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Let There Be Rock: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives on the Case Catalog
Rolling Stones, Santana, Bob Seger, Boz Scaggs and more are now on the Case Catalog, as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum's Library & Archives becomes an affiliated library of CWRU.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives is the world's most comprehensive repository of written and audiovisual materials relating to the history of rock and roll. It is another element of building greater Cleveland as a center for the study of rock and roll music.
The Rock Hall's Library and Archives has partnered with Case Western Reserve University to become one of CWRU's Affiliated Libraries. This arrangement allows the Rock Hall's Library and Archives to share CWRU's online catalog for the cataloging and searchability of its materials. Additionally, this allows the Rock Hall's Library and Archives to be a member of the library consortium OhioLINK, making the Rock Hall's holdings visible to a wider audience and providing its on-site researchers access to numerous OhioLINK electronic resources. The Rock Hall joins an esteemed group of cultural institutions that are already among CWRU's Affiliated Libraries, including the libraries of The Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Siegal College of Judaic Studies.
Visit A New Library
Case faculty, staff & students are welcome to visit and use the main reading room and are encouraged to have the Rock and Roll Hall library staff scan their Case photo ID cards into the system. Since Researcher Cards are required when archival or audio-visual materials are requested, this will expedite access so you can experience a wealth of primary research materials: the industry, people, posters, promotional materials, interviews, personal papers of founders of record companies, handwritten lyrics & sheet music, and much more.
You could travel back in time with archival collections like the photos of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, or the 1991 Blossom Lollapalooza Festival. Director of Library and Archives Andy Leach says one of his favorite things are the Scotty Moore Papers, personal files from Elvis' first lead guitar man in the early '50s and a critical person in the beginnings of rockabilly. Click that link for Moore and you'll find The Sun Sessions CD, A Tribute to the King by Scotty Moore & Friends: live at Abbey Road Studios (video recording), and other items on the Rock Hall Catalog. Left-side facets (Events, Genre) help you discover music in a new way.
Learn more before you go—the main site has Quick Links for Catalog, Location & Parking, Staff. Tabs along the top of the page have important details about visiting and accessing this significant collection, and finding out more about this latest addition to Case and to Cleveland.
Posted by Karen Oye on April 26, 2012 10:25 PM