On Thursday, November 7, the Rock Hall's Library & Archives will host a free event to celebrate its current project to process over 500 previously unavailable archival collections and make them available to the public. The National Archives grants program, carried out through the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), awarded a major grant to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to fund the accessibility of these historically important music resources. Included in the grant project are a number of collections related to NEO Sound, the Rock Hall’s local music preservation initiative.
This event will include a panel discussion of NEO Sound donors whose collections have been made available through the project. Panelists will include longtime musicians Chris Butler (Waitresses, Tin Huey, 15-60-75) and Marky Ray (terrible parade, Death on a Stick, Death of Samantha, Jim Rose Circus, New Salem Witch Hunters), and photographer Dave Treat, who took some of the earliest images of the legendary Cleveland band the Dead Boys. The evening will conclude with a reception in the Library & Archives reading room, where attendees can view a new archival exhibit called “Local Music U Want: Northeast Ohio Punk and New Wave,” showcasing materials donated by the panelists and made available through the NHPRC grant.
The Rock Hall’s Library & Archives is located at 2809 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th Street, in a shared building with the Gill and Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Tri-C. This is approximately two miles southeast of the Museum.
Free parking will be available in Lots 5 and 6 of the parking garage. Metered parking spaces are also available on the street in front of the building or around the block. Signage will be posted directing visitors to the event.