HJA. Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
This collection comprises materials donated by the family of trumpeter and band leader Al Hirt documenting his musical career between 1959 and 1977. It includes programs and brochures, scripts, photographs, correspondence, fan mail, business papers and press clippings.
Antonia Compass was the third wife of jazz clarinetist, Alphonse Picou. This small collection of her personal papers from 1942-1961 includes incoming correspondence addressed to both Antonia and Alphonse Picou, financial and legal documents for several properties that she owned (including Picou’s Bar) as well as some personal documents. Of note is a letter from Lizzie Miles addressed to “Tony” (Antonia) and “Pic” (Alphonse).
The collection contains newspaper clippings, fliers, posters, programs and other publicity materials, along with photographs, books, test pressings of O.D.J.B. records, correspondence and sheet music. The collection also includes five scrapbooks, created by Nick LaRocca.
This collection contains materials related to and collected by pianist Don Ewell, documenting his personal and professional life. Materials comprise correspondence, photographs, clippings, A/V media, sheet music, books, and ephemera. Item subjects also include noteworthy New Orleans-associated musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Bunk Johnson, Lizzie Miles, Jelly Roll Morton, Nick LaRocca, Edward "Kid" Ory, and more.
The Mina Lea Crais papers include the records of various businesses run by Mina Lea Crais and her husband, Bill Crais, including the Vieux Carre Music Shop, Carnival Records and Mecca Magazine. The collection also contains the personal papers and scrapbooks of Bill Crais, photographs of friends and events, numerous clippings, programs and brochures (primarily jazz related) as well as materials documenting the New Orleans Jazz Club (NOJC), of which both Mina and Bill were longtime members.
This collection was found in and separated from the Danny Barker Collection, which was salvaged from Danny and Blue Lu Barker’s flooded Seventh Ward home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Multiple boxes of 45-7" Phonodiscs, 33-12" Phonodiscs, Album Covers
The collection consists of materials related to Kelly’s music career and his career in music industry sales from 1923-1982. It includes scrapbook pages, clippings, correspondence, telegrams, photographs and some ephemeral material. Most of the telegrams were sent from listeners to the Buddies Blue Melody Boys via Radio WFAA in Dallas, Texas, however several personal telegrams can be found interspersed throughout Series II of the collection.
This collection contains commercial recordings from mid-20th century rhythm and blues and gospel artists, as well as recordings of live broadcasts, interviews, and other radio segments played by, hosted by, and/or featuring radio disc jockey Vernon "Dr. Daddy-O" Winslow for his "Jivin' with Jax" program for WWEZ AM New Orleans. Portions of this collection have been digitized. See Additional Description below for more information.