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Santisi (Donna) collection of ephemera
LSC.2408  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical History
  • Scope and Contents

  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Donna Santisi collection of ephemera
    Creator: Santisi, Donna
    source: Santisi, Donna
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2408
    Physical Description: 41.5 Linear Feet (36 unprocessed boxes)
    Physical Description: 2 Audiovisual Carriers (2 unprocessed audiocassettes)
    Date (inclusive): 1973-2017
    Abstract: Donna Santisi was a photographer and documentarian of the Los Angeles punk scene from 1976-1980. This collection is primarily comprised of punk rock ephemera created to document the Los Angeles punk scene between 1973-2017.
    Physical Location: Held at UCLA Library Special Collections. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Unprocessed collection. Material is unavailable for access. Please see LSC's Access to Unprocessed Collections Policy  for more information about levels of discovery and access of special collections materials and registering interest in unprocessed collections.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    CONTAINS UNPROCESSED AUDIO MATERIALS: Audio materials are not currently available for access and will require further processing and assessment. If you have questions about this material please email spec-coll@library.ucla.edu.

    Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

    Property rights to the objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donna Santisi collection of ephemera (Collection 2408). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Donna Santisi, 2020.

    Processing Information

    Collections are processed to a variety of levels depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived user interest and research value, availability of staff and resources, and competing priorities. Library Special Collections provides a standard level of preservation and access for all collections and, when time and resources permit, conducts more intensive processing. These materials have been arranged and described according to national and local standards and best practices.
    We are committed to providing ethical, inclusive, and anti-racist description of the materials we steward, and to remediating existing description of our materials that contains language that may be offensive or cause harm. We invite you to submit feedback about how our collections are described, and how they could be described more accurately, by filling out the form located on our website: Report Potentially Offensive Description in Library Special Collections. 

    Biographical History

    Donna Santisi was a photographer and documentarian of the Los Angeles punk scene from 1976-1980. She published Ask the Angels, a book of her black and white photographs documenting this scene in 1978 which became a "cult classic" and features essays by Alice Bag, Trudie, Exene Cervenka, Brendan Mullen, and others.

    Scope and Contents

    The bulk of this collection contains publications which published Santisi's photographs. In addition to these publications which Santisi collected, the collection also includes ephemera she saved such as ticket stubs to shows, back stage passes, flyers, correspondence, buttons, posters, invoices, several books, a scrapbook, a Runaways scarf, and two audiocassettes.
    This collection is primarily comprised of punk rock ephemera created to document the Los Angeles punk scene between 1973-2017. The bulk of the materials were created between 1975 and 1980.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Punk
    Santisi, Donna