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Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection


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Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection, 1995-2012 | University of Houston Libraries

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Collection Overview

Title: Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection, 1995-2012View associated digital content.

ID: 06/2010-009

Primary Creator: University of Houston. Libraries. Special Collections Department. Houston Hip Hop Collections

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/19/2012

Subjects: Hip-hop - Texas - Houston, Rap (Music) - Texas - Houston, Rap musicians - Texas - Houston

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Posters

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection was started in 2010 as part of an effort to document the history of Houston Hip Hop. This collection is an artificial collection and incorporates smaller collections donated by DJs, rappers, business owners, and the hip hop community. SoSouth was particularly helpful in starting this collection.

The collection is divided into four series: Promotional Material, Publications, Personal Material, and Photographs. The Promotional Materials contains the bulk of the collection and is further subdivided into eight subseries by format: Posters, Poster Flats, Flyers, Event Cards and Memorabilia, Cards, Promotional Kits, Photographs, and Memorabilia.

Acquisition details:

Materials were donated by a variety of individuals and businesses, including SoSouth, Richard Johnson, K-Rino, Thomas Molinar, Jr., Screwed Up Records and Tapes, Dat Boi T, White Tim, Ace Deuce, El Franco Lee II, Terry Moore, Ariel Santschi, and Lil C.

Note: Information about the donor for specific items may be available upon request. Please contact Houston Hip Hop Collections curator Julie Grob by emailing jgrob@uh.edu for more information.

Biographical Note

Special Collections collects and preserves historically significant materials. Its holdings comprise a rare book collection and ten main archival collecting areas. In some instances, Special Collections gathers materials on a single topic to preserve them and make them available. In these cases, Special Collections is seen as the creator of the artificially constructed collection.

The Houston Hip Hop Collecting Area was launched in 2010. Its associated collections document and preserve the history of Houston hip hop through the papers of rappers and DJs, as well as the records of related businesses.

Subject/Index Terms

Hip-hop - Texas - Houston
Rap (Music) - Texas - Houston
Rap musicians - Texas - Houston

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Photocopy decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Materials were donated by a variety of individuals and businesses; see Scope & Contents for details

Preferred Citation: Houston Hip Hop Recording Artists Collection. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Promotional Material],
[Series 2: Photographs],
[Series 3: Publications],
[Series 4: Personal Material],

Series 4: Personal Material
Box 1
Folder 7: Kenneth D. Moore “Big Moe” obituary (memorial service program), October 14, 2007View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Christopher Juel "Mr. 3-2" Barriere obituary (memorial service program), November 19, 2016

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