Two new San Francisco Bay Area punk collections open for research

January 28, 2021
Nathan Coy
Iggy Pop at Mabuhay Gardens.

The Lynn Beldner Punk Music Photograph Collection and the Steve Briscoe Punk Music Collection are now open for research.

The Beldner collection features photographs of artists ranging from Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics to Bono from the seminal rock band U2. The photographs were taken between 1980 to 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area and the images are world accessible courtesy of Lynn Beldner.

The Steve Briscoe collection is primarily comprised of materials from 1979-1983 and feature the bands Clown Alley, The Pseudos, and The Bruces. The collection includes flyers, posters, original band artwork, musical performance recordings, and selection of photographs. Both collections are open to research within the limitations of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Thanks to Lynn Beldner, Steve Briscoe, the Stanford Library digital production group, and project archivist Chris Walker for their work.