The collections being processed as part of the 2017-2018 CART Program are thematically connected by music, and comprise some of our most prominent archival holdings. The records of the Other Minds organization and the Grateful Dead Records complement many of our existing processed collections, such as the Lou Harrison papers, the John Cage mycology collection, the Frank Kofsky Audio & Photo Collection of the Jazz and Rock Movement, and many other art, photography, and literary collections.
Other Minds Records (3 fellowship positions):
Three 2017-2018 CART fellows are participating in the processing of the records of Other Minds, the acclaimed San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of experimental music. This collection includes over 100 boxes of programs, artwork, photographs, scores, correspondence, artist files, and business records of the organization. In addition, the collection includes over 4,000 reel-to-reel audio tapes of interviews and performances from the tape archive of the Berkeley-based independent radio station, KPFA. Fellows are working alongside the CART Archivist to preserve, inventory, arrange, and describe this unprocessed collection in order to make it available for research.
Grateful Dead Records (2 fellowship positions):
Two 2017-2018 CART fellows are participating in the processing of the Grateful Dead Records, focusing on the business papers and show files which document decades of the band's tours and concerts. These materials comprise over 400 boxes of partially processed materials such as tour information, contracts, ledgers, tickets, merchandise, correspondence, accounting files, and promotional materials. Fellows are working alongside the CART Archivist to inventory, rehouse, arrange, and describe these materials in order to make the collection more widely available to the UCSC community and beyond.