AAAMC has moved!

We are excited to announce our move into new offices on the 3rd floor of the west tower of Wells Library!

The AAAMC is now open to the public from 10am-12pm as we settle into the new space and prepare for expanded hours and services. In addition to welcoming visitors to our new location, during these limited hours we will be offering the following in-person services:

  • Reference consultations about the collections
  • Limited in-person collection access during public opening hours (by appointment only)

We will also continue to fill remote reference requests. Please reach out to us at for requests of questions about the archives.

Welcome to the AAAMC

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.

More about the AAAMC

Featured collection: Logan H. Westbrooks Collection

More about the Logan H. Westbrooks Collection

Preserving Images

The AAAMC preserves thousands of original photographic prints. Many of these are digitized and available online.

Explore Image Collections

Preserving Media

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