Hogan Jazz Archive
The Hogan Jazz Archive supports research and learning in various disciplines, including the arts, humanities, social sciences. It also supports the university's teaching and research mission at every level, including undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral.
The Hogan Jazz Archive supports Tulane's mission by acquiring, preserving, organizing, and rendering accessible research materials on the history of New Orleans jazz and related musical genres. The department acquires materials relating to the cultural context that made the music possible, with special emphasis on Creole language and customs, social and professional associations and businesses pertinent to the musical life of the city, jazz pedagogy, ethnic and racial diversity, women's studies, and festival traditions, such as Carnival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
The Archive holds the papers of many musicians, including those of Nick LaRocca, Ray Bauduc, Knocky Parker, Max Kaminsky, and Phil Zito, as well as the sheet music collection of bandleader John Robichaux, the New Orleans Jazz photography collection by Ralston Crawford, and the papers of jazz record producers/collectors/writers Al Rose, Oren Blackstone, and Harry Souchon.
Most of the collection of the Hogan Jazz Archive has been acquired through donations from musicians, collectors, writers, scholars, and other interested parties. In addition, the Archive participates in cooperative agreements with corporations, government agencies, and non-profit corporations to develop potential enhancements, most notably in the donation of the Music City, Louisiana Jukebox, and LTV videos series by Cox Communications, by serving as the repository for the New Orleans Jazz Video Oral History Project undertaken by the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park/National Park Service, and in the oral history fieldwork collaboration with The Oral History Project, Inc., a 501 C3 non-profit corporation.