Processed by Rachel Somerville, Project Archivist. Completed October 18, 2010. Revised by William Jackson, Public Services Assistant. Completed October 10, 2013. Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS and local processing manual.
[Identification of item], Michael Ochs Collection, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Michael Ochs Collection spans the years 1948 to 1994, with the bulk of the material dating between 1975 and 1985. The documents pertain to Ochs’ career as a rock and roll photographer, his career as a publicist for Columbia Records, the courses he taught at UCLA, and his radio programs. Some prominent artists featured in the collection include Ella Fitzgerald, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, and Grace Slick. The collection provides rich documentation of both Ochs’ role in the rock and roll music industry and a history of the rock and roll genre itself. Ochs' research and interviews provide intricate details for those interested in the history of rock and roll music.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. owns right, title, and interest in the works of authorship embodied in the materials in this collection. The transfer of Donor's literary and other property rights does not include writings of other individuals and organizations contained in the gift. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library and Archives.
Collection is open for research. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgment of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights statement on the Researcher Registration form before using this collection. Either the condition of the audiovisual materials in this collection has not yet been determined for playback purposes or the audiovisual material is on defunct media and, therefore, is RESTRICTED. Access copies of the audiovisual materials may have to be created prior to use. Consult the Library and Archives staff in advance of your visit to ensure access to these materials is available.
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