Grass Roots Cultural Center Records MS-0119

Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Grass Roots Cultural Center Records
Creator: Grass Roots Cultural Center
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0119
Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1978-1984
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

The collection includes histories, articles of incorporation, financial expenditure examples, bookstore sales, fliers, programs, and events.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Grass Roots Cultural Center Records, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

Historical Note

The Grass Roots Cultural Center and bookstore in Golden Hill existed to empower, enlighten, and uplift San Diego's progressive community through the presentation and support of otherwise unavailable cultural expression. The Grass Roots Cultural Center focused on three main areas: assisting significant cultural workers and organizations representing a broad cross-section of San Diego's progressive community; offering a multi-cultural selection of educational and inspirational materials at the bookstore, otherwise not readily available in San Diego; and providing a diverse series of programs which carefully integrated superior artistic quality with serious social significance.
Though the Grass Roots Cultural Center ceased storefront operations in 1986, Grass Roots Events still presents concerts, programs, and special events. It also sponsors programs through its project Corrientes Mexicanas.



Subjects and Indexing Terms

Organizational Records
Grass Roots Cultural Center (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives
Cultural industries--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
Liberalism--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
San Diego (Calif.)--Social life and customs--Sources

box 1, item 1

History Item 1

box 1, item 2

Bylaws; articles of incorporation Item 2

box 1, item 3

Financial: examples of expenditures Item 3 1979-1986

box 1, item 4

Newsletters Item 4 circa 1980-1986

box 1, item 5

Bookstore sales ledger, May-September 1982; daily sales sheets, January-March 1984 Item 5

box 1, item 6

Staff manual, June 1983; retreat program, September 1984 Item 6

box 1, item 7

Pete Seeger concert correspondence Item 7 circa 1980-1986

box 1, item 8

Bookstore photographs Item 8

box 1, item 9

Volunteer photographs Item 9

box 1, item 10

Event flyers, programs, newsreleases Item 10 circa 1980-1986

box 1, item 11

San Francisco Mime Troup: flyer, photo, postcard Item 11

box 1, item 12

Corrientes Mexicanas miscellaneous Item 12 circa 1989