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Volume 1 Number 1
  • ISSN: 2632-6825
  • E-ISSN: 2632-6833


Those seeking to study and understand hip hop’s history can familiarize themselves with the growing number and variety of archival efforts focused on the documentation of hip hop culture and its multiple forms of expression. This article summarizes the history, mission and scope of one of those efforts, the hip hop archives at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and places it in the context of other archival projects centred around hip hop.

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