Lou Reed music Archive opens at The New York Public Library



With unreleased recordings, films and archival photography from the Velvet Underground frontman.

A Lou Reed Archive has opened at The New York Public Library, in its Performing Arts department.

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The archive is divided into 8 series, or sections: Recordings, Office Files, Tours & Performances, Photographs, Writing, Art & Design, Press, and Personal Collection

It features approximately 3,600 audio recordings and 1,300 video recordings including unreleased material, 300 linear feet of paper records, electronic records, artwork, press clippings and photographs.

A limited edition Lou Reed library card is also available via NYPL, to commemorate the archive’s opening.

Head here for more info and visiting hours.