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Evans (Gene) papers
PA Mss 116  
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This collection consists of papers documenting the career of American pyrotechnician Gene Evans (1937-2008). Included in these papers are show files, marked scores, audiovisual materials, personal/biographical items, pyrotechnical manuals, trade catalogs, and artifacts.
Gene Evans (July 25, 1937 – July 8, 2008) was an American pyrotechnician. In addition to being one of the pyrotechnic designers for the 1986 Statue of Liberty centennial celebration, and having designed special effects for a number of Las Vegas shows, Evans was perhaps best known as the man behind all fireworks displays at Hollywood Bowl concerts, from 1969 through 2008, with his final performance coming only days before his death.
26.23 linear feet (10 cartons, 10 oversize boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
The collection is open for research. A portion of the collection is stored offsite. Advance notice is required for retrieval.