Salvatore Mercuri is a collector of materials related to the Velvet Underground. The Salvatore Mercuri Velvet Underground collection contains audio and video recordings, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, and publications related to the music and history of the band and its members.
The Salvatore Mercuri Velvet Underground collection dates from the 1960s to 2017, and contains items collected by Mercuri that are related to the music and history of the Velvet Underground and its band members. Most of the collection is devoted to the Velvet Underground and Lou Reed's solo career after he left the band, but there are also materials from the post-Velvet Underground careers of John Cale, Moe Tucker, Sterling Morrison, Doug Yule, and Nico. The collection holds audio and video recordings; correspondence; memorabilia; photographs; publications; and recording projects files.