July 01, 2012

Very Grateful indeed!

Four years is not a bad turnaround time for something of this scope…
From the University of California at Santa Cruz — April 24, 2008:

Grateful Dead donates archives to UC Santa Cruz
The Grateful Dead announced today that the band will donate its archives to the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Band members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart made the announcement this morning at a press conference held in the poster room of San Francisco's historic Fillmore Auditorium.

Documenting the history of the band from 1965 to the present, The Grateful Dead Archive will reside in the University Library's Special Collections at UC Santa Cruz. The focal point of the collection will be a dedicated room named “Dead Central,” where both academic researchers and the general public will have access to the archive.

From the University of California at Santa Cruz — September 29, 2009:

UC Santa Cruz receives $615,000 grant to digitize Grateful Dead Archive
UC Santa Cruz has received a major grant to help digitize the Grateful Dead Archive at the University Library.

The campus was awarded a National Leadership Grant of $615,175 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)—the primary source of federal funds for the nation's museums and libraries.

The grant will enable the UCSC Library to digitize materials from its Grateful Dead Archive and make them available in a unique and cutting-edge web site titled, “The Virtual Terrapin Station.”

From the University of California at Santa Cruz — last Friday:

Grateful Dead Archive
UC Santa Cruz will celebrate the public opening of the Grateful Dead Archive on Friday, June 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McHenry Library

The Archive is available online at http://www.gdao.org/

Very cool!!!

Posted by DaveH at July 1, 2012 06:24 PM
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