October 22, 2014

Grateful Dead Archive Scheduled to Open June 29th at McHenry Library, U. of California Santa Cruz

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From The Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Visitors will explore the archive’s inaugural exhibit, “A Box of Rain: Archiving the Grateful Dead Phenomenon,” in the Brittingham Family Foundation Dead Central, the new exhibition space devoted to the archives. Members of the band announced in 2008 that they would donate their extensive collection to UCSC.

Curated by Grateful Dead Archivist Nicholas Meriwether, the exhibit showcases major treasures from the collection, ranging from the iconic “Skeleton & Roses” poster created by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley, to fan decorated envelopes for mail order ticket requests, to Jerry Garcia’s annotated lyric sheets. The archive documents the Dead’s creativity and influence in contemporary music history from 1965 to 1995, including the phenomena of the Deadheads, its extensive social network of devoted fans.

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