The San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation Collection
(collection currently being processed--contact the Archive for details)
Ken Ackerman Collection (jazz)
Bob Arnold Collection (pop)
James Schwabacher Collection (opera)
Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic (symphonic)
(Scores, recordings, and video are in Music; business papers and correspondence are in Special Collections)
Materials in this collection are listed in SearchWorks.
Photographs (1974-2001) from Alejandro Stuart, Director of the Latin American Cultural Center in SF:
MSS 210--includes photos of local musicians;
MS138 Large Map Folder 1-- may contain additional ephemera (programs, announcements, etc.)
Use of materials in the ARS and in Special Collections require advance notice so that materials may be retrieved from storage, generally 1-2 business days.
For ARS materials, contact Aurora Perez, Operations Manager.
For Special Collections, see their website.
Special Collections also requires a one-time patron registration upon arrival.
Sangati Center (Berkeley)
Clarion Music Center (San Francisco Chinatown)
Bay Bridged website (indie, rock, folk, pop band information)
Bay Area Bluegrass Association (including their monthly jam sessions)
Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz
Other resources to consider:
San Francisco Public Library, Bernard Osher Foundation Center collects materials on artists, musicians, and other art professionals, primarily thos who have worked and/or lived in the Bay Area.
WPA California Folk Music Project (at the Library of Congress)
Online Archive of California, a research gateway to unique and historical materials in archives, libraries, and museums throughout California.
WPA History of Music in San Francisco Series (vol. 1-7, Music Library Locked Stacks)
The San Francisco Tape Music Center : 1960s counterculture and the avant-garde (Music stacks)
Accompanying DVD contains a video documentation of the "Wow & Flutter" festival.
San Francisco, the musical history tour : a guide to over 200 of the Bay Area's most memorable music sites (Music stacks; Green Library Lane Room)