Local Music Collection

​​​​​local music collage.jpgWe are working to build a collection of local music and related materials in the Forest Parke Library & Archives (Local History) at CADL, and you can help!

Contribute Your Materials

We're searching for materials like:

  •  Audio recordings (in any format)
  •  Video recordings of music performances and interviews
  •  Music-related zines and other publications
  •  Photographs and negatives
  •  Event flyers and posters
  •  Physical ephemera and small merch such as tickets, setlists, buttons, stickers, etc.
  •  Business records of studios, festivals, venues, record stores, and radio stations
  •  Personal records of musicians, composers, and others in the industry

If you have physical materials, please get in touch about how to make a donation. Call us at 517-367-6313, or email localhistory@cadl.org. You can also stop in during Local History open hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We also accept digital files. Submit photographs, documents, and video/audio recordings online here.

Occasionally, Local History has a small amount of funds to purchase music directly from artists, record labels, and other creators. Please note that because of rights issues, we are not able to purchase personal collections of local music except in rare circumstances.

In the News

WKAR wrote a story about our music project (June 4, 2024).

Find us on Social Media

Forest Parke Library & Archives is on Facebook (@CADL Local History), Twitter (@CADL_LocalHist), and Instagram (@cadl.localhistory). We also have a Local History video playlist on the CADL YouTube channel. Follow us!

Contact Us

For local history inquiries contact the Forest Parke Library & Archives at:

517-367-6313 or localhistory@cadl.org