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 The Institute’s archives include unique and unpublished materials with enduring value created and/or compiled by people and organizations related to jazz culture.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. 

A large number of our collections have been processed and finding aids are available in ArchivesSpace. 

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Collections in process

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.

COLLECTION #

COLLECTION NAME

IJS.0180

Aaron Diamond collection of big band transcribed scores

IJS.0101

Abbey Lincoln personal papers

IJS.0103

Tom Faber collection on Adrian and Dixie Rollini

IJS.0080  

Andrew Hill papers, music and audiovisual recordings

IJS.0112

Anne Seidlitz collection on Hampton Hawes

IJS.0107

Annie Ross papers

IJS.0058  

Art Hodes papers

IJS.0116

Benny Carter papers

IJS.0005

Bill Barron papers

IJS.0086  

Bill Hughes collection of Count Basie Orchestra library scores and correspondence

IJS.0170

Bill Miner audio recordings

IJS.0132

Bill Spilka collection of live performance audiovisual recordings

IJS.0175

Carl Kendziora audio recordings

IJS.0127

Chico O'Farrill papers, music, and audio recordings

IJS.0349 

Chris Albertson papers

IJS.0298 

Chris Bowman Collection of Elizabeth Woolsey photographs and ephemera

IJS.0263 

Clarence Hutchenrider papers

IJS.0240 

Clark Fisher collection of Record Research

IJS.0078  

Concord Music Group business records and music

IJS.0045  

Dan Mahoney discographical research collection

IJS.0056  

Dan Morgenstern papers

IJS.0332 

David Carp interview transcript with Leslie Johnakins

IJS.0100

Dick Wellstood papers

IJS.0106

William "Dicky" Wells papers

IJS.0121

Don Maggin jazz research collection

IJS.0271 

Dutch Jazz Clippings

IJS.0016

Wallace Theodore "Ed" Kirkeby papers

IJS.0120

Eddie Bert music and papers

IJS.0293 

Edwin "Squirrel" Ashcroft papers

IJS.0104

Ella Fitzgerald collection

IJS.0236 

Elliott Horne audio recordings

IJS.0210 

Florentine Films records

IJS.0073  

Frank Jolliffe music, papers, and audiovisual recordings

IJS.0012

George Hoefer research files

IJS.0196

George T. Simon collection of audio recordings

IJS.0326 

Harold Wheeler arrangements for Buddy Rich

IJS.0072  

Helen Mandel photographs and papers

IJS.0020

Howard Mcghee papers

IJS.0138

Institute of Jazz Studies artist and clippings files

IJS.0047  

Institute of Jazz Studies collection of artwork, graphics, and posters

IJS.0036

Institute of Jazz Studies collection of audio recording catalogs

IJS.0113

Institute of Jazz Studies collection of audio recordings

IJS.0032

Institute of Jazz Studies collection of ephemera, memorabilia, and scrapbooks

IJS.0082  

Institute of Jazz Studies collection of jazz oral history sound recordings

IJS.0033

Institute of Jazz Studies collection of manuscript and printed music

IJS.0150

Institute of Jazz Studies collection of moving image recordings

IJS.0003

Institute of Jazz Studies institutional records

IJS.0048  

Institute of Jazz Studies photograph collection

IJS.0061  

International Art of Jazz business records

IJS.0189

International Association of Jazz Record Collectors business records

IJS.0235 

Irving and Stephanie Stone collection of New York City avant garde ephemera

IJS.0081  

James "Tad" Hershorn collection on Norman Granz

IJS.0111

James P. Johnson music and papers

IJS.0064  

Jan Shapiro collection of Boswell Sisters oral history interviews and transcripts

IJS.0119

Jazz Oral History Project interview transcripts and audio recordings

IJS.0209 

Jerry Bakst collection of Voice of America audio recordings

IJS.0169

Jess Stacy collection

IJS.0220 

Jimmy Butts papers and audio recordings

IJS.0024

Joe Newman papers

IJS.0226 

John Dawson audio recordings

IJS.0145

John Mehegan collection

IJS.0059  

John S. Wilson papers and audio recordings

IJS.0105

John T. Fitch audio recordings

IJS.0250 

Kay Saunders collection of ABC Booking Corporation business records

IJS.0050  

Leonard Feather papers

IJS.0117

Manny Albam music, papers, and audiovisual recordings

IJS.0007

Marshall Brown music, papers, audio recordings, and artifacts

IJS.0030

Marshall Stearns Personal Papers

IJS.0060  

Mary Lou Williams Foundation records

IJS.0114

Mary Lou Williams Music and Personal Papers

IJS.0123

Michael Cuscuna papers and audio recordings

IJS.0254 

Michael Lyden clippings on Ray Charles

IJS.0167

Mississippi Rag photographs

IJS.0265 

Mollie Kikuchi papers and jazz ephemera

IJS.0179

Muggsy Spanier music library

IJS.0021

Musicraft Records, Incorporated business records and audio recordings

IJS.0071  

Nancy Miller Elliott collection

IJS.0038

Newport Jazz Festival records

IJS.0075  

Patrick Bowen collection of arrangements

IJS.0328 

PBS 'Just Jazz' materials

IJS.0276 

Pee Wee Russell artifacts and artwork

IJS.0125

Peter Van Steeden collection of stock arrangements

IJS.0151

Ralph Berton papers

IJS.0295 

Ran Blake scores

IJS.0055  

Roger Wolfe Kahn music and personal papers

IJS.0118

Rudi Blesh papers, audio recordings, and artifacts

IJS.0190

Russ Revelle Orchestra collection

IJS.0182

Rutgers Jazz Bandits collection

IJS.0074  

Sal Mosca business records, audiovisual recordings, and artifacts

IJS.0102

Sal Salvador Orchestra collection

IJS.0109

Sonny Dunham papers and audio recordings

IJS.0015

Theodora (Teddi) King Papers

IJS.0133

Teo Macero collection

IJS.0063  

Terence Ripmaster papers and Bucky Pizzarelli audio recordings

IJS.0130

Tommy Talbert music, papers, and audio recordings

IJS.0057  

Victoria Spivey personal papers

IJS.0001

Walter C. Allen discographical research collection

IJS.0124

Warren Vache Sr. papers and audio recordings

IJS.0002

Basie family  papers and artifacts

IJS.0334 

William Parker Vision Festival publications

IJS.0008

Wilma Dobie personal papers