ARCHIVES & ARCHIVAL SERVICES

Boo-Hooray is dedicated to the organization, stabilization, and preservation of archives that are representative of 20th and 21st century cultural movements. This process is handled from the initial stages of field excavation in attics, basements, and storage spaces all the way through to the final placement of the inventoried archive in an academic institution.

Previous archives have been placed with institutions such as Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Georgetown University's Special Collections Archive, Cornell University’s Division of Rare Manuscript Collections, University of Miami's Special Collections Library, and the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

Boo-Hooray has handled the archives of artists like photographer Larry Clark (Yale and Cornell), beat pioneer William S. Burroughs (Emory), filmmaker and beat poet Ira Cohen (Yale), illustrator and Punk magazine editor John Holmstrom (Yale), musician and poet Angus MacLise (Columbia), lyricist Ian Dury (Oxford), as well as movement-wide archives like the “May 1968 Paris Uprising Collection of Posters and Ephemera” (Yale), “The Punk History Archive” and “The Hip Hop History Archive”(Cornell), alongside institutional archives like “The Amsterdam News Photography Archive” (Cornell).