KEEP TRUCKIN’ NORTH FOR DEAD’S ARCHIVES
Tune in and turn on (no need to drop out) at the UC Santa Cruz Grateful Dead Archive.
Why: Since 2008, the history of this California band has been in the hands of UC Santa Cruz’s McHenry Library, and the public can look and listen.
What: Start at the Dead Central exhibit room, which through Dec. 23 has a display on the band’s business practices, “Put Your Gold Money Where Your Love Is, Baby: Counterculture, Capitalism, and the Grateful Dead.” Don’t miss the sculpture of guitarist Jerry Garcia’s hand, missing part of a finger. Then visit Special Collections, where more Dead treasures, including a tiedyed T-shirt, are on display. The archive’s digital music collection (more than 10,000 concert recordings, most made by fans) is available online. Info: Grateful Dead Archive, McHenry Library, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz; (831) 459-2547, bit.ly/gratefuldeadarchive. Free — Christopher Reynolds
A SCULPTURE of Jerry Garcia’s right hand, including the guitarist’s famous cut-off finger, is part of the Grateful Dead Archive.