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    Auctioning the Dead

    Wed, 15 Jan 2014

    Among the most interesting  but often overlooked scholarly resources for the study of the Grateful Dead are auction catalogs: there have been several high-profile auctions of Dead-related memorabilia over the years, and their catalogs have reproduced images and ephemera that …

    Icons of the Dead: Backstage Passes in the Archive

    Mon, 25 Nov 2013

    This backstage pass recently surfaced in the Archive during processing, and represents one of the earliest examples in the collection. Its simple lettering demonstrates that the central concern backstage during those early years was quick identification—security personnel could quickly and …