Archival collections range in size from a single document to hundreds of boxes of materials or digital items, including photographs, manuscripts, business records, posters, handbills, recordings and much more, from performers, bands, record label executives, recording studios, and the fans themselves.
See images of some of the types of materials you can hope to find above. Our archival collections are described in guides called finding aids. The lists included in this guide include basic overviews to our processed archival collections. To view the more detailed finding aids for these collections, please use the links in each title under the different tabs above, which will either take you to a searchable PDF for the finding aid or to our online catalog, where you can perform additional searches. If you are onsite at the Museum, or the Library & Archives, please use this link to get to the online catalog.
For more information on how to get started with archival research, other repositories collecting popular music history, or digital resources available for teaching, see our Popular Music Research guide. Other questions? Please contact us.
Thanks to the following funders for their support of processing the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's archival collections:
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