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Punk and New Wave Posters and Fliers

Collection ID

SCRC 101

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Punk and New Wave Posters and Fliers

Dates
1970-2007, bulk 1980-2000

Collection ID
SCRC 101

Quantity
2.75 linear feet (7 boxes)       

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English
           
Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note
Beginning in the late 1960s, punk, and later, new wave music, gained in popularity in the United States. Often anti-establishment and politically charged, this musical movement also produced a subculture characterized by rebellion, with distinctive fashion and personal adornment.

In Philadelphia, there was a vibrant punk, new wave, and post-punk scene. Bands like Deborah Harry of Blondie, Soundgarden, Violent Femmes, Radiohead, Dead Kennedys, Alice Donut, and Philadelphia’s own, The Dead Milkmen, as well as many others, performed at locally famous venues, the Hot Club, JC Dobbs, Khyber Pass, Revival, and others. Later, many of the venues hosted “all ages” shows, which allowed people under the age of twenty-one to participate in punk culture.

Description of Collection
This collection consists of posters and fliers for punk, new wave, and other musical genre shows. Primarily documenting the Philadelphia scene in the 1980s and 1990s, there are also posters and fliers for shows in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and other locales. The posters and fliers date from 1970 to 2007, with the bulk dating from 1980 to 2000. Many are undated.

Researches will find posters and fliers for shows featuring:  Deborah Harry of Blondie, Soundgarden, Violent Femmes, Radiohead, Dead Kennedys, and Alice Donut. More frequently featured are Philadelphia-based punk and hardcore punk bands, including The Dead Milkmen, Electric Love Muffin, King of Siam, Mr. Mehta, Serial Killers, Carnival of Shame, More Fiends, and Flight of Mavis.

In addition to music shows, researchers will find posters and fliers (many are photocopies) for art shows and other performances, events related to the punk and new wave movement, as well as antiwar and political protest.

Organization and Arrangement
The posters are arranged into three groups. First, are fliers arranged alphabetically by venue name, with most of the venues represented being in Philadelphia. Following are folders of concert posters and fliers grouped alphabetically by state. Last, are the fliers for art shows and other performances, and antiwar and political protests.


Patron Information

Catalog Record
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5175137~S12

Research Access
Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information
The Punk and New Wave Posters and Fliers collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Punk and New Wave Posters and Fliers, SCRC 101, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Purchased in 2012 from Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, Inc.  

Processing Information
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in January 2015 by Courtney Smerz, Collection Management Archivist, with assistance from Patrick Stalter, Student Worker.
           
           
Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Subjects:
New wave music
Punk rock music
Subculture
Protest movements

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Clippings
Drawings
Ephemera
Photocopies
Posters 
 


