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The Farm (Crossroads Community) punk fliers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 457 XX oversize

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 102 fliers used to advertise the punk rock concerts and groups that appeared at The Farm.


  • Creation: 1974-1987

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns. Researchers bear full legal responsibility for acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code. Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Biographical / Historical

The Farm, also known as Crossroads Community, was founded in 1974 by Bonnie Ora Sherk and Jack Wickert. The seven acres around what is now San Francisco’s Cesar Chavez Street Freeway Interchange contained farmland, a community center, an outdoor school, and a theater. The Farm was intended to connect people to their ecological environment and to serve as a community for artists, writers and radical theater performers, as well as neighborhood residents. During the 1980s it became a popular venue for punk rock bands.


2 Linear Feet (One oversized box.)

Language of Materials



The fliers are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased from Tomberg Rare Books (Greenwich, Connecticut) in August 2014.

Processing Information

This collection has been processed by Sarah McLusky, July 2015.

Finding aid for The Farm (Crossroads Community) punk fliers
4 Published And Cataloged
Sarah McLusky
July 2015
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA