Friday, May 11, 2012

NOLA Hiphop Archive media launch @Holl_x
The NOLA Hiphop Archive is an open-source digital archive of New Orleans hiphop music and oral history that will eventually have a physical archival space for in-person community access as well. We are in the collection stages for the archive now, comprised of an IRB-supported series of interviews with hiphop pioneers in the city. We will also be collecting hard-copy ephemera (flyers, memorabilia, and of course, CDs/singles/DVDs, etc), so please contact Holly off-list if you have things you'd like to donate.

This is a huge undertaking, so please bear with us as things progress. Ideally, we plan to continue to collect material throughout 2012 and be open for community access in 2013.

The archive is generously supported by the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, which will also be our eventual physical location.