Ahearn Oral Histories

Investigator: Katherine Reagan, Rare and Manuscript Collections

Preservation Fund, 2017

This project will digitize at risk audio recordings in the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, specifically 38 oral history cassette tapes from the Charlie Ahearn Hip Hop Archive and 52 cassette tapes from the Kevin Powell Archive. The digitization and preservation of these fragile items will also allow for greater access to these unique oral history interviews with hip-hop MCs, DJs, and other artists and entertainers.