The Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) exhibition gallery, located on the second floor of Jones Hall, features a variety of exhibitions that showcase TUSC holdings.

Tulane University, Uptown Campus
Jones Hall, Room 208A
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Current Exhibition

“Music IS the Scene”: Jazz Fest’s First Decade, 1970-1979

On view March 4 – May 27, 2022

Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm

Special Weekend and "Moonlight Mondays" Evening Hours:
Monday, March 28, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, March 12, 12pm - 3pm
Sunday, April 3, 12pm - 3pm
Monday, April 25, 10am - 7pm
Saturday, May 21, 12pm - 3pm
Sunday, May 22, 12pm - 3pm
Monday, May 23, 10am - 7pm
Visitor parking directions and parking map for weekend and evening hours

TUSC Reading Room appointments will be open during the exhibition's Monday and Saturday hours. Click here to make a research appointment.


View a digital version of the exhibition, available via Tulane Online Exhibits.

Tulane students, staff, and faculty may check out Jazz Fest materials from the companion exhibit, curated by Media Services student employees. Media Services is located on the 6th floor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library of Tulane Libraries. On view March 6 - May 27.

Download the exhibition poster.


Open to the public
Archiving Jazz Fest: A Conversation with Rachel Lyons, Archivist, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive
Thursday, May 26
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT
Online only - Free admission
Click here to register for the Zoom event.

Attendees from around the world have enjoyed the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for over 50 years. But it's the important work of archiving Jazz Fest that ensures that its history and memories are never forgotten. In this online presentation and conversation with Rachel Lyons, who has done this work for 23 years, learn more about the origins of the festival's official archive, what it takes to archive the multifaceted event, and interesting stories that archival work can reveal.

Hosted by Melissa A. Weber, curator of the Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC).

Open to Newcomb-Tulane College students
Celebrate Jazz Fest with NTC and TUSC
Monday, April 11, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Gallery Tour for NTC College Scholars
Wednesday, April 13, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.


Melissa A. Weber, Curator, Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz, mweber3@tulane.edu


Past Exhibitions

Recent exhibitions include Captive Voices: Hearing, Seeing, and Imagining Angola Prison, launched as a complement to the 2019 Tulane Reading Project selection, Vengeance by Zachary Lazar, and Proteus 1892, Teunisson 1902, and Louis Armstrong 1949: Selections from the Carnival Holdings. View highlights from the following recent exhibitions on the Tulane Libraries YouTube channel:

Digital Exhibitions
Loans for Exhibitions

Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) welcomes loan requests from institutions with established exhibition programs and professional staff qualified to handle the materials requested. Loan requests are judged on their own merits and the final decision to loan an item is made on a case by case basis. For more information about our loan program, please email Kevin Williams, Coordinator for Exhibits & Outreach, Tulane University Special Collections, kevinw@tulane.edu.