Apr 25, 2008

A Deadhead’s Dream for a Campus Archive

(NYTimes) - The Grateful Dead, whose songs celebrated personal freedom, American idealism and mind-altering drugs, will donate a cache of their papers, posters and props on Thursday to the University of California, Santa Cruz, which plans to use the musical miscellany as part of a research center to be known as Dead Central.
What exactly is to be donated, of course, is something of a mystery even to band insiders.
“It’s kind of a surprise box to us as well,” said John Perry Barlow, one of the group’s lyricists. Continued

Image: Backstage Pass, RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., June 26, 1993. Courtesy of dead.net.