Guide to the Pacifica Foundation Ephemera Collection M0425
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
1999 ; revised 2017
557 Escondido Mall
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
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.
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.
[Identification of item] Pacifica Foundation ephemera collection, M0425, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Gift of Pacifica Foundation, 1985.
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Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
box 1, folder 1
box 1, folder 2
box 1, folder 3
box 1, folder 4
box 1, folder 5
box 1, folder 6