Who We Are

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.

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Contact Us

To use our holdings, contact Tulane University Special Collections

For other inquiries, contact the Hogan Jazz Archive staff

Joseph Merrick Jones Hall, Room 202
Special Collections Reading Room
6801 Freret St.
Tulane University, New Orleans

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COVID-19 Update, as of August, 2020:
During fall 2020, all patrons, regardless of Tulane affiliation, will be able to utilize the following services:

  • Remote consultations with librarians and archivists
  • Duplication services

Reading room visits are currently open to current Tulane students, faculty and staff only. The reading room will open August 24.

  • Hours are 10am-4pm M-F.
  • Appointments can be scheduled at least two days in advance.
  • Email specialcollections@tulane.edu to schedule an appointment.