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Guide to the Stu Nixon Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stu Nixon Collection
    Dates: 1965-2000
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1985-1995)
    Collection number: MS 224
    Creator: Nixon, Stu (Stuart)
    Collection Size: 11 half cartons and 1 oversize flat
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Contains Stu Nixon's personal collection of clippings, articles, tour program notes, magazines and ephemera concerning the Grateful Dead music group and their followers.
    Physical location: Collection stored off-site at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Stu Nixon Collection. MS224. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Stu Nixon in 2001.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes newspaper clippings, articles, magazines and ephemera relating to the Grateful Dead music group, their tours and their fans, called Deadheads. Several years' worth of clippings (about half of the total) were photocopied by Mr. Nixon and organized in binders, the order of which has been maintained.


    Arranged chronologically where possible except for the magazines, which are arranged by title.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Grateful Dead (Musical group)--Archives.
    Deadheads (Music fans)
    Nixon, Stu, (Stuart)

    Other Finding Aids