Archives of African American Music and Culture

The Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC), established in 1991, is a material repository covering a range of African American musical idioms and cultural expressions from the post-World War II era. The 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.[1][2][3][4]

The purpose of the Archives of African American Music and Culture is to establish a unique primary and secondary source material collection of African-American music and culture where such materials are scarce or nonexistent, and to preserve and disseminate these materials for research and instructional purposes. In doing so, its mission is to provide these materials to the general public through outreach programs such as live performances, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and summer music camps and to engage in collaborative research and creative projects with units at Indiana University as well as with state and national institutions and associations. In addition, AAAMC develops instructional multi-media materials such as websites, CD-ROM programs, and video documentaries related to various aspects of African American music and provides practical experience in archiving and preparation of materials for public use.[5]

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 repository also encourages exploration of its collections and related topics through a variety of public events, print and online publications, and pedagogical resources.[6]

DirectorsEdit

Date Name
2017–Present Dr. Tyron Cooper[7]
2014-2016 Dr. Mellonee V. Burnim[8][9]
1991-2014 Dr. Portia K. Maultsby [10][11]

Radio RepositoryEdit

GenresEdit

PublicationsEdit

  • Liner Notes (annually) Liner Notes is the AAAMC's annual newsletter. Issues are available online at Liner Notes
  • Black Grooves (monthly) Black Grooves is a music review site hosted by the Archives of African American Music and Culture. Issues are available online at Black Grooves [30]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.afsnet.org/news/news.asp?id=273922
  2. ^ https://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/extensions-tradition-concert-showcases-chamber-works/
  3. ^ https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/02/27/467854020/google-cultural-institute-expands-black-radio-history-collection
  4. ^ https://www.aaihs.org/the-race-to-preserve-african-american-radio/
  5. ^ https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/imh/article/view/12085/17878
  6. ^ https://aaamc.indiana.edu/
  7. ^ https://news.iu.edu/stories/2017/09/iub/releases/11-cooper-african-american-archives.html
  8. ^ http://archive.news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/02/new-director-archives-of-african-american-music-and-culture.shtml
  9. ^ http://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/2977.html
  10. ^ https://www.ethnomusicology.org/general/custom.asp?page=HS_Maultsby
  11. ^ http://newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/2977.html
  12. ^ https://libguides.wmich.edu/music/american
  13. ^ "Jack Gibson Collection, 1942-2000". webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Collection Detail - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Collection Detail - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Collection Detail - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Collection Detail - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ https://aaamc.indiana.edu/Collections/Portia-Maultsby
  19. ^ "Collection Detail - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Special Collections - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Collections - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Black Radio - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Classical - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Hip Hop - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "Music Industry - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Popular Music - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ "Religious Music - AAAMC". aaamc.indiana.edu. Retrieved 30 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ http://journalofgospelmusic.com/tag/archives-of-african-american-music-and-culture/
  29. ^ http://gospelmusicfever.blogspot.com/2016/03/indiana-us-archives-of-african-american.html
  30. ^ http://www.idsnews.com/article/2017/02/black-grooves-online-magazine-celebrates-10th-anniversary-2000th-review/
  31. ^ https://www.ethnomusicology.org/?Links_ArchLibMus
  32. ^ http://www.blackpast.org/digital-archives
Further reading
  • Black Radio in Los Angeles, Chicago & New York A Bibliography, Dr George Hill APR & JJ Johnson with foreword by Jack Gibson