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Aaron Claxton collection on D.C. Hardcore

 Collection — Box: 1 0004-SCPA-CLAXTON
Aaron “AC” Claxton (b. 1977) is a musician and business owner who was active in the Washington, D.C. hardcore punk scene in the early 1990s. The Aaron Claxton collection on D.C. Hardcore contains items that span the years 1992 to 1995; the bulk of the materials date from 1992 to 1993, when Claxton was a member of the hardcore band Gauge. The materials in this collection primarily consist of show fliers and photographs related to shows that Claxton performed at or attended.

Dates

  • 1992 - 1995

Extent

10 items

Scope and Contents

The Aaron Claxton collection on D.C. Hardcore covers the period from 1992 to 1995; the bulk of the materials date from 1992 to 1993. The collection consists of fliers, photographs and clippings related to Claxton’s involvement in the Washington, D.C. hardcore punk scene in the 1990s.

Biographical / Historical

Aaron “AC” Claxton [b. 1977] is a musician and business owner based in the Washington, D.C. area. Claxton was a participant in Washington, D.C.’s hardcore punk scene in the 1990s, both as a musician and as a concert attendee. He was the vocalist for the hardcore band Gauge from 1992 to 1995. Later, he was a member of the bands Woolly Mammoth, The Frequency, Her Daily Obsession, and Hatfield McCoy. As of 2018, Claxton is a stylist and the owner of two salons. He continues to compose, perform, and produce music.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series. The items are listed chronologically within each series.

• Series 1: Fliers

• Series 2: Photographs

• Series 3: Ephemera

Custodial History

Gift of Aaron Claxton, July 27, 2018

Related Materials

• Sharon Cheslow Punk Flyers collection, 1979-1991, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries

John Davis collection on punk, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries.

D.C. Punk and Indie Fanzine collection, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries.

Jason Farrell collection, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries.
Title
The Aaron Claxton collection on DC Hardcore: A finding aid
Status
completed
Author
John Davis
Date
November 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States