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Finding Aid for the USA for Africa Records, 1986-1989
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Description
USA for Africa was part of a plan to distribute the proceeds of a musical recording to benefit famine victims in Africa and projects in the U.S. The collection consists of office files and videotapes related to the activities of USA for Africa.
Background
USA for Africa, incorporated under the leadership of Ken Kragen on January 10, 1985, was part of a plan to distribute the proceeds of a musical recording to benefit famine victims in Africa; forty-five musicians recorded the single titled, “We are the world,” on January 28, 1985, which became the quickest selling record in music history; over $53.1 million was distributed or allocated to projects in Africa and the U.S.
Extent
213 boxes (106.5 linear ft.) 2 cartons (2 linear ft.) 4 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.