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Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS63

Scope and Contents

This collection has been digitized and can be viewed here: Berkeley Folk Music Festival.

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 are some photographs and posters from other area music festivals.

Dates

  • 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.

Extent

63 Boxes : Posters housed separately

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The archive of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive (held 1958-1970 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley) consists of some 30,000 items, including photographs of folk artists and groups, general photographs of Festivals, tapes, press clippings, correspondence, publicity information on various performers, posters and flyers. Included are some photographs and posters from other area music festivals.

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.

Digitized Materials

Processing Information

Steve Gish organized the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive and prepared a finding aid in 1984; it was revised between 2008 and 2013 by Sigrid Perry. Major revisions to the finding were completed in 2019 and 2020 during digitization by Jen Young and Benn Joseph.
Title
Guide to the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive
Author
Sigrid Pohl Perry
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635