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Pacifica Foundation ephemera collection
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Pacifica Foundation ephemera collection
    creator: Pacifica Foundation
    Identifier/Call Number: M0425
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet : 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1984

    Scope and Content

    Documents on Pacifica Foundation, with emphasis on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California. Primarily printed articles about KPFA, programming schedules, information fliers and other publicity materials. Some of the material is in the form of photocopies, and most have been annotated by the donor, who was probably Pacifica's Vera Hopkins, a long-time staffer and unofficial historian. More detailed contents notes (also probably by Hopkins) are available from department.

    Historical Note

    Lew Hill founded the Pacifica Foundation and its flagship radio station KPFA in 1949. KPFA began broadcasting April 15th, 1949, and was was the first listener-subscription FM educational radio station in the country. Stations KPFK in Los Angeles and WBAI in New York were to follow in 1959 and 1960, respectively.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Pacifica Foundation ephemera collection, M0425, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of Pacifica Foundation, 1985.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Public broadcasting
    Radio broadcasting
    Pacifica Foundation
    KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)