Inventory

1          1          40th Street Underground (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          2          Arch Street Empire (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
5          1          Arch Street Empire (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1989, undated
1          3          Bacchanal (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1985-1989, undated
1          4          Bacchanal (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1987-1991, undated
5          2          Bacchanal (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1989, 1990, undated
1          5          The Bank (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          6          The Barbary (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1989-1990, undated
5          3          The Barbary (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          7          Carnaby Street (Iowa)          undated
1          8          The Chestnut Cabaret (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1989, undated
5          4          The Chestnut Cabaret (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          9          Circus Towne (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          10          Club Pizazz (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1989-1990, undated  
1          11          East Side Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1981, undated
5          5          East Side Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1983, undated
1          12          East Side Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          13          Electric Factory (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1979, undated
5          6          Electric Factory (Philadelphia, Pa.)          2007, undated
1          14          Filly's (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1983, undated
1          15          Funk Dungeon (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1990, undated
1          16          Group Motion (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          17          Hot Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          18          Hot Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          19          Houston Hall Auditorium (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          20          JC Dobbs (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1989-1990, undated
5          7          JC Dobbs (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1989-1990, undated
1          21          Kennel Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
1          22          Khyber Pass (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1983, undated
5          8          Khyber Pass (Philadelphia, Pa.)          2004-2005, undated
2          1          Khyber Pass (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          2          Killtime Palace (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1990, undated
2          3          The London Victory Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          4          Love Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          5          Maggies (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          6          Memphis Taproom (Philadelphia, Pa.)          2002, undated
2          7          The Middle East (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          8          The Mill (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          9          Nick's Café (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          10          Noise Pollution Records (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          11          Omni's (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1991, undated
2          12          Philly Cookbook (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          13          Revival (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1987, undated
5          9          Revival (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1987-1989, undated
2          14          Revival (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          15          Ripley Music Hall (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1983, undated
2          16          Rittenhouse Square (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1992, undated
2          17          Ruba Club (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
5          10          Space 1026 (Philadelphia, Pa.)          2000, undated
2          18          Silk City (Philadelphia, Pa.)          1993, undated
2          19          Tops (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          20          The Tritone (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
5          11          Trocadero (Philadelphia, Pa.)          2002-2007, undated
2          21          Trocadero (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          22          Universities (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
2          23          Wally's Place (Bethlehem, Pa.)          undated
2          24          The Wet Spot (Philadelphia, Pa.)          undated
5          12          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1980s-2000s, undated
5          13          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1988-2000, undated
5          14          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1989, undated
2          25          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1989, 2004, undated
5          15          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1990s-2000s, undated
5          16          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          2000s, undated
2          26          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1978, undated
2          27          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1979-1989, undated
2          28          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1982-1993, undated
2          29          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1983-2002, undated
3          1          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1988-2007, undated
3          2          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1989-2007, undated
3          3          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1989, undated
3          4          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1993, undated
3          5          Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia          1993, undated
5          17          Pennsylvania          1968-1988, undated
5          18          Pennsylvania          1980s-1990s, undated
5          19          Pennsylvania          Undated
5          20          California          1990s-2000s, undated
3          6          California          Undated
3          7          Illinois, especially Chicago          1991, undated
3          8          Iowa          1993, undated
3          9          Iowa          1980s-1990s, undated
3          10          Iowa          1988, 1991, undated
5          21          Iowa          Undated
3          11          Kentucky, especially Louisville          1993, undated
5          22          Massachusetts          1983, undated
3          12          Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC          1990, undated
5          23          Minnesota          Undated
3          13          Minnesota, especially Minneapolis (7th Street Entry)          1989, undated
5          24          Minnesota, especially Minneapolis (7th Street Entry)          undated
6          1          New Hampshire          2002, undated
3          14          New Jersey          1981-1990, undated
6          2          New Jersey          1982, undated
6          3          New York          1980s-1990s, undated
6          4          New York          1980s-2000s, undated
4          1          New York          1982-1993, undated
4          2          New York          1984-1997, undated
4          3          Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington          1970s-1990s, undated
6          5          Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas, Washington D.C., unidentified          Undated
6          6          Unidentified locations          2002, undated
6          7          Unidentified locations          undated
4          4          International          1970-1989, undated
6          8          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other - Colorado, California, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa          1990s, undated
6          9          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other - Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Washington D.C.          1960s-1980s, undated
7          1          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other - Pennsylvania          1980s-2000s, undated
4          5          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1980s-1990s, undated
4          6          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1988-1990, undated
4          7          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1990s, undated
4          8          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          undated
4          9          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          undated
7          2          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1980s, undated
7          3          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1980s, undated
7          4          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1980s, undated
7          5          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1980s-1990s, undated
7          6          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1980s-1990s, undated
7          7          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1980s-2000s, undated
7          8          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1988-1989, undated
7          9          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1989, undated
7          10          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          1989, undated
7          11          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          undated
7          12          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          undated
7          13          Art shows, performances, political protest and/or other          undated
4          10          Photographs. Snapshots of “Magic Gardens” in Philadelphia, and signed photograph of Violent Femmes          undated