Grateful Dead – Surf’s Up for Grateful Dead in Santa Cruz

and their extended family have meticulously saved and cared for practically everything that this legendary Bay Area band has ever touched or been involved with. This vast collection will be available as part of the University Library’s Special Collections, with rotating exhibits from the archives displayed in the section of the library that has been named “Dead Central.” BAM’s Kenny Wardell had the chance to talk about the project with San Francisco photographer Jay Blakesberg, who has a long history with the Grateful Dead; Nicholas Meriwether, curator of “Dead Central”; and Dennis McNally, former long-time publicist and well-known historian for the Grateful Dead.

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