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Hip Hop Collection/Flyers

Investigator: 
Steve Pond, Music
Collaborators: 
Collaborator: Katherine Reagan, Cornell University Library
Collection Type: 
Arts & Sciences
Year: 
2012

Hip hop party and event flyers contain the raw data of hip hop, from the days when hip hop was a performance based, localized culture from the streets of New York City. Digitization of additional flyers will build upon the online collection of Breakbeat Lenny, digitized in 2011 and we will seek to add crowdsourcing and mapping capabilities to enable students and others to better manipulate data and add to our knowledge. Online access to the founding artifacts of hip hop culture is a topic of keen interest to multiple constituencies around the globe, both academic and community based.