"Established in 1991, the Archives of African American Music and Culture
(AAAMC) is a repository of materials covering a range of African American
musical idioms and cultural expressions 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
The AAAMC supports the research of scholars, students, and the general
public worldwide by providing access to holdings which include oral
histories, photographs, musical and print manuscripts, audio and video
recordings, educational broadcast programs, and the personal papers of
individuals and organizations concerned with black music."
"The black music review site hosted by the Archives of African
American Music and Culture."
High Tech Soul: The Creation of Techno Music
Put the Needle on the Record
Women on Wax
Interstellar Fugitives: Destruction of Order
Northern Souljers Meet Hi-Rhythm
The Complete Motown Singles; Vol. 5: 1965
Love Music Falling In, Falling Out
Ill Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey
Theres Not a friend: Live in Little Rock
Josephine Baker: A Centenary Tribute
Dona Got a Ramblin Mind
Classic African-American Ballads
"The general collections of the Archives of African American Music and
Culture consist of published materials in the following formats:
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).
Commercial videos and DVDs documenting African American music, history,
Reference books, including discographies, biographies, and music-related
encyclopedias, as well as books authored by donors of special collections.
Periodicals, including selected issues of Blaze, Living Blues, Source, and
Publicity photographs of performing artists and groups.
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.
Titles in the AAAMC's general collection are currently being added to
IUCAT (Indiana University's Online Library Catalog) and Worldcat (OCLC's
Online Union Catalog). Circulation is allowed on a limited basis and is
restricted to IUB faculty."
African American Culture and History
African American Media and Publications
Blues Classical music
Gospel Music and Spirituals
Music Educational Materials
Music Research Centers and Museums
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk