Now I’m not such a Grateful Dead fan per-se, but I can completely endorse a new public archive which showcases and preserves such a defining time in American music history. Hat’s off to ya, McHenry Library at the University of California at Santa Cruz!
“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.”