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The history of music lives on through the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame archives

The library is open Monday through Wednesday by appointment.

CLEVELAND — The history of rock and roll lives in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame library and archives. 

Everything from setlists to original lyrics and even posters that hung on walls during concerts.

“Anyone who wants to come in and do research or just learn more about music -or listen to music here, watch videos can do that, you just have to make an appointment,” senior director of the museum, Andy Leach said.

The museum also digitizes the archives to allow them to be viewed in their online catalog.

“When [the archives] are digitized they become more accessible to more people,” Justin Seidler, an image archivist, said.

The archive library also helps work with inductees to design their induction displays.

Cleveland is currently gearing up for the spotlight, getting ready to welcome artists for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday; Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Lionel Richie will take the stage at the ceremony.

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The archives and library have items from artists, managers, concert venues, and media, among many other sources.

Library material is available 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, but you do need to schedule an appointment online at least two weeks in advance.

The Rock Hall library and archives are located on the campus of Cuyahoga County Community College.

Click here for more information on the rock hall library and archives.