Research Fellowships to the Rock Hall Library & Archives

Call for Proposals: Research Fellowships to the Rock Hall Library & Archives
The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University, working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, announces the availability of research fellowships to support use of the resources of the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives.

Fellowships will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip.  Applicants should send a one-page statement of research plans as they relate to the holdings of the Library and Archives (see, proposed dates of residence, and a CV or résumé to no later than 15 January 2016.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Library and Archives is the world’s most comprehensive repository of historical materials relating to rock and roll, its musical roots (e.g. blues, country, R&B, gospel) and related genres (e.g. soul, hip-hop). The library gives users access to thousands of non-circulating books, periodicals, and recordings. In the archives, researchers may work directly with hundreds of thousands of original photographs, posters, promotional materials, rare audio and video recordings, and personal and corporate papers. The more than 400 collections focus on such luminaries as Alan Freed, Del Shannon, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Art Garfunkel, Clive Davis, and Scotty Moore, plus Atlantic Records, Sire Records, FAME Studios, Bloodshot Records, Kill Rock Stars, and other music-related companies. The Library and Archives is also home to NEO Sound, a local music collecting initiative which includes over 50 years of Cleveland rock critic Jane Scott’s working notes, as well as personal collections from local producers, photographers, promoters, and musicians.

The Library and Archives is a 22,500-square-foot facility located in the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the Metro Campus of Cuyahoga Community College, at 2809 Woodland Avenue in downtown Cleveland.  More information about the Library and Archives and its holdings can be found at:

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