Ampro Industries, Inc. Collaborates with the University Libraries at the University of Memphis to create the National African American Photographic Archive
Aug 22, 2012, 06:00 ET
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampro Industries, Inc., and the Rudner Family feel a continuing responsibility to give back to the community that has supported its business for over sixty years. One of their most exciting initiatives in this area is The National African American Photographic Archive (NAAPA), a collaborative effort with the University Libraries at the University of Memphis. NAAPA's mission is to preserve and share black Americans' memories, culture and past experiences to ensure the future is firmly rooted in and nourished by an understanding and appreciation of what has come before.
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Cheri and Henry Rudner feel that photographic history is important to both families and society. Think of all the great images that disappear along with every person who never had a chance to share them. Photographic history preserves the past for us to learn from: how those who came before us thought and behaved; what life was like for them; how they worked and played; the social, religious and political context of their lives. These archives will provide a framework for our understanding of the past and help us to remember and cherish it in ways that words alone cannot.
"Seeded" with materials already owned by the Special Collections Department of the University of Memphis Libraries, the NAAPA project solicits the donation or loan of photographic images of people, places, and events that are now or may in the future be of importance to African-American and American history and culture. The NAAPA is meant to grow and evolve. To inquire about making a donation from your own collection contact [email protected].
Ampro Industries, Inc. encourages all to visit The University of Memphis Libraries' digital repository at: http://catalogquicksearch.memphis.edu/iii/cpro/app.
Ampro Industries, Inc. is a Memphis-based manufacturer of multi-cultural hair care and beauty products focused on the personal care needs of its consumers. Ampro is committed to delivering reliable, top quality solutions for multi-cultural consumers and making them available at value prices. Ampro products are available in mass market and beauty supply outlets throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and South and Central America. The Ampro family of products includes over 18 unique hair care items, including America's Number One selling protein styling gel, Ampro Pro Styl, and the newest members of the line – Shine 'n Jam Silk Edges and Olive Oil Styling Gel. For more information, visit us at www.amprogel.com.
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