Indiana University, Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)

Indiana University, Archives of African American Music and Culture (AAAMC)

Smith Research Center, Rooms 180-181
2805 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408-2601

Our Collections

Karen Shearer Collection, 1935-1996,, bulk bulk 1974-1992

Collection consists primarily of interview transcripts, program transcripts, and artist publicity materials used in the production of the Westwood One Radio programs Special Edition, That's Country Music, Rock Chronicles, My Top Ten, and History of Rock 'n Roll. It also contains materials from various specials including programs on Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones.
Collection ID: SC 129

Reclaiming the Right to Rock : Black Experiences in Rock Music Collection, 2008-2010

This collection consists of documentation and one-on-one interviews from the AAAMC's two-day conference on Black rock hosted on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus on November 13-14, 2009. The conference and related activities were open to local and regional musicians, scholars, students, and brought together Black rock musicians from different generations and regions with music critics and scholars to discuss the socio-political history, musical developments, and the future of Black rock.
Collection ID: SC 151

Portia K. Maultsby Collection, 1981-1986

Series G, "Music Industry Interviews," consists of transcripts and audiocassettes of interviews primarily conducted by Portia K. Maultsby between 1981-1986 as part of her research on the Black music industry. The remainder of the series in this collection are still in the process of being accessioned and are unavailable for general research and public use.
Collection ID: SC 18G