Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive
The Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive consists of some 30,000 items, including photographs of over two hundred folk artists and groups, general photographs of Berkeley Folk Music Festivals from 1957-1970, tapes, press clippings, correspondence, publicity information on various performers, and posters and flyers from most of the festivals held during this period. Included as well are some photographs and posters from other area music festivals.
- 1957 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
61 Boxes : 61 boxes; posters housed separately
Immediate Source of Acquisition
All materials in the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive were collected by Barry Olivier, a folk artist who organized and promoted the festival for fifteen years. Mr. Olivier's essay on the history of folk music at Berkeley from 1956-1970 has been added to the collection. The archive was acquired in 1974 from John Swingle of the Alta California Bookstore.
Steve Gish organized the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive and prepared a finding aid in 1984; it was revised between 2008 and 2013.
- Guide to the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive
- Sigrid Pohl Perry
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard