Los Angeles punk collection, 1982-1992.
Collection Number: 8074

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Los Angeles punk collection, 1982-1992.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
8074
Abstract:
Archive of material from the Los Angeles punk scene assembled by a passionate music fan between 1982 and 1992.
Creator:
no primary creator
Pettibon, Raymond, 1957-
Quanitities:
1.2 cubic feet.
Language:
Collection material in English

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Archive of material from the Los Angeles punk scene assembled by a passionate music fan between 1982 and 1992. Materials include over 250 flyers, with a half-dozen featuring artwork by Raymond Pettibon; 10 broadsides/posters; 40 band-related stencils that were likely used to decorate band gear, performance space or posters; more than 55 punk magazines, both amateur and professionally produced; nearly a dozen stickers of punk bands; over 50 ticket stubs for shows at various venues around L.A.; and other assorted ephemera including political and religious handouts distributed to show attendees.
The music represented ranges from original Los Angeles bands (The Dickies and X) to pioneering hardcore bands (Circle Jerks, The Middle Class, Wasted Youth, The Mentors, and T.S.O.L.), crossover thrash (Suicidal Tendencies and D.I.), altrock/punk (The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Religion, and Social Distortion), and a few mainstream recording artists who visited the L.A. area (David Bowie, Pink Floyd, James Lee Hooker, and Deep Purple).

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Los Angeles punk collection, #8074. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Box 1 closed for digitization project.

SUBJECTS

Subjects:
Popular culture -- California -- Los Angeles.
Punk rock musicians.
Punk rock music -- Posters.
Punk rock music.
Punk culture -- Periodicals.
Punk culture -- California -- Los Angeles.
Form and Genre Terms:
Stencils (tools)
Fliers (printed matter)
Ticket stubs.
Ephemera.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Music Event Flyers (8.5" x 5.5")
Box 1 Folder 2
Music Event Flyers (8.5" x 11")
Box 1 Folder 3
Music Event Flyers (8.5" x 11")
Box 1 Folder 4
Band Stickers
Box 1 Folder 5
Music-related Advertisements
Scope and Contents
Fan club membership forms, ads movies, band merchandise (e.g. Kiss Army Paraphernalia), t-shirt and record store flyers
Box 1 Folder 6
Political / Social Flyers (8.5" x 11")
Box 1 Folder 7
"Bovine Gazette" issues
October 1993 - May 1996
Scope and Contents
Satirical social-political publication, based out of Pasadena, CA.
Box 1 Folder 8
"Ben is Dead" magazine
December 1991, Summer 1993
Scope and Contents
Satirical social-political magazine, based out of Southern California.
Box 1 Folder 9
Political / Social periodicals
Box 1 Folder 10
Scott Cooper poetry / Golden Hour Press catalogs
Box 1 Folder 11
Miscellaneous
Scope and Contents
Includes: handwritten note from Discord Records founder and Minor Threat drummer, Jeff Nelson, "Back Care" pamphlet, Alcoholics Anonymous pamphlet, graphic photographs of a dead woman - two computer printouts, Westley Allan Dodd mug shots, laminated image of Charles Manson
Box 2 Folder 1
"Maximum Rock N Rock" magazine
January - September 1983
Box 2 Folder 2
"Maximum Rock N Rock" magazine
October 1983 - April 1993
Box 2 Folder 3
"Flipside Fanzine"
Box 2 Folder 4
"Destroy LA" fanzine
1982
Scope and Contents
Issues 3 and 4 (2 copies)
Box 2 Folder 5
"We Got Power!" magazine
Scope and Contents
Issues 2 and 3
Box 2 Folder 6
"Ripper" magazine
Scope and Contents
Issues 6, 7, and 8
Box 2 Folder 7
"60 Miles North" magazine
September 1984 - February 1985
Scope and Contents
Volumes 1 and 2
Box 2 Folder 8
Misc. Music Magazines (I)
Box 2 Folder 9
Misc. Music Magazines (II)
Box 2 Folder 10
Other Magazines
Scope and Contents
"Half-Truth" lifestyle magazine, "Alarums and Excursions" live-action role playing magazine, "L.A. Oops" humor paper
Box 3 Folder 1
Ticket stubs (I)
Box 3 Folder 2
Ticket stubs (II)
Box 3 Folder 3
Music Event Flyers (4.25" x 5.5")
Box 3 Folder 4
Music Event Flyers (8.5" x 14")
Box 3 Folder 5
Album Flyers
Box 3 Folder 6
Political / Social Flyers (8.5" x 11")
Box 3 Folder 7
Oversized posters
Box 3 Folder (loose)
Music newspapers
Scope and Contents
Includes: "K News," "Bam," "New Vinyl Times," "Boston Rock," and "Terminal."
Box 4 Folder 1
Stencils and text prints for music flyers