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 Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Georgetown University's Special Collections Archive, Harvard University's Harvard Theatre Collection, 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 playwright and theatrical producer Douglas Turner Ward (Emory), painter Jane Dickson (Cornell), beat pioneer William S. Burroughs (Emory), visual artist, filmmaker, and rapper Fab Five Freddy (The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), performance artist Joey Arias (Harvard), filmmaker and beat poet Ira Cohen (Yale), and musician and poet Angus MacLise (Columbia). In addition, we have placed movement-wide archives like the “May 1968 Paris Uprising Collection of Posters and Ephemera” (Yale), “The Punk History Archive”, “The Hip Hop History Archive”, and "The Latin Music Archive" (Cornell), alongside institutional archives like “The Amsterdam News Photography Archive” (Cornell), The Living Theatre Archive (Yale), and the Paddington Print Shop Collection (Victoria and Albert Museum).