Grateful Dead Archive truckin’ to new online home

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) – The world’s largest collection of Grateful Dead memorabilia has found new life on the Internet, where the psychedelic rock band’s recordings, photos and collectibles will be preserved online.

The Grateful Dead Archive is currently housed at the McHenry Library on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus.

The school’s library has received $615,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to photograph the collection items and upload them to a new Web site, The Virtual Terrapin Station.

Once uploaded, the public will be able to access the collection online and contribute their own digital photos.

The extensive collection includes thousands of pictures, toys, posters, journals, show tickets and other pieces of paraphernalia donated by band members and fans.


Information from: Santa Cruz Sentinel,

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