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Hogan Jazz Archive General Research Guide

A general overview of the Hogan Jazz Archive collection and other helpful research resources for the study of jazz and the musical culture of New Orleans.

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What are archives?

Archives are non-circulating and non-current records of individuals, groups, institutions, and governments that contain information of enduring value. Archival repositories select, preserve, and make available these records.

What will I find in the Hogan Jazz Archive?

The Hogan Jazz Archive is a renowned center for New Orleans jazz research. The collection includes oral histories, recorded music, photographs, films, manuscript collections, sheet music and orchestrations. It also maintains files of clippings and bibliographic references; books and periodicals; and discographies and encyclopedias. To access and learn more about Hogan Jazz Archive collections, visit, or visit the Schiro Reading Room for Tulane University Special Collections. The reading room is located in Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., at Tulane University, in room 202 on the second floor. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Both Tulane students and the general public are welcome to conduct research using Tulane University Special Collections.


Members of the Young Tuxedo Brass Band at parade

Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Ralston Crawford Collection of Jazz Photography



This guide provides a general overview of collections and other helpful research resources for the study of jazz and New Orleans music and culture. For assistance with Hogan Jazz Archive collections, please contact the Special Collections Research Services Unit at or 504-865-5685.

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