We round out the Amistad Research Center’s “50 Years/50 Collections” blog series with the Bruce Nugent Collection, which was donated to the Center last year through the estate of Thomas H. Wirth. This blog post not only allows the Center to reflect upon the wonderful r...

This blog post marks the last month of Amistad’s “50 Years/50 Collections” blog series. The series has met with an overwhelming response and we thank all of our readers who wrote to communicate their interest in the series and Amistad’s wonderful collections. However,...

November 28, 2016

One of the newest collections at Amistad is the NOLA Hip Hop Archive Project, a digital archive of oral history interviews with foundational musical members of the New Orleans rap scene. The initial project to document this aspect of New Orleans music culture was found...

November 21, 2016

Amistad has continuously expanded our LGBTQ collections over our fifty year existence. The donation of the Larry Bagneris papers, which was acquired in 2011, placed us closer to the goal of developing a large holding of LGBTQ materials. The Amistad Research Center hous...

In recent years, Amistad’s holdings related to the United States’ interactions with the continent of Africa have become a much sought after aspect of the Center’s collections. Students, scholars, filmmakers, government officials, and alumni of development and cultural...

November 7, 2016

That is the way I now see Jan Faulkner’s collection. I see our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, captured and forced into images they did not devise, doing hard time for all of us.

–Alice Walker

At first sight, Janette Faulkner’s collection of sheet music, ea...

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