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Grateful Dead Records: Posters
MS.332.Ser. 8  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Alternative Forms Available
  • Accurals
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Separated material
  • Additional Grateful Dead Records Finding Aids

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Grateful Dead Records: Posters
    creator: Grateful Dead Productions
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.332.Ser. 8
    Physical Description: 16 Linear Feet 8 oversize boxes, 8 oversize folders, 1 postcard box
    Date (inclusive): 1966-2010
    Abstract: This series includes posters from concerts and venues at which the Grateful Dead performed, and other posters of events and performances that were collected by the band and by Grateful Dead Productions' office staff.
    Physical Location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives.
    Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO)

    Access

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

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Grateful Dead Records: Posters. MS 332 Ser. 8. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Grateful Dead Productions, 2008.

    Alternative Forms Available

    This series can be viewed on the Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO) 

    Accurals

    The first accural was received in 2008. Second accural was received in June 2012.

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This series includes posters from concerts and venues at which the Grateful Dead performed, and other posters of events and performances that were collected by the band and by Grateful Dead Productions' office staff.

    Arrangement

    The material is arranged by size, then chronologically.

    Separated material

    The books have been removed and cataloged separately.
    Media has been removed and cataloged separately.

    Additional Grateful Dead Records Finding Aids

    1. Ser.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 9: Artwork 
    9. Series 10: Realia 
    10. Series 11: Decorated Envelopes 
    11. Series 12: Back Stage Passes, Tickets and Laminates 

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Posters
    Rock music -- Posters
    Grateful Dead (Musical group)