Instructional Support for IU Faculty

Faculty and instructors may place items on course reserves, request sound recordings or non-commercial videos be made available via streaming media for their courses, or check out recordings and videos for use in classrooms (restrictions may apply).

AAAMC subject specialists are available to consult with faculty, instructors, and graduate teaching assistants about resources, assignments, information literacy, active learning projects, and research opportunities. Specific support includes customized lists of AV holdings by genre or subject; music and song playlists; class presentations on topics of African American music; purchase of materials relevant to course development; supervision of internships and special projects; and tours of the AAAMC.

Reference Services

The AAAMC provides reference services in person and by telephone, fax, mail, and electronic mail for the general public and for researchers throughout the world. Finding aids are also available for many of the AAAMC’s special collections and can be sent as email attachments.

Due to limited staffing and the specialized nature of our reference collection, we are not able to provide in-depth answers to general questions about music and African American history. Specific questions about the AAAMC’s holdings and policies are welcome and will be addressed as quickly as possibly, in the order in which they were received.

When contacting the AAAMC, please include your name and complete contact information as well as your specific question. For those patrons who are unable to visit in person and/or require extensive research assistance, the AAAMC offers fee-based research services upon request. For additional information, please contact us.

Reproduction Services

The AAAMC is able to provide fee-based reproduction services for a number of different formats, contingent upon the physical condition of the item and subject to the terms specified under Rights and Permissions. The following conditions apply:

  1. Researchers are not allowed to copy or otherwise duplicate archival materials using their own equipment and computers.
  2. All requests for copies are subject to AAAMC approval. Copies may be denied due to the condition of material or because of copyright or other considerations.
  3. Unless restricted or protected by copyright conditions, photocopies of material will be supplied for research purposes only at the rate of $.25 cents per page plus applicable postage. Payment must be made in advance by cash (in person) or check/money order (by mail) and accompany a completed Photocopy Request form. The number of pages that may be copied varies for each collection.
  4. Users requesting digital scans or copies of photographic images, sound recordings, or motion picture materials are requested to consult the AAAMC about conditions and fees.