Information

    Gifts of Grateful Dead Productions; April 2008, 2012.

    Arrangement

    This series is arranged chronologically by date of show.

    Biography

    The Grateful Dead were an American rock band that formed in 1965 in Northern California. They came to fame as part of author Ken Kesey's Acid Tests, a series of multimedia happenings centered around then-legal LSD. Famed for their concerts, the band performed more than 2,300 shows over thirty years, disbanding after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia in August 1995. Although their only Top 10 hit, "Touch of Grey," charted in 1987, their popularity was based on concerts, and in their last decade they consistently placed in the top five tours every year. Known for the range of their repertoire and the caliber of their compositions, the Dead's songbook has been covered by a wide range of other musicians, from Bob Dylan to Jane's Addiction. They released thirteen studio albums and nine contemporary live albums during their career, and more than 100 live releases since then. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

    Additional Grateful Dead Records Finding Aids

    1. Series 1: History  
    2. Series 2: Business  
    3. Series 4: Press  
    4. Series 5: Correspondence  
    5. Series 6: Photographs  
    6. Series 7: Media  
    7. Series 8: Posters  
    8. Series 9: Artwork  
    9. Series 10: Realia  
    10. Series 11: Decorated Envelopes  
    11. Series 12: Back Stage Passes, Tickets & Laminates  

    Preferred Citation

    Grateful Dead Records: Show Files. MS 332 Ser. 3. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Processing Information

    This finding aid represents the processed portion of the Show Files series, which includes 34 boxes (20.5 linear feet). The remaining portion of 192 boxes (87 linear feet) is in process and not yet described. Please contact Special Collections & Archives in advance to request access.

    Scope and Contents

    This series contains various materials documenting concerts performed by the Grateful Dead, as well as some show materials from related bands such as the Jerry Garcia Band, RatDog, and Furthur. Included are show contracts and production information, tour itineraries and planning documents, information sheets for Deadheads, hotline scripts, backstage passes, tickets & laminate lists, crew instructions, general venue information, and "Thank You" notes from fans. Not all performances are represented.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication .

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Concert tours
    Deadheads (Music Fans)
    Grateful Dead Productions
    Grateful Dead (Musical group)