Center for Popular Music Studies, Case Western Reserve University with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
Deadline: January 26, 2015
The Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University, working with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, announces the availability of research fellowships to support use of the resources of the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives.
Fellowships will be in the amount of $2,000 to support a one-week research trip. Applicants should send a CV or résumé, a one-page statement of research plans as they relate to the holdings of the Library and Archives (see catalog.rockhall.com), and proposed dates of residence to < popmusic at case.edu >. Review of applications will begin January 26, 2015.
The Library and Archives is the world’s most comprehensive repository of 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 casual users access to over 16,000 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. Many of the collection materials are unique to the Library and Archives and much more is available at only one or two other repositories in the country, or, in some cases, the world. The more than 400 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, as well as a materials relevant to a local music collecting initiative, the Northeast Ohio Popular Music Archives, which includes over 50 years of the late Cleveland rock critic Jane Scott’s working notes, as well as personal collections from local producers, photographers, promoters, and musicians.
The Library and Archives is a 22,500-square-foot facility located on the campus of Cuyahoga Community College, at 2809 Woodland Avenue in downtown Cleveland. More information about the Library and Archives and its holdings can be found at: library.rockhall.com/
Any questions about the program can be sent to < popmusic at case.edu >.