Grateful Dead Archive

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Grateful Dead Archive
Country United States
Type Archive
Established 2008
Location U. of Santa Cruz Library's Special Collections, California
Items collected Audio recordings, musical scores, programme notes, photographs, music scene publications
Size c. 650 items

The Grateful Dead Archive is an archive of materials related to music from The Grateful Dead. The archive was officially donated in April 2008, by band members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart.[1]

The Archive contains material related to the individual members, its live performances, productions, and business. The materials span a three-decade career that ran from 1965–1995 and included numerous albums and thousands of live performances. The job posting for the position of the collection's archivist was featured on The Daily Show.[2]


  • Documents
  • Clippings
  • Media
  • Articles
  • Memorabilia
  • Artwork

Recordings date from the 1965 to 1995.


The archive is still in the processing stage, but it was expected to open in the spring of 2012. Additional processing of the core collection and additional related collections and materials is expected to continue for some years. In spring 2012 a dedicated exhibit space was scheduled to open, featuring rotating exhibits drawn from the Archive. The collection can be browsed on the UCSC Cruzcat Catalog [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Grateful Dead donates archives to UC Santa Cruz" (Press release). UCSC. 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Daily Show: Want Ads - Grateful Dead Archivist" (Press release). The Daily Show. 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  3. ^ "UCSC Cruzcat Catalog". UCSC. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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