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The National African American Photographic Archive (NAAPA) features images from the lived experience of African Americans in the Mid-South and beyond. The archive is composed of items donated to our collections that include photographs, manuscripts, and other artifacts.

NAAPA is part of the Preservation and Special Collections Department of the University of Memphis Libraries and extends the work initiated by Cheri and Henry Rudner of Memphis, Tennessee.

NAAPA is an ever-growing archive. Inquiries and participation in building the archive are welcome. For further information about NAAPA, click here. For donation or loan agreements, click here.