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Monday-Friday:  1pm - 5pm
aturday-Sunday:  CLOSED

Research and class visits available by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Contact us to schedule.

Special Hours for 2016:
November 24 - 25: Closed
December 23: Closed
December 26: Closed

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Search here for documents, images, and recordings from artists, executives, fans, and the Rock Hall itself. Browse here.


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Search here for books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs in the Rock Hall collections. This will take you to the
WorldCat online catalog and allow you to locate resources both in our library and libraries near you.

On Exhibit

Louder Than Words Rock Power Politics
Revolution Girl Style
Bikini Kill concert flyer

From the moment rock and roll hit the airwaves, it has played a crucial role in politics and social movements around the world. Now, two iconic museums, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and the Newseum in Washington, D.C. are partnering on a one-of-a-kind exhibit, Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics, to explore the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom.

As part of Louder Than Words, the Library and Archives offers a spotlight exhibit on the Riot Grrrl movement, entitled Revolution...Grrrl Style. The exhibit discusses the foremothers and influences of Riot Grrrl, the movement's embrace of DIY punk culture, social activism and third wave feminism, and its influences on later artists. The exhibit includes handbills, stickers, photographs and other promotional materials for artists like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Cold Cold Hearts, Excuse 17, Huggy Bear, Kim Gordon, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, Exene Cervenka, the Slits, the Plasmatics, Sleater-Kinney, Pussy Riot, and much more!

Offered in conjunction with the exhibit are an exhibit guide, listening stations, displays of commercial publications and recordings, and an online research guide.

*Image (left) from the Kill Rock Stars Collection.

Because we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak. – Riot Grrrl Manifesto

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