Hip Hop Collection


Steve Pond, Music


Katherine Reagan, Cornell University Library; Bonna Boettcher, Cornell University Library

Collection Type: 

Arts & Sciences



Cornell Hip Hop Collection

Founded in 2007, Cornell’s hip hop collection is the largest archive on early hip hop culture in the United States. Faculty from the Departments/Programs of History, English, Africana Studies and Music have all incorporated elements of the archive into their research or teaching. This initial project will digitize flyers and preserve original recordings to set the stage for a future larger national grant with other partners aimed and enhancing access to and preserving the early history of hip hop culture.