Archive for September, 2012

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s

Library and Archives celebrates American Archives Month

with an event highlighting Ohio music collections

Local archivists, librarians, and musicians will celebrate the voices of Ohio

with readings and performances from archival music materials

CLEVELAND (September 25, 2012) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives will host The Peoples of Ohio: Musicians and Music from Polonaise to Polka and Punk on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre of the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).

Local singer-songwriters, including Chris Allen, Justin Gorski (a.k.a. DJ Kishka), and Roger Hoover, will perform from handwritten song lyrics housed in the Rock Hall’s archival collections, along with their own original songs that they have donated to the Library and Archives. In addition, special guest John Soeder will read from the writings of Jane Scott in the Rock Hall’s newly acquired Jane Scott Papers.

The event is FREE and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  Tickets will become available on Wednesday, September 26, at 10 a.m. EST.  To RSVP, visit https://tickets.rockhall.com.

The Peoples of Ohio event will showcase materials housed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives and additional local archives and libraries that relate to Ohio music and musicians. The event is a part of American Archives Month (http://www2.archivists.org/initiatives/american-archives-month), when archives across the country will raise awareness about the value of archives and the work of archivists. Additionally, the event will spotlight the Rock Hall’s new Northeast Ohio Popular Music Archives (NEOPMA) initiative, which collects and preserves materials relating to local and regional music history. Professionals from local archives (including those at the Rock Hall, Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland State University, the Sandusky Library, the Ohioana Library Association, and the Cleveland City Council) will perform readings from music-related materials in their respective institutional and personal collections.  The event will support the Rock Hall’s NEOPMA initiative and celebrate Northeast Ohio’s vibrant music community.

How to get to the Rock Hall’s Library and Archives:

The Library and Archives is at 2809 Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility is at the corner of Woodland Avenue and East 30th Street, in a shared building with the Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). This is approximately two miles southeast of the Museum. Metered parking spaces are available on the street in front of the building or around the block. From there, walk in the building’s main entrance, enter the lobby, and the entrance to the Library and Archives will be immediately on the right. There is also a Visitor Parking area in Lot 6 of the parking garage. These spaces should be paid for at meter stations located nearby. From the garage, enter the building’s back entrance, take the elevator on the left to the first floor, enter the lobby, and look for the entrance to the Library and Archives on the left.  For a map of the Tri-C Metro Campus, visit http://www.tri-c.edu/campuses/metro/Documents/MetroMap2010.pdf.

For more information on this and other public programs at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, visit rockhall.com/events.

About the Library and Archives

The Rock Hall’s Library and Archives is the most comprehensive repository of materials relating to the history of rock and roll.  Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to these resources for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public in order to broaden awareness and understanding of rock and roll, its roots, and its impact on society.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its national educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  On Wednesdays the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (60+), $13 for children (9-12) and children under 8 and Museum members are free. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK.


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Fall 2012 Meeting

Cleveland Archival Roundtable Meeting

Wednesday November 7, 2012

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Hatch Reading Room

Kelvin Smith Library


10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland  OH  44106

Please join the Cleveland Archival Roundtable on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 for an evening with the Scholarly Resources and Special Collections Team [SRSC] at the Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University. SRSC is a newly formed team within the library combining the CWRU Archives, Special Collections and Preservation offices into a single administrative unit. CAR members and guests are invited to enjoy good company, good food and a very interesting talk given by SRSC team leader, Chatham Ewing. Chatham began work in the Kelvin Smith Library this August and will address the formation of SRSC and what that means going forward.  In addition, Chatham will give a guided tour of our Jan Sabota exhibit featuring the art bindings of Jan on loan from major collectors in the area.  Visitors are welcome to view an exhibit of  Cleveland Play House Archive material currently on display in the KSL Gallery.

Navigating within Kelvin Smith Library can be done with the library maps: we will be meeting in the Hatch Reading Room and eating in the Dampeer Room, both of which can be found on the 2nd floor tab : http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/facilities/maps/secondlevel/

Find the Kelvin Smith Library on our Interactive Campus map – select KSL from the list and the map will display KSL and surroundings : http://www.case.edu/maps/

Parking:  Garage Parking is $3.00 per hour in the lot under the Kelvin Smith Library, sorry we cannot validate for this.  Enter the lot from East Blvd. and follow the signs to enter the library from the garage. Parking is also available in the Cleveland Museum of Art garage off Jeptha Drive if you don’t mind the walk across to Kelvin Smith.  Cost for CMA garage parking is $5.00

 On street metered parking is free after 6pm but is limited.  To arrive on time for the meeting you
may want to pay the metered fee ($50 cents/15 minutes) for a fraction of an hour before 6.

Please RSVP to Leslie Cade at lcade@clevelandart.org or 216-707-2492

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Received from the SAA Issues and Advocacy Roundtable:

As you may have heard, the Georgia State Archives is in danger of being closed due to budget issues in Georgia.  Currently, the Archives is open only two days per week; however, the new budget will close the building to the public entirely and result in major staff layoffs. The closure is slated to take effect on November 1, 2012. Read the Press Release issued by Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp for further details.

Regional archival associations and individuals are being asked to draft letters in opposition to the budget cuts to the Georgia State Archives.

The deadline to submit letters is this Tuesday, September 18. The Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives will present copies of these letters to the Georgia Governor at the annual Georgia Archives Month proclamation signing, scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at 11 am at the Governor’s Office in the GeorgiaCapitolBuilding.

For key messages and contact info for the governor, see the “Action Alert.“ Please e-mail a copy of your letters to Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives Co-Chair Kaye Minchew: kaye@trouparchives.org. Ask your family, friends, co-workers, affiliated organizations, etc., to also send a letter.

You can also:

·       Sign the petition in support of the Georgia Archives

·      Like’ the Georgians Against Closing State Archives page on Facebook

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The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board Achievement Award recognizes significant accomplishments in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by an Ohio archival institution.

All Ohio institutions responsible for archival records that provide public access to at least a portion of their collections are eligible.

Eligible accomplishments include recent special projects or on-going programs that:

– build significant collections

– implement successful preservation strategies

– enhance access to archives

– develop effective digitization programs

Preference will be given to projects or programs that can be adapted for use by other institutions.

Because the award recognizes institutional achievements, individuals are not eligible. Departments employing members of OHRAB are not eligible, but other departments in their institutions are eligible.

Nominating letters should be no longer than two pages, 12-pt, single spaced, describing the institution’s program/project along with its goals, accomplishments, and significance. Each must include the nominee’s institutional name along with a contact person’s name, mailing address, phone, email address.

Send nominations via email or U.S. mail to:

Galen Wilson

Senior Records Analyst, Great Lakes Region National Archives and Records Administration

3150 Springboro Road

Dayton, OH 45439

Nominations must be received by October 1, 2012.

Self-nominations are encouraged. Winner(s) will be announced by OHRAB at its October 26 meeting.

Winners of the 2011 Award were Licking County Records & Archives Department and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Download the flyer and see more info on last year’s awardees:


Questions? Contact Galen Wilson at galen.wilson@nara.gov or 937-425-0613.

The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board is the central body for historical records planning in the state. Board members represent Ohio’s public and private archives, records offices, and research institutions. http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/ohrab

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The Western Reserve Historical Society has a full time position opening for a Director of the Research Library.  For a full job description, please visit: http://www.wrhs.org/about/Employment.

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