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CWRU - Comparative-Historical Sociology: Protest Music - Archival Materials

Protest Music

​Archival Materials

Archival materials are primary sources, meaning that they contain firsthand accounts of events and were created contemporaneous to those events or later recalled by eyewitnesses. Many of the materials in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Library & Archives are unique and can't be found anywhere else! Archival materials are available onsite only at the Library & Archives. Please make an appointment to come in to view them.

Ohio picture sleeve photo of Lloyd Price and band playing to wounded military mister rock and roll window card photo of migrant worker protest Woman is the nigger of the world picture sleeve

Images: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Collection; Lloyd Price Papers; Alan Freed Collection​; Sing Out! Records; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Collection.

Valery Saifudinov: "The Power of Music is Freedom"

Archival Collections

Tom Morello Says 100% of Music Is Political

Archival Items

Use the following search terms in the online catalog to find information about posters, documents and photographs available in the Library & Archives related to the following topics:

  • "Alice's Restaurant"
  • Amnesty International
  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Armed Forces Radio
  • Artists Against Apartheid
  • Band Aid
  • Concert for Bangladesh
  • Concert for New York City
  • Earth Day
  • Farm Aid
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Joan Baez
  • Lilith Fair
  • Live Aid
  • Marvin Gaye
  • No Nukes
  • Pete Seeger
  • Public Enemy
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Rock Against Racism
  • Rock the Vote
  • Toronto Peace Festival
  • USA for Africa
  • Vietnam
  • Woodstock
  • Woody Guthrie

American Musicological Society / Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Lecture by Mark Clague - Jimi Hendrix and “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Bono Tells Story of U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky"

Woodstock at 50 - Interviews & Exhibit

2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Performance of "Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)" by Joan Baez

Backstage at the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductions with Harry Belafonte

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