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 to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2pm EST, 16 January 2017:
- CV or résumé
- One-page statement of your research plan as it relates to the holdings of the Library and Archives (see The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Catalog and Search the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives)
- Proposed dates of residence
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 450 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 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 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: Library of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.