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Punk Rock: Home

The materials in this guide are only a sampling of what is in our collections related to punk rock. Search the catalog for a complete list of sources on punk and punk performers.

Search for Archival Materials

Search through the Rock Hall's archival collections here, including photographs, manuscripts, business records, posters, handbills, recordings, and much more from performers, bands, record label executives, recording studios, and the fans themselves!

If you're onsite at the Museum or Library & Archives, please use this link to get to the online catalog.

Punk Rock Inductees

These links take you to the artist biography pages on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Website.


These are subscription databases available only within the Library + Archives.


The Library and Archives can help you learn more about these artists via our audio collection.  Some suggestions, below.

YouTube Videos

Roots of Punk BBC Documentary from the early years of PUNK in the UK



These are just a few of the DVDs available for viewing at the Library and Archives.

Archival Collections

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Archival collections are described in Finding Aids that provide you with historical and organizational information on a collection, subject headings that tie it to other library and archival materials, and an inventory to help you pinpoint what you need. The detail of inventories vary. Search the full text of finding aids for these collections and more via the catalog.

Rock Hall Video

Shirley Manson inducts Blondie at the 2006 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


The Edge inducts the Clash at the 2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presents All Access: The Story of Rock - Johnny Ramone


Lou Reed and Metallica perform "Sweet Jane" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary shows, 2009


Jann Wenner inducts the Sex Pistols at the 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Patti Smith accepts award at 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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