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Funk, reggae, hip hop, and soul concert flyers and handouts from California

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0811

Content Description

Rewritten from dealer description:

This collection contains 82 flyers and handouts promoting California funk, reggae, hip-hop, and soul bands and venues from the 1980s to the 1990s. The venues are predominately located in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Featured acts include featuring acts such as Liquid Jesus, Bongo, Sam Bostic, Femme Fatales, The Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy, Mo'Fessionals, Lime and others. Each item includes the venue address and occasionally the phone number with performance dates.

The flyers are all printed sheets sized, 17" x 11", 8.5" x 5.5", and 3.5" x 3", in various bright colors with several incorporating rubberstamped elements. The flyers and handouts are illustrated images of flowers, hearts, peace signs, pictures of the performers, skulls, people dancing, and women in vibrant colors. Quotes like "Groove thang," "Flowers for your mind," and "Rituals, revelence, rhapsody" are printed on several different flyers. All items are in near fine condition with some chips and tears from being mounted on bulletin boards and posts.


  • Creation: 1980s-1990s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

This collection has various creators due to the assortment of concert and event venues featured in the flyers.


.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)

Language of Materials



A collection of 82 printed flyers and handouts from the 1980s to 1990s advertising California funk, reggae, hip hop, and soul concerts and venues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Between the Covers in April 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelly Daughtridge in April 2018.

Guide to Funk, reggae, hip hop, and soul concert flyers and handouts from California
Kelly Daughtridge
April 2018
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA