General Collections

Commercial sound recordings (CDs, LPs, 45s, and cassettes) with an emphasis on African American religious and popular music genres (gospel, rhythm & blues, soul, blues, jazz, and hip-hop).
A large collection of publicity photographs compiled by the AAAMC, primarily of singers, musicians, and musical groups from the 1970s to 1990s.
Periodicals, including selected issues of Blaze, Living Blues, Source, and Vibe.
Vertical files organized alphabetically in two series: biographical files, containing clippings and promotional materials about various performing artists and groups; and subject files, containing clippings on various topics in African American music and culture, in addition to brochures, catalogs, newsletters, and ephemera related to record companies, organizations, museums, and libraries.