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New Archive Catalog!

We have a new catalog system, welcome to ArchivEra!

The CPM has adopted a new cataloging system that we know you will find helpful and easy to navigate. It is quite an improvement upon our previous system (InMagic) and allows for enhanced searching and more accurate results.

We are excited about this new endeavor and our ability to provide you with greater access to our resources. At the moment we are working to update our records for you, so we appreciate you being patient with us and the new system, as we get everything worked out.

If you have any questions or experience any issues with the new system please contact Center staff email us, or call (615) 898-2449, and we’ll be happy to help!

Here's what the new catalog looks like:

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Lydia Lunch

2022 Recipient of the CPM Fellows Award

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We are proud to announce that this year's recipient of the CPM Fellows Award is the legendary and iconic performing artist Lydia Lunch. The CPM Fellows Award is our most distinguished and prestigious award. Ms. Lunch will be awarded as the next Fellow of the Center for Popular Music on September 19-20th 2022

The Center is one of the nation's oldest and largest research archives devoted to preserving and studying the full scope of American popular music. The CPM Fellows program, established in 2013, recognizes individuals of iconic status, whose artistic and cultural achievements have reached the apex of popular music. This rare honor is now awarded for only the third time, with previous CPM Fellows being Barry Gibb and Lamont Dozier.

We feel this recognition is richly deserved considering the vast catalogue of work Ms. Lunch has created and her extensive influence on the music and art world. As such, we are extremely honored to present her with this award.

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Stephen T. Gudis Collection Now Open!

Laminate pass for Steve Gudis Aerosmith Tour 1977
The Center for Popular Music is excited to announce the Stephen T. Gudis Collection is now open for research!
Stephen Gudis, a "Nashville production legend", collected these items relating to bands and events he worked with throughout his life and work. The collection includes manuscript materials, contracts, tour planning documents and information, photographs, press kits, posters, clippings, scrapbooks, tour passes, stickers, buttons, business cards - all relating to events he was involved in including KISS, Aerosmith, Charlie Daniels Band, The Doobie Brohers and many others. Some items are autographed with notes to Gudis praising his work and personality.
Learn more about the collection here: Stephen T Gudis Collection Finding Aid

Center Collections Search Instructions

A quick five minute video explaining how to search our collections and access our materials. For questions or assistance searching please contact stephanie.bandel-koroll@mtsu.edu.

MTSU Box 41
1301 E. Main Street
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Room 140
Bragg Media & Entertainment Bldg.


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My Homeland Tennessee
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