New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive

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The Jazz and Heritage Archive sits in the historic French Quarter and houses years of New Orleans' cultural heritage.

The Jazz and Heritage Archive sits in the historic French Quarter and houses years of New Orleans' cultural heritage.

2016-2027 Jazz & Heritage Archive Fellowships
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive is pleased to announce the availability of applications for its 2016-2017 Fellowship Program.

Up to three fellowships of $5,000 each will be awarded for the study of Louisiana culture that utilizes the resources of the Jazz & Heritage Archive.

The Jazz & Heritage Archive Fellowships are intended for scholars who have a demonstrated capacity for documenting the cultural and artistic life of New Orleans and Louisiana, using productive scholarship and presenting their findings in publications, presentations or exhibitions.

Goals of the fellowship program include:

* Encouraging the productive, scholarly use of the collections in the Jazz & Heritage Archive.

* Supporting new documentation projects that will produce primary resource material of lasting value for future research, and that will contribute to the collections in the Jazz & Heritage Archive.

* To encourage scholarship regionally.

While the Jazz & Heritage Archive resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area. The Jazz & Heritage Archive catalogue is currently not available online; applicants are strongly encouraged to call the Archive to discuss materials of interest.

Eligible applicants include MA or Ph.D. candidates, academic scholars or independent scholars with a considerable record of achievement in cultural studies.

How to Apply
Create a user account and complete the application at this web site: Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

Application deadline: October 31.

Award notification: December 1.

Archive Mission
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive is an educational resource that identifies, collects, preserves and protects materials of cultural and historical significance to New Orleans and Louisiana, as well as the records of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and its assets and programs. These materials are to be used solely for scholarly research and interpretation and to support the mission of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

The Collection:
The Archive is the repository of materials and information from the Foundation’s various programs and activities — including Jazz Fest. These materials are made available for scholarly and other types of research.

A large portion of the collection consists of recordings from Jazz Fest — from the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, as well as the African, Folk and Food Heritage stages. These sessions provide exclusive information relating to Louisiana’s culture and its impact on the world.

The Archive also houses a vast inventory of photos, posters, film footage, audio tapes, signs, business records and other artifacts from events dating to the beginning of the Foundation.

The Archive at Jazz Fest:
The Archive actively uses Jazz Fest to develop new content by producing high-quality recordings of the interviews with artists at the Alison Miner Music Heritage Stage. These oral histories provide first–hand documentation of the artistry that comprises Louisiana culture — and they’re fun.

The Library of Congress has selected materials from the Archive, including early broadcast recordings by radio station WWOZ, to be included in its prestigious National Recording Registry. The Crescent City Living Legends Collection of material from 1973 to 2001 includes recordings of the Como Drum and Fife Corps, the Olympia Brass Band, Clifton Chenier, Professor Longhair, James Booker and many others.

The Archive’s activities are supported by a crew of hard–working volunteers and by the Louisiana Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Grammy Foundation. The Archive is open to the public by appointment.

For more information, please contact the Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive by calling (504) 558-6138. Or click on this link to send an email.

Contact Information:
The Jazz & Heritage Archive
901 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 558-6138
Fax: (504) 558-6137



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2015-2016Jazz & Heritage Archive Fellowship Guidelines
Please read carefully before submitting an application.

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