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Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive and Researching Hip-Hop

This Research Guide provides information about Hip-Hop Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston and provides researchers with information about doing research about hip-hop more broadly.

Contributing Materials to University Archives and Special Collections

Do you have original and unique materials related to hip-hop in Boston and Massachusetts that you think should become part of the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive? Contact an archivist at UMass Boston by emailing or click here for more information about the process of Donating Materials to Special Collections at UMass Boston.

What kinds of materials do we collect?

  • Audio and video recordings (cassettes, videotapes, and film reels)
  • Original photographs, negatives, and slides
  • Flyers, promotional materials, and unique publications and magazines
  • Letters, diaries, and other firsthand accounts
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