It's good for the culture.
As the mainstream institutions begin coming to their sense, shit like this will start happening. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has acquired the archive of Michael Holman, one of hip-hop's earliest and most important proponents. This is the library's first archive pertaining to hip-hop dance, and is a symbolic gesture appreciating the genre's importance, placing it in the company of ballet and tap.
Michael Holman, a man who claims to be the first person to use the phrase 'hip-hop' in print, has an incredible collection of the culture's humble beginnings. Mostly comprised of video, the collection includes footage of underground b-boy performances and party appearances by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Holman was close friends with Basquiat, eventually writing the screenplay for the 1996 film about the artist's tragically short life. As libraries tend to be, this collection will be open to the public and free to access, leaving the wonders of hip-hop's humble beginnings available to the most humble of today.