Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts 09:00AM - 05:00PM

MSPAL remembers David Bowie with select rare items from the Hugo Keesing Collection on Popular Music.

Music legend,producer, painter, and actor David Bowie passed away on January 10th, 2016, and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library pays tribute to his legacy with a display of several rare archival items that document Bowie's career. Drawn from the Keesing Collection on Popular Music and Culture held in Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA) at MSPAL, these items include biographical material, interpretation of Bowie's music and lyrics, and interviews with the musician preserved on a picture disc.To view these SCPA materials or other items related to David Bowie's life and career, visit the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library or contact SCPA


Our circulating collections include LPs and CDs released by Bowie throughout his long and prolific career. Stop by and check one out today.


Display case containing the David Bowie picture disc "Let's Talk", Vivian Claire's book "David Bowie! The King of Glitter Rock", and  Mick Rock's book "Ziggy Stardust: Bowie, 1972/1973"

Archival David Bowie materials currently on display in the main reading room of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library.


On display from top left: Vivian Claire's David Bowie! King of Glitter Rock (New York: Flash Books, 1977, call number MKEESING B36.013); Let's Talk limited edition picture disc (see Keesing Collection finding aid for details); and Mick Rock's Ziggy Stardust: Bowie 1972/1973 (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984, call number MKEESING B36.017).