Scope and Contents
The contents of the collection range from internal administrative and financial documenting the logistics and planning of Kohoutek festivals (including a 1999 contract/payment dispute between Pitzer College and the band The Roots), to promotional fliers and memorabilia, to audience-generated photographs recording the festivities.
Language of Materials
Language represented in the collection: English
Conditions Governing Access
Collection open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Pitzer College Archives.
Biographical / Historical
On December 28, 1973, Comet Kohoutek (named after Czech astronomer Lubos Kohoutek) made its first Earth sighting in 150,000 years. The event was heavily promoted by the media, but the display generally considered anticlimactic and underwhelming. Pitzer’s Kohoutek music festival was started by History of Ideas professor Barry Sanders in 1974 as a semi-ironic celebration.
.5 Linear Feet : 1 documents box
This collection contains administrative documents, financial papers, promotional material, and photographs relating to the Kohoutek music festival at Pitzer College
Folders have been arranged alphabetically by title.
Please consult repository.
Additions to the collection are anticipated.
- Kohoutek Collection
- Front matter written by Myles Mikulic 2022. Collection processed by Stacy Elliott.
- October 2022
- Language of description
- Script of description