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Frank Kofsky Audio and Photography Collection of the Jazz and Rock Movement
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Alternative Form of Material Available
  • Scope and Contents
  • Separated Materials
  • Additional Collection guide

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Frank Kofsky Audio and Photography Collection of the Jazz and Rock Movement
    Creator: Kofsky, Frank
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.312
    Physical Description: 9 Linear Feet 9 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1982
    Date (bulk): 1966-1968
    Language of Material: English

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright for this collection resides with the Regents of the University of California. 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. UCSC Special Collections and Archives can grant permission to publish materials to which it holds the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    Frank Kofsky Audio and Photography Collection of the Jazz and Rock Movement. MS 312. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Bonnie Kofsky, 2007.

    Alternative Form of Material Available

    Images from this collection are available through UCSC Library Digital Collections.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection includes photographs and audio recordings of interviews with renowned jazz and rock musicians, created by jazz scholar Frank Kofsky in the late 1960s. Included are photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives, and 35mm slides of such recording artists as John Coltrane, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Ornette Coleman, and Archie Shepp. The collection also contains approximately 50 audio recordings of interviews Kofsky conducted with these musicians and more, each approximately 30 to 90 minutes in length. A small number of typescripts and clippings of Kofsky's writings is also included.

    Separated Materials

    Recordings of Kofsky's interviews and lectures are available via the Library Catalog.

    Additional Collection guide

    A full listing of the print photographs in this collection can be found in the Frank Kofsky Photograph inventory.  

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Rock music -- 1961-1970
    Jazz -- 1961-1970