An Introduction to Folk Revival on the US West Coast

The members of Jefferson Airplane advertise the 9th Berkeley Folk Music Festival in 1966.

SUNY Brockport historian Michael J. Kramer publishes a new digital public history exhibit about the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, an understudied event that took place at the University of California between 1958 and 1970.

SUNY Brockport historian Michael J. Kramer has published a digital public history exhibit about the Berkeley Folk Music Festival, an understudied but important event that took place at the University of California between 1958 and 1970. The multimedia exhibit features numerous images, sound, video, a digital timeline, and musical playlists as well as access to the fully digitized Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive, which contains roughly 33,500 artifacts.

Through a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects for the Public grant, Professor Kramer will be developing the next phase of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project this coming year. With the help of Brockport history students, new work includes a series of scholarly multimedia essays, an audio podcast series, lesson plans for teachers, and proposals for an in-person gallery exhibit and book. More about the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Project can be found online.

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