Library & Archives

CPMS Research Fellowships

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

Fellowships will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip.  Applicants should send the following as a single PDF file to by 2pm EST, 15 January 2018:

If you need assistance searching the online catalogs, please contact Successful proposals will be those that make clear why the Library & Archives’ holdings are essential to the work/research described.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Library & 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. Over 480 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 & 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 & Archives is a 22,500-square-foot facility located in the Gill & 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 & Archives and its holdings can be found at:

Please email Daniel Goldmark at if you have any questions.

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