Thousands of photographs highlight the archive’s collection, with prints of musicians, bands, orchestras, funerals with brass bands, parades, and landmark buildings of jazz history. Many of the images, dating retrospectively to even the late-nineteenth century, derive from the private collections of jazz historians William Russell and Al Rose. The Al Rose Collection includes hundreds of old jazz photographs, many that were used in conjunction with Rose’s publication, New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album. The works of several distinguished contemporary photographers such as celebrated art photographer Lee Friedlander, and reputed amateur jazz photographer Dr. Bernard Steinau are featured. Renowned artist and lithographer Ralston Crawford has his own collection depicting New Orleans folk culture.
Additional collections include the Robert Palmer Collection and Danny and Blue Lu Barker Collection. The Robert Palmer Collection documents the remarkable life of Palmer, who was a musician and author publishing the celebrated monographs Deep Blues and Rock and Roll: An Unruly History, as well as writing for Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Danny Barker, banjoist and guitarist, and vocalist Louise “Blue Lu” Barker remained at the forefront of New Orleans Jazz throughout their lifetime. The Danny and Blue Lu Barker Collection remember this beloved couple in New Orleans Jazz history.
Art and advertising posters, some dating to the early 1900s, as well as rare films and recent video creations (including some produced in conjunction with the archive) also highlight the graphics holdings. Scholars, museum exhibitors, and media programmers frequently utilize this important segment of the collection
The Al Rose Collection includes hundreds of old jazz photographs, many that were used in conjunction with Rose’s publication, New Orleans Jazz: A family Album.
A collection that celebrates the life and careers of the beloved couple with deep roots in the New Orleans tradition.
The personal scrapbooks of the leader of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Nick LaRocca.
Contains images of brass band parades, recording sessions and funereal processions from the early 1950s.
The general graphics collection of the Hogan Jazz Archive contains approximately 10,000 images, as varied as they are numerous.
Photography of Mahalia Jackson compiled for her biography, Just Mahalia Baby, by Laurraine Goreau.
Highlights Kaminsky's extensive career with photos from his time in the navy, world tours, iconic jazz institutions and performances with legendary artists.
Offers an inside glimpse into the world of New Orleans jazz from the collection of Mina Lea Crais, a New Orleans Jazz Club member, record store proprietor, label owner and talent scout.
Hundreds of beautifully composed images offer a rare glimpse into African-American neighborhoods and culture in mid-century New Orleans.
The collection of this renowned New Orleans drummer contains images from the beginning of his career in the 1920s through his rise to national stardom in the swing era.
A diverse collection with emphasis on the Blues and the evolution Rock and Roll in America.
A collection from Belgian musicologist Walter Eysselinck. Wonderful images of New Orleans brass bands and recording sessions dating from the late 1950s-Early 1960s.