[PAST EVENT] W&M Hip Hop Collection Launch

April 19, 2013
6pm - 10pm
Swem Library, Read & Relax area
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Established by Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center, the W&M Hip Hop Collection is the most comprehensive collection of its kind dedicated to Virginia's hip hop culture and history from the 1980s to the present.

The collection includes oral histories committed to preserving and documenting Virginia's hip hop past, as well as recordings of hip hop music, publications, and ephemera created by Virginia and Virginia-based artists and businesses.

Additionally, the collection documents the origins and impact of hip-hop culture on college campuses throughout the state by collecting records of hip hop-based student organizations, college radio stations, events and concerts with a special focus on William & Mary itself.

The launch event will include an introduction to the new collection, screenings of two hip hop-related films, panel discussions on each of the films and refreshments. Co-sponsored by Africana Studies and the Mellon Grant for Global Studies, Literary & Cultural Studies and Film Studies, American Studies, Department of Music and Department of History.