Grateful Dead archives go to UC Santa Cruz

Announcement to come Thursday at the Fillmore

SAN FRANCISCO -- The surviving members of the Grateful Dead are turning over the rock band's archives to the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Dennis McNally, a spokesman for ex-Dead guitarist Bob Weir, says Weir and bassist Phil Lesh are going to announce a partnership with the university Thursday. The announcement will take place at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, where the Grateful Dead played many of its legendary shows.

McNally says the archive will hold the band's correspondence and other memorabilia, but not its recordings.

A spokesman for UC Santa Cruz would not comment on the details of the deal ahead of Thursday's planned announcement.