Hammerhead Records Business Records, 1992-2000
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Brief Description: Consists of contracts, photographs, promotional materials, test pressings, correspondence, audio recordings, news clippings, reviews, press kits, and posters documenting the activities of the Hammerhead Records record label in Champaign, IL.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 12/9/130
Created by: Hammerhead Records (1993-2000)
Volume: 2.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 04/01/2013.
Arrangement: Organized in 4 series: Series 1, Organizational Records, 1993-2000; Series 2, Recording Artists Files, 1993-1999; Series 3, Artifacts and Sound Recordings, 1993-2000; and Series 4, Oversize Materials, 1992-1997.
Biographical Note for Hammerhead Records (1993-2000) : Hammerhead Records was founded in Champaign, IL in 1993 by Paxton, IL native Todd Thorstenson (MBA '93, Duke University).  Between 1993 and 2000, Hammerhead Records promoted and funded recordings for musical artists in and around Champaign and Urbana, Illinois, representing a variety of music genres including rock, funk, metal, and pop.
Subject Index
Music business
Music Publishers
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Rock Music
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Todd Thorstenson  Gift