Cornell University Library Digital Collections

Photo with caption about collaboration between Grandmaster Flash and John Kay of Steppenwolf

About the collection

Compiled by Bill Adler, a noted journalist and founding VP of Publicity at Def Jam Recordings, the Adler archive contains thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, recording industry press releases and artist bios, correspondence, photographs, posters, flyers, advertising, and other documents. These materials offer an unprecedented view into hip hop's history and are made available here for study and research.