New York Public Library’s Lou Reed Archive

Before NYC rock icon Lou Reed passed away in 2013, he did not give instructions on how to handle the large collection of recordings, photographs, notes and other artifacts from his prolific career. His wife, Laurie Anderson, decided to donate the collection to an institution that would display it for the public—and to “present raw material and let people make up their own minds.” Two years after the New York Public Library acquired the archive, it’s going to be available to view in the performance arts branch at the Lincoln Center location. And 6,000 limited edition Lou Reed library cards will be available, too. Read more at the New York Times.