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.

2015-2016 Jazz & Heritage Archive Fellowship Program
The Jazz & Heritage Archive is now acceping applications for the Jazz & Heritage Archive Fellowship Program. Scholars may submit applications to receive stipends of up to $5,000 to conduct research using the Jazz & Heritage Archive collection materials and archival materials at other institutions in New Orleans. Please see here for guidelines and application information. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2016.

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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