At the AAAMC, you will find materials covering a range of African American musical idioms and cultural expressions primarily from the post-World War II era. Our collections highlight popular, religious, and classical music, with genres ranging from blues and gospel to R&B and contemporary hip hop. The AAAMC also houses extensive materials related to the documentation of black radio.
The AAAMC preserves thousands of original photographic prints. Many of these are digitized and available online.Explore Image Collections
The AAAMC is an active partner with IU's Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative. Thousands of hours of time-based media from our collections will eventually be available online.Explore Media Collections
Visit the AAAMC to explore our collections in person. Our staff is ready to assist you and your research.
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By supporting the AAAMC through the donation of a collection or financial contribution, you are joining the initiative to preserve and make accessible important cultural and historically significant materials that might otherwise be lost.