The Archives Research Center of AUC Woodruff Library houses the Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection, a rich resource for understanding the life and work of one of hip-hop's brightest stars. The Collection was deposited in the Archives in 2009, through a partnership with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and Afeni Shakur-Davis, mother of Tupac Shakur, to make his papers available to scholars.
The Collection includes Shakur's handwritten manuscripts, including song lyrics, track listings, video and album treatments, short stories and poetry. Other materials include manuscripts written by the members of the Outlawz, media and publicity materials, correspondence and legal documents.
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Conference was designed to combine AUC Woodruff Library's mission to facilitate scholarly research and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation's mission to encourage hip hop curriculum.