Archival Collections

The Institute of Jazz Studies archives program collects, preserves, and provides access to jazz and its heritage to the world for research, creative expression, and enjoyment. The Institute’s archives include unique and unpublished materials with enduring value created and/or compiled by people and organizations related to jazz culture. The IJS is a public research repository and accepts donations of collections with the primary purpose of making those collections available to students, scholars, and the general public.

The Institute’s archival holdings consist of collections of personal papers and organizational records that document the growth and development of jazz throughout the 20th century. These materials are available to the public by appointment. 

Finding aids for the majority of the Institute's archival collections are searchable on the website, Archives and Special Collections at Rutgers.

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We're working on making finding aids for these collections available online. In the meantime, please contact us to make an appointment to access these materials.

IJS.0180Aaron Diamond collection of big band transcribed scores
IJS.0086  Bill Hughes collection of Count Basie Orchestra library scores and correspondence
IJS.0170Bill Miner audio recordings
IJS.0132Bill Spilka collection of live performance audiovisual recordings
IJS.0354Bob Cunningham papers
IJS.0175Carl Kendziora audio recordings
IJS.0349 Chris Albertson papers
IJS.0263Clarence Hutchenrider papers
IJS.0240Clark Fisher collection of Record Research
IJS.0078Concord Music Group business records and music
IJS.0351Connie Crothers audio recordings
IJS.0045Dan Mahoney discographical research collection
IJS.0056Dan Morgenstern papers
IJS.0332David Carp interview transcript with Leslie Johnakins
IJS.0121Don Maggin jazz research collection
IJS.0271Dutch Jazz Clippings
IJS.0120Eddie Bert music and papers
IJS.0293 Edwin "Squirrel" Ashcroft papers
IJS.0236Elliott Horne audio recordings
IJS.0210Florentine Films records
IJS.0073Frank Jolliffe music, papers, and audiovisual recordings
IJS.0012George Hoefer research files
IJS.0196George T. Simon collection of audio recordings
IJS.0353Guy Sterling jazz ephemera and memorabilia collection
IJS.0355Hampton Hawes papers and artifacts
IJS.0072Helen Mandel photographs and papers
IJS.0138Institute of Jazz Studies artist and clippings files
IJS.0047Institute of Jazz Studies collection of artwork, graphics, and posters
IJS.0036Institute of Jazz Studies collection of audio recording catalogs
IJS.0113Institute of Jazz Studies collection of audio recordings
IJS.0032Institute of Jazz Studies collection of ephemera, memorabilia, and scrapbooks
IJS.0082Institute of Jazz Studies collection of jazz oral history sound recordings
IJS.0033Institute of Jazz Studies collection of manuscript and printed music
IJS.0150Institute of Jazz Studies collection of moving image recordings
IJS.0003Institute of Jazz Studies institutional records
IJS.0048Institute of Jazz Studies photograph collection
IJS.0061International Art of Jazz business records
IJS.0189International Association of Jazz Record Collectors business records
IJS.0235Irving and Stephanie Stone collection of New York City avant garde ephemera
IJS.0081James "Tad" Hershorn collection on Norman Granz
IJS.0064Jan Shapiro collection of Boswell Sisters oral history interviews and transcripts
IJS.0119Jazz Oral History Project interview transcripts and audio recordings
IJS.0209Jerry Bakst collection of Voice of America audio recordings
IJS.0169Jess Stacy collection
IJS.0220Jimmy Butts papers and audio recordings
IJS.0024Joe Newman papers
IJS.0226John Dawson audio recordings
IJS.0145John Mehegan collection
IJS.0059John S. Wilson papers and audio recordings
IJS.0105John T. Fitch audio recordings
IJS.0250Kay Saunders collection of ABC Booking Corporation business records
IJS.0350Luckey Roberts and Lena Sanford papers
IJS.0117Manny Albam music, papers, and audiovisual recordings
IJS.0007Marshall Brown music, papers, audio recordings, and artifacts
IJS.0060Mary Lou Williams Foundation records
IJS.0114Mary Lou Williams Music and Personal Papers
IJS.0123Michael Cuscuna papers and audio recordings
IJS.0254Michael Lyden clippings on Ray Charles
IJS.0167Mississippi Rag photographs
IJS.0265Mollie Kikuchi papers and jazz ephemera
IJS.0179Muggsy Spanier music library
IJS.0071Nancy Miller Elliott collection
IJS.0075Patrick Bowen collection of arrangements
IJS.0328PBS 'Just Jazz' materials
IJS.0276Pee Wee Russell artifacts and artwork
IJS.0125Peter Van Steeden collection of stock arrangements
IJS.0295Ran Blake scores
IJS.0055Roger Wolfe Kahn music and personal papers
IJS.0118Rudi Blesh papers, audio recordings, and artifacts
IJS.0190Russ Revelle Orchestra collection
IJS.0182Rutgers Jazz Bandits collection
IJS.0109Sonny Dunham papers and audio recordings
IJS.0015Theodora (Teddi) King Papers
IJS.0133Teo Macero collection
IJS.0063Terence Ripmaster papers and Bucky Pizzarelli audio recordings
IJS.0130Tommy Talbert music, papers, and audio recordings
IJS.0103Tom Faber collection on Adrian and Dixie Rollini
IJS.0016Wallace Theodore "Ed" Kirkeby papers
IJS.0001Walter C. Allen discographical research collection
IJS.0124Warren Vache Sr. papers and audio recordings
IJS.0106William "Dicky" Wells papers
IJS.0334 William Parker Vision Festival publications