January 28, 2022

Cornell University Library’s Hip Hop Collection to Go Digital

From the Cornell Daily Sun:

Anyone with access to the Internet will soon be able to view a collection of historical rap and hip hop documents — which includes 500 vinyl recordings and approximately 100,000 newspaper and magazine articles — by the end of 2015, according to Katherine Reagan, curator of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

The Cornell Hip Hop Collection plans to digitalize the hip hop history collection that Bill Adler — the founding publicity director of Def Jam Records — sold to the University in 2013.


“We are digitizing his news clippings, magazines, label press packets and other paper based historical documents on the history of hip hop,” Reagan said. “Due to the vast size of the collection, it will take a few years to complete the entire Adler archive. But the first segment should be up by the end of this year.”

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