The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives is the most comprehensive repository of materials relating to the history of rock and roll, housing vast collections of books, periodicals and commercial audio and video recordings, as well as hundreds of archival collections containing personal papers, business records, photographs, posters, audio and video materials.
Visiting researchers have access to never-before-seen materials, including the archival collections of some of popular music’s most significant figures, including Alan Freed, Clive Davis, Ahmet Ertegun, Milt Gabler, Mo Ostin, Joe Smith, Seymour Stein and Jerry Wexler.
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1.) Library and Archives exterior
2.) Library and Archives reading room
3.) Library and Archives reading wide - wide shot
Watch as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Donovan and Seymour Stein, as well as Lenny Kaye, Andrew W.K. and more discuss the improtance of a rock and roll library and archives.
On Friday, April 13, 2012, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan of the Small Faces/Faces and Ronnie Wood of the Faces -- all 2012 Hall of Fame inductees -- appeared at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives to reminisce about life as the Faces and sign copies of the Genesis Publications' book "Faces: 1969-75."
Rock History Comes Alive in Cleveland (Rolling Stone, March 15, 2012)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Opens Archive (The Wall Street Journal, 2012)
Rock Hall Opening Library and Archives Collection This Week (Billboard, January 17, 2012)