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Hip Hop Users Guide: History

Useful Tips

Tip 1: If the catalog record of a book has a "Preview this item" button, click on it to preview the book.

Tip 2: •Once you have located a book on your topic click on the subject headings of the catalog record. This can lead you to additional books on the same topic.

Tip 3: Look to see if the catalog record has a summary or table of contents of the book and is aavailable in other editions.

Tip 4: If a record says networked resource it is usually available online.

Tip 5: When doing keyword searching try combining keywords/phrases. Be aware of the differences between board and narrower search:
hip hop and history vs hip hop and origins

Selected Books

Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection, Circa 1975-1985.

Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection, Circa 1975-1985.

Contains nearly 1,000 recordings (primarly LP records), the photographic archive of Bronx photographer Joe Conzo, Jr., textile art, books and magazines, and more than 500 original party and club flyers designed by Buddy Esquire and others. The collection documents the origins of hip-hop as music, culture and community in the Bronx, NY, and its influence on the history of music, art, performance, and activism in America during the final third of the 20th century and beyond.-- Finding Aid

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