First index update of the new year rocks

Striving to better serve the information needs of music fans and connect with scholars, the library and archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of ArchiveGrid’s new contributors included in our most recent index update this week. With nearly 300 finding aids describing collections related to the history of rock and roll and its role in society now discoverable in ArchiveGrid, this move advances the hall of fame’s mission to raise the museum’s visibility and recognition as a learning institution and tell the story of rock and roll through exhibits and programs.

One such program related to American Archives Month last October showcased archival materials related to local music and musicians from Ohio, many of whom led rock music genres: Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, Devo, The Black Keys, and The Pretenders. Materials related to these musicians and more appear in ArchiveGrid, advancing our new year’s resolution we discussed this week to reach more types of researchers.

Our count of archival collection descriptions now nears 1.8 million.

We also welcome our other new contributors:

Bowdoin College – George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections and Archives

Illinois Wesleyan University – Ames Library

Bowling Green State University – Browne Popular Culture Library