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.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
8078
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."
Creator:
Ahearn, Charlie.
Quanitities:
10 cubic feet.
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."
Access Restrictions:

Access restricted to the permission of the curator.
Conditions Governing Use

Researchers may view one folder at a time.
Conditions Governing Use

Due to the fragility and potential degradation of moving image and sound recordings, viewing and listening is limited to items that have been digitized. If an item is in another media format, you may request to have the item digitized for access. Information on ordering access copies may be found on the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections webpage.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Charlie Ahearn Hip Hop Archive, #8078. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Conditions Governing Use

Audio visual media that has been digitized: TR-15800 to TR-15819, TR-15822 to TR-15837, F-389, V-6041 to V-6045, V-6051 to V-6063.
Conditions Governing Use

Use of digitized audio visual materials is limited to on-site access only.

SUBJECTS

Places:
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects:
Disc jockeys.
Break dancing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Graffiti -- New York (State) -- New York.
Rap (Music) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Hip-hop -- New York (State) -- New York.
Form and Genre Terms:
Black books (graffiti)

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Series I. Wild Style Materials
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 22 Folder 1
Press material
1983
Box 22 Folder 2
Press material
Undated
Box 22 Folder 3
Press material
Undated
Box 22 Folder 4
Promotional stills
1982
Box 22 Folder 5
Copy of script
1982
Box 22 Folder 6
Copy of script
1982
Box 22 Folder 7
Invitations to premieres
1983-03-07-1983-03-18
Mapcase Folder 1
German movie poster
Undated
Mapcase Folder 1
Additional publicity material
Undated
Series II. Documents and Manuscripts
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
Series III. Published Material
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
Series IV. Ephemera
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
Series V. Artwork and Posters
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 Folder 1
Artwork (1 of 2)
Box 17 Folder 2
Artwork (2 of 2)
Series VI. Photographs and slides
Box 9
Photographs
Box 10
Photographs
Box 18
Four slide carousels
Box 19
Miscellaneous slides
Box 20
Binder 1: Slides: Ahearn originals A
Box 20
Binder 2: Slides: Ahearn original graffiti
Box 20
Binder 3: Slides: Ahearn Original EMP scans
Box 20
Binder 4: Slides: Wild Style: Cathy Campbell originals; Marty Cooper originals; Ulli Rimkis originals
Box 20
Binder 5: Slides: Ahearn originals C
Box 20
Binder 6: Slides: Wild Style
Box 20
Binder 7: Slides: Ahearn duplicates
Series VII. Audio visual materials
Box 1 V-6041
Celebrity Club #1
1980
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Box 1 V-6042
Celebrity Club #2
1980
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Box 1 V-6043
Celebrity Club #3
1980
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Box 1 V-6044
Celebrity Club #4
1980
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Box 1 V-6045
Celebrity Club #5
1980
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Box 1 V-6046
Celebrity Club #1
1980
Box 1 V-6047
Celebrity Club #2
1980
Box 1 V-6048
Celebrity Club #4
1980
Box 1 V-6049
Celebrity Club DUB #2
Box 1 V-6050
Celebrity Club DUB #3
Box 1 V-6051
Celebrity Club edit
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Box 1 V-6052
Wild Style ABC 20/20 rap
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Box 1 V-6053
RAI TV
1981
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Box 1 V-6054
Master edit
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Box 1 V-6055
Wild Style Trailer and Basketball
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Box 1 V-6056
Wild Style music video, long version
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Box 1 V-6057
Edit Master
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Box 2 V-6058
New York City Hip Hop Convention
1980
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Box 2 V-6059
Camara Master Reel #1, Funky 4
December 20, 1980
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Box 2 V-6060
Funky 4 Reel #2
December 20, 1980
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Box 2 V-6061
Funky Four Reel #3
December 20, 1980
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Box 2 V-6062
Funky 4 Reel #4
December 20, 1980
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Box 2 V-6063
Funky 4 Reel #5
December 20, 1980
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Box 2 V-6064
Celebrity Club DUB #4
Box 2 V-6065
Funky Four + 1 DUB #4
Box 2 V-6066
Funky Four + 1 DUB #5
Box 2 V-6067
Funky Four/Rink
December, 1980
Box 2 F-389
Smith Gym "Uprocking Stuff"
1977
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Box 3
Cassette tapes
Box 21
Vinyl collection
Series VIII. Oral Histories
Box 3 TR 15800
Melle Mel and Cowboy Part 1
1991-04-11
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Box 3 TR 15801
Melle Mel and Cowboy Part 2
1991-05-24
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Box 3 TR 15802
Grandmaster Caz Part 1
1999-01-15
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Box 3 TR 15803
Grandmaster Caz Part 2
1999-01-15
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Box 3 TR 15804
Lee QuiƱones
1998-11-21
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Box 3 TR 15805
Rakim
1990-11-06
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Box 3 TR 15806
Frosty Freeze part 1
1999-04-17
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Box 3 TR 15807
Frosty Freeze part 2
1999-04-17
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Box 3 TR 15808
Busy Bee
1990-10-17
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Box 3 TR 15809
KRS1
1998-11-29
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Box 3 TR 15810
Grandmaster Caz
2000-03-19
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Box 3 TR 15811
Grandmaster Caz
2000-10-12
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Box 3 TR 15812
JoJo of Rocksteady Crew
2000-07-30
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Box 3 TR 15813
Busy Bee
1999-02-13
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Box 3 TR 15814
Grand Wizard Theodore
1998-11-11
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Box 3 TR 15815
KK Rockwell
1998-12-22
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Box 3 TR 15816
Suliaman El Hadi of The Last Poets
1989-03-01
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Box 3 TR 15817
Blade
2000-01-10
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Box 3 TR 15818
Kevie Kev
2001-05-25
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Box 3 TR 15819
Lee QuiƱones
1999-01-20
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Box 3 TR 15822
DJ Baron
2001-03-17
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Box 3 TR 15823
Nathan Ingram
1998-12-29
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Box 3 TR 15824
Tony Tone part 2, KK Rockwell
2000-12-13-2000-12-19
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Box 3 TR 15825
Lucky Strike
2001-12-14
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Box 3 TR 15826
Burn!
1999-04-11
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Box 3 TR 15827
Pee Wee Dance
1999-08-08
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Box 3 TR 15828
Sly Abrams part 1
1998-04-22
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Box 3 TR 15829
Sly Abrams part 2
1998-04-22
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Box 3 TR 15830
Sly Abrams part 3, Nathan Ingram part 2
1998-11-13-1998-12-29
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Box 3 TR 15831
Sly Abrams part 4
1999-02-24
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Box 3 TR 15832
Bom 5
2000-05-11
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Box 3 TR 15833
Flip Rock
2000-04-17
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Box 3 TR 15834
Grandmixer DST
2000-02-8
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Box 3 TR 15835
Tony Tone part 1
2000-12-13
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Box 3 TR 15836
Ray Chandler part 1
2001-12-15
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Box 3 TR 15837
Ray Chandler part 2
2001-12-14
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