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.

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Thank you to our distinguished speaker, legendary producer and gospel deejay Jacquie Gales Webb, for an engaging lecture and discussion on March 9th. Thank you as well to everyone who attended the public lecture. If you would like to learn more about the speaker, follow the link below to an online exhibit about her life and career. The exhibit is produced by the AAAMC using materials from the Jacquie Gales Webb Collection.

Learn more about Jacquie Gales Webb in our newest digital exhibit

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.

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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.

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