The Cornell Hip Hop Party and Event Flyers collection

ArtstorArtstor is a collection of over 1.8 million high quality images available to University of Auckland students and staff. It brings together images from international museums, photo archives and libraries including the Courtauld Gallery, Conde Nast, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Shared collections, which can be browsed on Artstor’s Shared Shelf Commons, include Cornell University’s ‘Hip Hop Party and Event Flyers’. This collection, the largest known institutional collection of its kind, contains material produced during the mid-1970s to mid-1980s. Currently, almost 500 flyers have been digitised by Cornell University Library and are viewable on Artstor. Examples include details of early Hip Hop groups, venues, and dress codes and feature handmade graphics and designs.

This collection is one facet of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC), the core of which was established in 1999 by curator Johan Kugelberg. The collection was then donated to Cornell University Library in 2007 with the goal of preserving material relating to the emergence of Hip Hop in New York.

S. Foote, Fine Arts Library