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    April 11, 2014
    The Louis Salter Collection
    READ | Carnegie Hall's Rose Museum and Archives Director Gino Francesconi tells the story about finding The Louis Salter Collection—a 54-page autograph book that dates from 1916 to 1937—and its restoration.
    March 20, 2014
    Unexpected Thelonious Monk
    READ | With an exciting tribute performance–The Music of Paul Simon, presented by Michael Dorf–coming up on March 31 in Stern Auditorium, we want to share the story of another remarkable tribute performance; one that was even more exciting than the audience expected. Read the story of a 1974 Thelonious Monk tribute performance that one critic calls "one of the great moments of American music in my lifetime."
    February 7, 2014
    #BeatlesMystery
    As we approach the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Carnegie Hall debut, we are enlisting Beatles fans from all over the world to assist Carnegie Hall’s Archives and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in identifying the mystery lady documenting the legendary performance.

    Read some of the responses we have received from the search so far.
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    Digital Archives Project
    Carnegie Hall’s Archives has embarked upon a multi-year initiative that will preserve and digitize most of the Hall’s historic collections.
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