Charlie Ahearn Hip-hop Archive,1977-2012.

Collection Number: 8078

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Charlie Ahearn hip-hop archive, 1977-2012.
Collection Number:
8078
Creator:
Ahearn, Charlie.
Quantity:
10 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Audio recordings, manuscripts, photographs, publications, video
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection includes film production records, flyers, posters, original art, videos, audio, oral histories, photographs, slides, and vinyl recordings documenting early hip hop culture and the film "Wild Style."
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charlie Ahearn (born 1951) is a New York City film director and creative artist. Although mainly involved in film and video production, he is also known as an author and radio host. He wrote, directed, and produced the 1983 hip-hop film "Wild Style."

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection includes film production records, flyers, posters, original art, videos, audio, oral histories, photographs, slides, and vinyl recordings documenting early hip hop culture and the film "Wild Style."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Ahearn, Charlie.

Titles:
Wild style (Motion picture)

Subjects:
Hip-hop -- New York (State) -- New York.
Rap (Music) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Graffiti -- New York (State) -- New York.
Break dancing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Disc jockeys.

Places:
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
By appointment only.
Cite As:
Charlie Ahearn Hip Hop Archive, #8078. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Wild Style Materials
Series II. Documents and Manuscripts
Series III. Published Material
Series IV. Ephemera
Series V. Artwork and Posters
Series VI. Photographs and Slides
Series VII. Audio Visual Materials

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 4 Folder 1-2
Wild Style images for book
Box 4 Folder 3
Wild Style photographs
Box 4 Folder 4-6
Wild Style fliers, publicity materials, xerox images
Box 4 Folder 7
Wardance Treatment and Hip Hop over Tokyo
Box 4 Folder 24
Wardance
Box 4 Folder 8
Distribution Independent Feature project
Box 4 Folder 9, 14
Wild Style photographs and negatives
Box 4 Folder 10
Early script notes
Box 4 Folder 11
Storyboards
Box 4 Folder 12
Twins DAS Stuff etc.
Box 4 Folder 13
Notebook
Box 4 Folder 15
Original scripts
Box 4 Folder 16
Old Wild Style notes
Box 4 Folder 17
Shooting Scripts, extras, schedule
Box 4 Folder 18
Irene Fornes writing workshop
Box 4 Folder 19
Invoices
Box 4 Folder 20
Charlie Ahearn comedian
Box 4 Folder 21
Hip Hop over Tokyo
Box 4 Folder 22
Teal
Box 4 Folder 23
The Black Door
Box 4 Folder 25
Wild Child notes
1999
Box 4 Folder 26
Bad Luck in Chinatown
Box 4 Folder 27
Copies of articles, publicity
Box 4 Folder 28
Star Child
Box 4 Folder 29
Martial Arts Musical
Box 4 Folder 30
Art Kraft the Dance
Box 5 Folder 1
Photographs- Japan and Germany
1983
Box 5 Folder 2
Wild Style in Germany
Box 5 Folder 3
Kell Futura Train and Wild Style Back
Box 5 Folder 4-6
Wild Style photographs
Box 5 Folder 8
Wild Style clippings
Box 5 Folder 9
Old article xeroxes
Box 5 Folder 10
Xeroxes, clippings
Box 5 Folder 11-13
Miscellaneous old press materials
Box 5 Folder 14
Crazy Legs paper
1992
Box 5 Folder 15
Lakim Shabazz articles, interview
1989
Box 5 Folder 16
Just Say No! rap
1991
Box 5 Folder 17
Battle for World Supremacy articles
Box 5 Folder 18
LA Star, Digital Underground
Box 5 Folder 19
Tribe Called Quest article and draft
Box 5 Folder 20
Last Poets material
Box 5 Folder 21
Rakim, Big Daddy Kane album articles
Box 5 Folder 22
X-Clan interviews, materials
Box 5 Folder 23
Queen Latifah article papers
Box 5 Folder 24
Brand Nubian, King Sun materials
Box 5 Folder 25
Third Base articles
Box 5 Folder 26
Monie Love material
Box 5 Folder 27
Experience Music E-Book
Box 5 Folder 28
Orals used in EMP book
Box 5 Folder 29-30
Interview materials
Box 6 Folder 1
Interviews
Box 6 Folder 2
EMP Material
Box 6 Folder 3
Rocking: Gang culture and the beginning of hip-hop paper
Box 6 Folder 4-5
Ledgers
Box 6 Folder 7-8
Marvel comics
1970s-1980s
Box 6 Folder 9
DC comics
1970s-1980s
Box 6 Folder 10-11
Miscellaneous other comics
Box 6 Folder 12
Miscellaneous magazines
Box 6 Folder 6
Miscellaneous fliers and cards
Box 7
Articles and ephemera
Box 8
Articles and ephemera
Box 14
Wild Style hat, belt, and miscellany
Box 11
Two framed pieces
Box 12
Lee Quinones canvas city scape, painted on location. Wild style.
1981
Box 13
Fliers and miscellaneous
Box 15
Fliers
Box 16
Fliers and posters
Box 17
Artwork
Box 9-10
Photographs
Box 18
Four slide carousels
Box 19
Miscellaneous slides
Box 20
Slides: Wild Style binder
Box 20
Slides: Ahearn duplicates binder
Box 20
Slides: Ahearn originals binder
Box 20
Slides: Ahearn originals binder
Box 20
Slides: Ahearn original graffiti binder
Box 20
Slides: originals binder
Box 20
Slides: Ahearn Original EMP scans binder
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6041
Celebrity Club #1
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6042
Celebrity Club #2
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6043
Celebrity Club #3
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6044
Celebrity Club #4
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6045
Celebrity Club #5
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6046
Celebrity Club #1
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6047
Celebrity Club #2
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6048
Celebrity Club #4
1980
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6049
Celebrity Club DUB #2
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6050
Celebrity Club DUB #3
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6051
Celebrity Club edit
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6052
Wild Style ABC 20/20 rap
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6053
RAI TV
1981
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6054
Master edit
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6055
Wild Style Trailer and Basketball
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6056
Wild Style music video, long version
Box 1 VHS Tape V-6057
Edit Master
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6058
New York City Hip Hop Convention
1980
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6059
Camara Master Reel #1, Funky 4
December 20, 1980
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6060
Funky 4 Reel #2
December 20, 1980
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6061
Funky Four Reel #3
December 20, 1980
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6062
Funky 4 Reel #4
December 20, 1980
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6063
Funky 4 Reel #5
December 20, 1980
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6064
Celebrity Club DUB #4
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6065
Funky Four + 1 DUB #4
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6066
Funky Four + 1 DUB #5
Box 2 VHS Tape V-6067
Funky Four/Rink
December, 1980
Box 2 Film F-389
Smith Gym "Uprocking Stuff"
1977
Box 3
Cassette tapes
Box 21
Vinyl collection