Tupac Shakur collection opens at Atlanta University Center

tupac-shakur-la-times.jpg Tupac Shakur, famous rapper killed 15 years ago at the age of 25, left behind a collection of song lyrics, poems, track lists and videos. Manuscripts from other Shakur family members and memorabilia, fan mail and media clippings combine with Shakur's pieces to form the Tupac Shakur collection.

This collection is now opening at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library in partnership with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to make the collection available for scholarly research and study.

Loretta Parham
, CEO and Library Director, tells the PR Newswire, "We're honored to have partnered with the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to preserve the artistic legacy of Tupac Shakur through this collection. He transformed the landscape of hip hop culture and was one of the most compelling voices and talents of his generation. As an academic library, we feel privileged to be the stewards of the Shakur Collection and to promote scholarly research of Shakur's work."

For more information, you can visit the official Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation site or the Atlanta University Center site.

Photo/Video credit: PERRY C. RIDDLE / Los Angeles Times