Our History

The Hogan Jazz Archive is the leading research center for the study of New Orleans jazz and related musical genres, including New Orleans ragtime, gospel, blues, rhythm and blues, and Creole songs. Among its holdings are 2,000 reels of oral history interviews with musicians, family members, and observers that document the stories surrounding the emergence of jazz in New Orleans from the late 19th century forward. Other holdings include sound recordings, film, photography, sheet music, personal papers, records of the American Federation of Musicians local 174-496, ephemera, and realia.

Jazz Archivist

  • Our Latest Issue!
    Featuring Dr. Michael White: My Years among the Elders (1980-1995)

  • Featuring, Did Louis Armstrong "Flee" from Chicago in 1931?, by Björn Bärnheim, and Jerry Brock's Baby Doll Addendum and Mardi Gras '49.

  • Jazz Archivist - Volume 27, Number 1

    Featuring, In Memory: Uncle Lionel Batiste, by Jerry Brock.

  • Featuring, Then and Now Photography, by Anthony DelRosario.

  • Featuring, Anarchist Blues, by Shane Lief.

Music Rising at Tulane

Through collaboration with Music Rising at Tulane University, many Hogan Jazz Archive Oral Histories are now available streaming online. For the first time, one can hear the voices and the stories of early Jazz men and women from anywhere in the world.

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