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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Opens Archives to the Public

Collection includes letters by Madonna and rare Rolling Stones concert footage

January 18, 2012 8:40 AM ET

Cyndi Lauper watches a video about Wanda Jackson during the Women Who Rock exhibit opening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio has opened its library and archives to the public, granting scholars and fans alike access to items including personal letters penned by Madonna and Aretha Franklin and rare concert footage of the Rolling Stones on tour in the early Eighties.

The museum's collection, which includes over 3,500 books, 1,400 audio recordings and 270 videos, is housed in a new four-story, $12 million building located on the Cuyahoga Community College campus in Cleveland, not far from the Rock Hall. The building was funded by the college, and the institution will shares its archives with the college's Center for Creative Arts.

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