The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has opened its Library and Archives to the public, granting scholars and fans alike access to over 200 archival collections, including the personal papers of performers, radio disc jockeys, photographers, journalists, critics, historians, poster artists, collectors, fans, and fan clubs. The strength of the Rock Hall’s archival collections currently lies in hundreds of boxes of music business records from record executives, artist managers, labels, historic venues, recording studios, specialists in stage design and lighting, and long-running concert tours. The collections also contain important individual items, such as personal letters penned by Aretha Franklin and Madonna; handwritten working lyrics by Jimi Hendrix and LL Cool J; and rare concert recordings from CBGB in the 1970s. The Library and Archives also houses a growing library collection that includes thousands of books, sound recordings, and video recordings. The state-of-the-art facility is housed in a new four-story, $12 million building located on the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, approximately two miles from the Museum.
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