The Hogan Jazz Archive has thousands of moving image resources in its collection. In addition to the general commercial DVD and VHS collection, which is searchable via the Library Catalog, there are also unique 16mm films, collections from local filmmakers Jim Gabour and Don Perry and the complete Music City, Louisiana Jukebox, and LTV series by Cox Communications. It is also a repository for the Jazz National Historic Park Oral History Project undertaken by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and the New Orleans Jazz Commission.
COMMERCIAL DVDs & VHS Tapes
Researchers may search our commercial DVD and VHS holdings - including documentaries, feature films, and television shows - via the online Library Catalog.
For a more precise search, use the Advanced Search page and be sure to limit your Location to "Special Collections (Jones Hall)" and Format to "Video Recording."
JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK ORAL HISTORIES
In 1998, the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, part of the National Park Service, and the New Orleans Jazz Commission conducted a series of videotaped oral histories of New Orleans jazz legends to continue the work that first began at the Hogan Jazz Archive in 1958. Both projects were created to collect and preserve the memories and oral traditions of New Orleans musicians.
Michel Bastide collection - The majority of the Bastide films are commercial prints or clips from Jazz soundies and feature films released by companies including: Paramount, Warner Brother’s, and MGM.
Dave McCain/Boswell Sisters collection - Commercial film clips related to the Boswell Sisters, donated by David McCain in 1998.
Additionally, there are unique films created by Bill Russell, Jack Terry, and Jack Hurley, which are pertinent to the history of jazz culture in New Orleans.
OTHER NOTABLE COLLECTIONS