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Amalia K. Amaki papers

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 1219

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Amalia K. Amaki including correspondence, teaching files, printed material, photographs, ephemera related to African American history, slides, artwork, and audiovisual material. The papers also include curatorial files and material relating to the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art.


  • circa 1949-2012

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Access to processed born digital materials is only available in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (the Rose Library). Use of the original digital media is restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

Amalia K. Amaki (1949-), African American artist and professor. Amaki attended Georgia State University and the University of Arizona, earning her PhD in American art and culture from Emory University in 1994. In 2001 she became the curator of the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art at the University of Delaware.


21 linear feet (22 boxes) (1 oversized papers box (OP); 1.24 GB born digital materials (1,120 files))


Papers of African American artist and professor Amalia K. Amaki, including correspondence, teaching files, printed material, photographs, slides, and audiovisual material.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


Gift of Amalia K. Amaki, 2012.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Curator of African American Collections, Randall Burkett, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American culture and history.

Related Materials in This Repository

Paul R. Jones papers.


Arranged and described at the collection level by Sarah Quigley, 2015.

Born digital materials processed by Zhexiong Liu and Brenna Edwards, 2019. Born digital materials consist of two optical discs. Forensic disk images were created from the optical discs using GuyMager. Individual files were extracted from forensic images of the discs using FTK Imager. Files were scanned for viruses using McAfee's anti-virus software. Duplicate files have been removed. Files were scanned for personally identifiable information; none were found. Born digital materials are arranged in original order, with folder titles and file names retained.

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Amalia K. Amaki papers, circa 1949-2012
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
July 25, 2013
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Revision Statements

  • July 29, 2015: Finding aid revised to include enhanced metadata tagging.

Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States