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Paul Bushmiller collection on punk, 1979-1992

 Collection 0346-SCPA-BUSHMILLER
Paul Bushmiller (b. 1959) is a copy cataloger in the Collection Strategies and Services division of the University of Maryland Libraries. During the period represented in this collection, Bushmiller was a student at the University of Maryland, as well as a disc jockey with the UMD's student-run radio station, WMUC-FM. Bushmiller collected most of the fliers in this collection on the campus of the University of Maryland.

Dates

  • 1979-1992
  • Majority of material found in 1982-1985

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an appointment or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

To inquire about duplication of materials for research or for publication, please contact SCPA’s curator.

Extent

6 Items (6 items of ephemera)

74 Items (73 punk fliers (plus two duplicates))

2.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Paul Bushmiller collection on punk covers the years 1979 to 1992. The bulk of the fliers center on two periods from 1983-1984 and 1988-1990. The first series in the collection mainly consists of show fliers promoting upcoming concerts, advertisements for local performances produced by the bands themselves, along with some professional show posters. Most of the fliers in this collection were collected on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, many from the walls of WMUC’s FM studio. The second series consists of ephemera—such as concert set lists—mostly from the latter period.

Historical Note

Paul Bushmiller (b. 1959) is a copy cataloger in the Collection Strategies and Services division of the University of Maryland Libraries. During the period represented in this collection, Bushmiller served in the United States Navy, stationed at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia. He was also a student at the University of Maryland, where he was a disc jockey at UMD’s student-run radio station, WMUC. He was later Music Director and, briefly, Program Director at WMUC.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into two series:
  1. Fliers and posters
  2. Ephemera

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of Paul M. Bushmiller, received October 2018.

Related Materials

The Sharon Cheslow Punk Flyers collection, 1979-1991, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland.

D.C. Punk and Indie Fanzine collection, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland.

John Davis collection on punk, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland.

Jason Farrell collection, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland.

Skip Groff papers, Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, University of Maryland.

Jeff Krulik papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

Title
Paul Bushmiller collection on punk, 1979-1992
Status
Completed
Author
Jada Twitty, Paul Bushmiller, and John Davis
Date
October 2018 and May 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States