Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Catalogs and Finding Aids
Finding aids for archival collections are accessible online.
Library staff have compiled lists of helpful resources for a variety of topics (e.g. U2, Sun Records, Rolling Stones)
An archival collection that focus on popular music, musicians, radio stations, record labels, recording studios, music venues, concert promoters, booking agencies, and music publishers in Northeast Ohio.
The Library and Archives is open to any interested researcher with a Rock Hall researcher card. Cards are free with a valid photo ID. Requests for use of materials in the Archives Reading Room must be made in advance by contacting the Library and Archives at email@example.com.
More information at http://library.rockhall.com/access
About the Rock and Roll Hall Library and Archives
The Library and Archives houses library materials on rock and roll and related music genres, such as:
- Books (including histories, biographies, scholarly studies and anthologies of essays), academic dissertations, and reference sources (such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, discographies, and directories).
- Periodicals (both past and current, including scholarly journals, popular magazines, and trade publications).
- Commercial audio recordings (including recordings representing the work of significant rock and roll performers and composers, as well as important recordings covering related music genres, such as blues, gospel, country, R&B, soul, and hip hop).
- Commercial video recordings (including documentaries, concert films, and feature films).
- Research databases (accessible within the Library and Archives facility), including RILM Abstracts of Music Literature,International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text, Music Index, Rock's Backpages, and Oxford Music Online).
The Library and Archives also holds numerous archival collections containing a wide variety of primary source materials, not only paper documents—such as correspondence, manuscripts, transcripts, ephemera, and posters—but also photographic material, sound recordings, films, videotapes, and electronic records. For more information, go to http://library.rockhall.com/home/resources