Just Putting it Out There…….Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library + Archives

Have I tooold ya lately, how much I LOVE…….CLEVELAND! 🙂

So while waiting  at Tri-C Metro Campus (that’s the nickname for the Cuyahoga Community College) to pick up my children from the FREE NASA camp they were attending.

I decided to kill some time by checking out the new Creative Arts Building….being an artist an all, I was curious!  Besides that, I am always looking for inspiration!

I happened to start in the ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM LIBRARY + ARCHIVES which is housed in this new building.  Needless to say, I still have the rest of the building to explore because I spent all of my time in this library, which is “fantabulous” (which isn’t a word, but should be).   It is a non-circulating library, and I understand why.

The Rock Hall’s archival collections currently lies in hundreds of boxes of music business records from record executives, artist managers, labels, historic venues, recording studios, specialists in stage design and lighting, and long-running concert tours. The collections also contain important individual items, such as personal letters penned by Aretha Franklin and Madonna; handwritten working lyrics by Jimi Hendrix and LL Cool J; and rare concert recordings from CBGB in the 1970s.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has opened its Library and Archives to the public, granting scholars and fans alike access to this priceless collection of history and memorabilia.  Can you imagine reading the original handwritten lyrics to Jimi Hendrix’s  “Drifting”!!!! Well you can!

Entry into the library is free, and the library card is free!  To access archival memorabilia you have to submit a special request and they have very very strict rules that must be followed while viewing or handling the archives.

Address: 2809 Woodland Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone:(216) 515-1956
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed

The library has a wealth of research information that you can access. I even came across a great resource which gives me access to music festivals that are happening around the world!!!

So my fellow bloggers, as I continue to expand my blog,  I may be able to provide accurate and current information on FREE or LOW COST going-ons in your neck of the woods.

So keep in touch, or follow this blog, or check back as often as you like.

Happy Frrreeeee  Hunting!


Pssst!  Just a little background information on TRI-C……

“Cuyahoga Community College (also known as Tri-C) is a community college in Cuyahoga County, OhioUnited States. Founded in 1962, Cuyahoga Community College is the oldest, and largest community college in Ohio with a Fall 2009 enrollment of 31,024.  In August 2010, the college reported a second year of record enrollment. Some notable graduates from Tri-C: 

  • K. Michael Benz, President, United Way Services of Greater Cleveland
  • Wayne Dawson, Reporter/Anchor for WJW-TV/WJW-HD. A graduate of the CCC Journalism Program.
  • Frank G. Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland, 2005–present
  • Joseph Koskovics, 2003, 2006 Emmy nominated television producer, and Regional VP-Lower Great Lakes Chapter, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Dominique Moceanu, 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Jeff Shaw, 1986 Major League Baseball player
  • Dorothy Salem, Ohio Professor of the Year, 2005
  • Judge Peter M. Sikora, Juvenile Division of the Cuyahoga County Courts.
  • Ben WallaceDetroit PistonsNBA
  • Halle Berry, actress”
  • and Pearl Poteate, my  great-aunt who received her Associates Degree at 70 years old

(Information in “, found on Wikipedia)



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