Visiting Dead Central

Artifacts from the permanent collection and themed exhibits featuring selected works are displayed in the Brittingham Family Foundation's Dead Central, UCSC’s exhibition site for the Grateful Dead Archive.


McHenry Library, 2nd floor (entrance level)

Open hours are matched to those of McHenry Library and are subject to change during academic and intersessions. See library hours for details.

Visiting Special Collections

Access to the Grateful Dead Archive for research and study is made available through the University Library’s Special Collections & Archives department.

Conditions for use of the Archive follow those for all other archival collections. Material does not circulate but is available for use in the department’s Reading Room. Please see the Special Collections’ policies and conditions of use.

The Grateful Dead Archive is described in the Library’s local catalog Cruzcat, and the electronic finding aids are available through the Online Archive of California  Advance notice is required for use of some material. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections in advance concerning the material they wish to see. For a list of available collections, see the UCSC Grateful Dead Research Guide.

Special Collections & Archives. McHenry Library, 3rd floor

Open hours for research will be matched to those of Special Collections and are subject to change during acadmic and intersessions. See Special Collections hours for details.

Location and Directions
Location, driving directions, and parking information for McHenry Library

For more detailed information about traveling to and staying in Santa Cruz, and about research appointments in Special Collections see: Visitor Information