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Finding aid to the San Francisco Folk Music Club Records 1959-1994 SFH 556
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Description
The San Francisco Folk Music Club (SFFMC), founded in 1948, is made up of singers, instrumentalists, performers, songwriters, listeners, and dancers. Its purpose is the enjoyment, dissemination and preservation in individual, family and community life of music defined as "folk".
Background
The San Francisco Folk Music Club (SFFMC) was founded in 1948 by Dave Rothkop. In 1959 the Club was reorganized by Herb Jager and in 1962 Faith Petric took over managing the Club; a Board took over when they became a 501-3. Publication of the Folknik, a bimonthly newsletter, began in 1964. Petric died in 2013 but her legacy continues as the Club has inspired creation of some five additional folk clubs in California and is a solid musical entity in the West Coast folk music scene. The SFFMC is made up of singers, instrumentalists, performers, songwriters, listeners, and dancers. Its purpose is the enjoyment, dissemination and preservation in individual, family and community life of that acoustic music roughly defined as "folk". Club activities include: camping, song swaps and jams, the Free Folk Festival and the Hootenanny.
Extent
2 cartons, 1 pamphlet box (2.25 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items. All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.