The Hogan Jazz Archive collects and preserves published books and journals on New Orleans jazz, related musical genres and topics that show the cultural context that made the music possible. Special emphasis is on Creole customs, social and professional associations and businesses pertinent to the musical life of the city, jazz pedagogy, racial diversity and local traditions.
The Archive also has a substantial collection of uncataloged journals. These are accessible via the card catalog located in the Hogan Jazz Archive reading room. Please contact us with any inquiries about our uncataloged journal holdings.
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Reference resources, including a vast array of dictionaries and encyclopedias, are available for browsing in the Hogan Jazz Archive reading room. Additionally, several music-specific dictionaries and encyclopedias are available electronically via the Library's subscription databases.