This week, we launch a new series — The Keepers — stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep. Guardians of history, large and small. Protectors of the free flow of information and ideas.

Story #1: Archiving the Underground: The Hiphop Archive at Harvard premieres tomorrow on NPR’s Morning Edition.

The Kitchen Sisters invite you to create The Keepers with us. Along with the NPR stories and podcast, the project includes a year-long daily feature called Keeper of the Day—short stories and imagery for social media and the web highlighting groundbreaking archivists, community keepers and passionate collectors through photographs, graphics, short videos, recordings, powerful quotes and vignettes. #KeeperoftheDay will draw on a vast array of intriguing archiving communities, large and small, across the globe.

Tell us. What do you keep? And why? Who are keepers we need to know about? Who is protecting, collecting and preserving in your world? We’re looking for stories, images, ideas and recordings.

Call us on The Keeper Hotline: 415-496-9049 / Reach out to us on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook / Or send us an email using the form here.

You can hear the Director’s Cut of Archiving the Underground and all the upcoming stories from The Keepers series on our award-winning Radiotopia podcast, The Kitchen Sisters Present…