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Kohoutek Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PZ-Mss-0013

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.

Dates

  • 1973-2020

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.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet : 1 documents box

Abstract

This collection contains administrative documents, financial papers, promotional material, and photographs relating to the Kohoutek music festival at Pitzer College

Arrangement

Folders have been arranged alphabetically by title.

Physical location

Please consult repository.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Title
Kohoutek Collection
Subtitle
1973-2020
Author
Front matter written by Myles Mikulic 2022. Collection processed by Stacy Elliott.
Date
October 2022
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the 05 - Pitzer College Archives Repository

Contact:
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Claremont 91711 United States US