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Library & Archives

Rock History at Your Fingertips

Library & Archives Collections

Explore the Most Comprehensive Repository of Rock & Roll History
The Library & Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to our collections to help you engage and teach with the materials, and to inspire you to tell the future stories of rock & roll.

Library

 

Explore the Rock Hall's extensive holdings:

  • Books
  • Magazines, fanzines, and newspapers
  • Commercial audio and video recordings, including over 100,000 pieces of vinyl
  • Audio and video box sets
  • Access to research databases

Ideal for: Fans, Teachers, Parents

 

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Archives

 

Explore the Rock Hall's unique archival collections:

  • Personal papers, photographs, and recordings of performers
  • Personal papers, writings, and research of scholars, journalists, and critics
  • Business records of record labels, executives, managers, management agencies, disc jockeys, and more
  • Original audio and video recordings
  • Institutional records of the museum

Ideal for: Scholars, Documentarians, Media, Teachers, History Day Students

 

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Local Music U Want

The Rock Hall documents Northeast Ohio rock music history through NEO Sound, with collections that focus on Northeast Ohio music, musicians, radio stations, record labels, recording studios, music venues, concert promoters, booking agencies and music publishers. To browse our NEO Sound collections, click below.

 

Ideal For: Local Teachers, Parents, Students, Scholars

Start Me up

Library & Archives staff has curated over 150 Research Guides on inductees, nominees, record labels, Rock Hall exhibits, and other focused subjects such as Riot Grrrl and Protest Music. These guides - created to serve as a starting point on your research journey - contain links to archival materials, books, commercial audiovisual materials, articles, videos, playlists, and more.

Ideal For: Teachers, Parents, Students

Donate

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame accepts donations to the Library and Archives collections. Tell us more about your potential collection donation in the form above! If you would like to make a monetary contribution to support the work of the Rock Hall, click below.

The Library and Archives as Part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Location & Hours

The Library & Archives is located approximately two miles southeast of the Museum at 2809 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The Library & Archives shares a building with the Gill & Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). The Library & Archives is open to visitors by advanced appointment only. Appointments are available 2-4 weeks out, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Location & Hours

The Library & Archives is located approximately two miles southeast of the Museum at 2809 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The Library & Archives shares a building with the Gill & Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). The Library & Archives is open to visitors by advanced appointment only. Appointments are available 2-4 weeks out, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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