Grateful Dead Records: Decorated Envelopes MS.332.Ser. 11

Special Collections & Archives Processing Unit
University of California, Santa Cruz
2011
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064
speccoll@library.ucsc.edu


Language of Material: English
Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO)
Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Grateful Dead Records: Decorated Envelopes
creator: Grateful Dead Productions
Identifier/Call Number: MS.332.Ser. 11
Physical Description: 30 Linear Feet 28 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1983-1996
Abstract: This series includes decorated No.10 business envelopes sent to the Grateful Dead Ticket Service by fans when requesting tickets.
Physical Location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.

Access

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Preferred Citation

Grateful Dead Records: Decorated Envelopes. MS 332 Ser. 11. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Grateful Dead Productions, 2008. The first accural was received in 2008. Second accural was received in June 2012.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Selected images may be viewed at the Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO) 

History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

This series includes decorated No.10 business envelopes sent to the Grateful Dead Ticket Service by fans when requesting tickets. Decorated envelopes date from 1983 to 1996.

Arrangement

With the exception of two short runs in Box 1 and the oversize envelopes in Box 28, the envelopes are arranged chronologically.

Other Grateful Dead Records Finding Aids

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

box 1

#0200-0224; # 0713-0714; #01001-01650, 22345 1983 - 1993

box 2

#01651-02300, 22344 1986 - 4/28/1987

box 3

#02301-02900, 22343 4/28/1987 - 1/14/1988

box 4

#02901-03500, 22342 1/12/1988 - 8/8/1988

box 5

#03501-04050, 22341 8/8/1988 - 1/24/1989

box 6

#04051-04600, 22340 1/24/1989 - 7/13/1989

box 7

#04601-05200, 22339 7/13/1989 - 11/1/1989

box 8

#05201-05800, 22338 11/1/1989

box 9

#05801-06400, 22337 11/1/1989 - 4/23/1990

box 10

#06401-07000, 22336 4/23/1990 - 10/22/1990

box 11

#07001-07600, 22335 10/22/1990

box 12

#07601-08200, 22334 10/22/1990 - 1/3/1991

box 13

#08201-08800, 22333 1/3/1991 - 4/16/1991

box 14

#08801-09400, 22332 4/16/1991 - 10/29/1991

box 15

#09401-10000, 22331 10/29/1991

box 16

#10001-10600, 22330 10/29/1991 - 1/15/1992

box 17

#10601-11300, 22329 11/15/1992 - 4/14/1992

Scope and Contents note

[No envelopes #10780-10879]
box 18

#11301-12100, 22328 4/14/1992 - 11/2/1992

Scope and Contents note

[No envelopes #11430-11629]
box 19

#12101-12700, 22327 11/2/1992 - 3/22/1993

box 20

#12701-13300, 22326 3/22/1993 - 6/24/1993

box 21

#13301-13900, 22325 6/24/1993 - 1/19/1994

box 22

#13901-14500, 22324 1/19/1994 - 4/29/1994

Scope and Contents note

[No envelopes #14420-14429]
box 23

#14501-15012, 22323 4/29/1994 - 1/3/1995

box 24

#15013-15600, 22322 1/3/1995 - 4/24/1995

box 25

#15601-16200, 22321 4/17/1995 - 5/3/1995

box 26

#16201-16800, 22320 5/12/1995 - Date illegible

box 27

#16801-17212, 22319 Various and illegible dates

box 28

Oversize envelopes, 22318 Various dates