Documenting Lou Reed’s life as a musician, composer, poet and tai chi student
A Lou Reed archive has been opened at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Featuring his papers, photographs, recordings and more, the collection documents Reed’s life as a musician, composer, poet, writer, photographer and tai chi student. It ranges from 1958 when he played in the Freeport High School band up until his final performance in 2013.
Visitors can also grab a special edition Lou Reed library card. For more information how to use the archive, go to NYPL's website.