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Grateful Dead Archives to Formally Open to the Pub

#114666 2 years, 7 months ago
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www.jambands.com/news/2012/01/23/gratefu...-open-to-the-public/


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This Spring, the Grateful Dead archive located within the McHenry Library at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will formally open to the public. According to a post on “Grateful Dead scribe Blair Jackson’s “Dead.net blog:dead.net/features/blair-jackson/blair%E2...hive-opening-spring, UCSC Dead archivist Nicholas Meriwether will open the newly renovated archives with a debut exhibit in April along with a grand opening celebration in May. The archives will open with the debut exhibit A Box of Rain: Archiving the Grateful Dead Phenomenon. According to Meriwether:

“The plan right now is to have probably two full-fledged exhibits per year. That will be determined in part by the funding we can engender. Our first exhibit will go up in April. We plan on having a big public party to inaugurate the Archive—that will be sometime in May and be free; probably with some live Dead music being played; no, not by any of the Dead. [Laughs] I’ll lead guided tours of the exhibit. The exhibit space is almost done in terms of the planning, and we’ve started construction on it.”

Merriweather is the author of The Deadheads’ Taping Compendium, Vol. I, and was also editor of All Graceful Instruments: The Contexts of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon.

For more info on the archive’s opening, read Blair Jackson’s interview with Nicholas Meriwether on his Golden Road Blog.
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Re: Grateful Dead Archives to Formally Open to the Pub

#114669 2 years, 7 months ago
I will definitely want to visit that. Wow!
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Re: Grateful Dead Archives to Formally Open to the Pub

#114672 2 years, 7 months ago
I think we'd all like to get lost in there awhile But this will also be great once it's all online- hopefully they can scan exhibits in order of appearance for more easterly heads!
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Re: Grateful Dead Archives to Formally Open to the Pub

#114675 2 years, 7 months ago
Nice, I have been waiting for this to open. Looks like next trip to Cali for shows will have to have one day just to hit Santa Cruz.
Like I needed a reason to hit Santa Cruz.
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Re: Grateful Dead Archives to Formally Open to the Pub

#114681 2 years, 7 months ago
I would assume some or all of core 4 will play probally acoustic w/ drums(no kit)
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#114685 2 years, 7 months ago
Tmglf2 wrote:
Nice, I have been waiting for this to open. Looks like next trip to Cali for shows will have to have one day just to hit Santa Cruz.
Like I needed a reason to hit Santa Cruz.


I can see an extended trip in the future, checking this place out, and having dinner at Sweetwater, and the next day
at Crossroads, and then a tour of TRI. Maybe some shows too.
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Re: Grateful Dead Archives to Formally Open to the Pub

#114738 2 years, 7 months ago
I think the Golden Arrow ought to start running tours like that ^^^^^^^
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Re: Grateful Dead Archives to Formally Open to the Pub

#114761 2 years, 7 months ago
so what exacly is in the "archives" ...... do they have every known recording from the GD? .... I'm sure some cool memorbilia and stuff to
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