Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Susana Millman Slide Collection
MS 344  
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
This collection of 1,206 slides is a representative selection of the Grateful Dead photography of Susana Millman. She began photographing the band in the early 1980s, and from 1985 to 1995, she had extraordinary access to concerts, backstage areas, and private occasions. These images document not only the band members and fans but also many of the staff, making her collection a fine overview of the community.
Susana Millman grew up in New York City, where she initially pursued an academic career with a PhD in Social Psychology from Columbia University. She left her studies to explore shamanism and psychedelics in the Amazon, where she met some San Francisco Deadheads, returning to Northern California with them. Her fortuitous meeting with future Grateful Dead Vault Archivist Dick Latvala in the late 1970s, combined with her growing interest in photography, led to her meeting and marrying Dennis McNally, the Dead's publicist and official biographer, in 1985. In addition to her work photographing the Grateful Dead and its satellite bands, she has a sizeable portfolio of event, location and performance photography.
2 boxes

1.5 linear ft.
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.
Collection open for research.