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The Clams collection

Identifier: PA115e

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the collection contains publicity papers, newspaper clippings, video recordings, and audio recordings. The collection also contains photographs, flyers, and set lists.


  • 1985 - 1989

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law

Biographical Note

The band The Clams was an indie rock band based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area during the 1980s. The group was led by Cindy Lawson, with her bandmates Patty Jensen, Roxie Terry, and Karen Cusack.


0.5 Linear Feet


Collection contains audio recordings, visual recordings, photographs, publicity papers, newspaper clippings, and letters documenting the work of the band The Clams.


This collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archive by Cindy Lawson in 2019.

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Physical Description


Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Jenna Leseman in 2019.

The Clams collection
Kathryn Hujda
February 2019
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Collecting Area Details

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