Archival collection Jeff Gold Collection

Summary
Collection Number:
ARC-0037
Dates:
Inclusive, 1938-2010, undated
Size:
35.33 Linear feet (15 records cartons, 2 Hollinger boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 1 audiovisual box, 1 card box, 4 flat file drawers) 
Language(s):
Collection is primarily in English; materials in Japanese are indicated at the item level.
Citation:

[Identification of Item], Jeff Gold Collection, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Abstract:
Collector of rock and roll memorabilia and former record label executive. Contains a variety of materials that document numerous artists and people in the music industry from the late 1950s on.
Finding Aid Permalink:
http://catalog.rockhall.com/catalog/ARC-0037
Scope and Contents

The Jeff Gold Collection contains a variety of materials that document numerous artists and people in the music industry from the late 1950s through 2010, and includes some undated items. The collection is organized into six series by format, topic, or source; including artist files, subject files, posters, 16 Magazine, audiovisual materials, and items from the collections of Art Collins and Ralph Gleason. Please note that files may contain only one item about an artist or subject, such as a press release or photograph.

Biographical Note

Jeff Gold is a collector of rock and roll memorabilia who operates the Internet-based store Recordmecca. Rolling Stone magazine called him one of the top five collectors of music memorabilia in the world, and he acts as a consultant for various cultural institutions, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Experience Music Project.

Sources

"About Recordmecca." Recordmecca. Accessed July 28, 2011. 2011. http://www.recordmecca.com/content_page.aspx?id=2.

Acquisition

The Jeff Gold Collection was received by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Inc. as several gifts from Jeff Gold over the course of 2001-2010.

Accruals

Accruals are interfiled within the collection.

Separated Materials

Books, periodicals, commercial audiovisual materials, and vinyl records have been transferred to the library collection. Please search for the "Jeff Gold Collection" in the library catalog for a list of donated items. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, consult the Library and Archives staff to ensure these materials are available.

Some items are on exhibit. These items are noted at the file level. Consult the Library and Archives staff in advance of your visit for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by Anastasia Karel, Assistant Archivist. Completed on July 28, 2011. Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS and local processing manual.

Access

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. The condition of the audiovisual materials in this collection has not yet been determined for playback purposes. Some of the audiovisual materials in the collection are on defunct media formats and, therefore, are RESTRICTED. Access copies of these 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.

Use

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. For more information, please consult the staff of the Library and Archives.