Incredible New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives Opens in Cleveland

by Chris Murray on May 10, 2012

During the same weekend as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the new state-of-the-art Library and Archives of the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened. What a treasure this new facility is! The new library and archives is an invaluable resource for researchers and scholars, as well as anyone interested in the history and development of Rock and Roll. Located at the Cuyahoga Community College, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has taken a giant leap forward with the opening of their library and archives. Congratulations to everyone at the RRHFM and the Foundation, for establishing such a significant venue for the serious study and preservation of the musical history of Rock and Roll and American music.

In honor of Donovan’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Govinda Gallery recently donated a copy of Donovan’s Sapphographs catalogue to the Library and Archives, originally published by The Cavan County Council Arts Office for Donovan’s exhibition at the Cavan County Museum in Ireland.

Library and Archives director Andy Leach gave me and Govinda artist Carlotta Hester a tour of the facility. Here are a few photos from that visit.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Library and Archives.

RRHFM Museum curatorial director Howard Kramer with the Peer Music publishing family and Govinda Gallery Director Chris Murray at the Library and Archives. Copyright ©Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved.

Library and Archives director Andy Leach showing the original architectural plans for Gold Star Studios where Phil Spector created the “Wall of Sound”. Copyright ©Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved.

Library and Archives director Andy Leach, Catalog and Metadata Librarian Amanda Raab and Chris Murray enjoying Alfred Wertheimer’s book Elvis at 21 in the library’s special collections. Copyright ©Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved.

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