Cornell's primary sources on Hip Hop

In order to make Hip Hop’s history widely and freely available to the public, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection began digitizing portions of its archives in 2012. See Cornell Hip Hop Collection's Digital Collections. Additional collections will be digitized in the future, as copyright, permissions, and resources permit.

The Hip Hop Users Guide provides helpful tips about starting and conducting research on Hip Hop culture and history and suggests both print and electronic resources.

Please contact us ( for inquiries about the Collection or to request a class presentation.