The Hogan Jazz Archive allows and encourages patrons to bring their digital cameras to our reading room in order to make digital image copies of material viewed onsite. This is because, unlike photocopying, photography (without flash) does not damage documents.

We request patrons observe the following rules when using digital cameras to make copies:

  • Please turn off all flash and sound elements
  • Use the ambient lighting available in the room. We ask patrons to not set items close to the window sills, in order to avoid potential sun damage.

Photocopying and Reproduction

The Hogan Jazz Archive and Tulane University Special Collections do not provide photocopying services.

Because of copyright restrictions, the Hogan Jazz Archive does not make copies of materials from its recorded sound collections, with the exception of brief excerpts from the oral history interviews, subject to the discretion of the Curator, nor does it reproduce film.


A Bookeye 4 scanner is available for use at no charge. Patrons may email scans to themselves or save them to a personal thumb drive.

All commercial use of reproduced materials from the collection of the Hogan Jazz Archive (graphics and oral history) will require a Limited License of Use and Indemnity Agreement signed by the patron and the Curator.