Allison Miner papers, 1971-1995 | Hogan Jazz Archive

Collection Overview

Title: Allison Miner papers, 1971-1995Add to your cart.

ID: HJA/MS 013

Primary Creator: Miner, Allison (1949-1995)

Extent: 10.66 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by format and size.  Boxes 1-3 contain reel-to-reel tapes.  Audio cassettes and VHS tapes can be found in box 4.  Business files, correspondence, interview transcripts and clippings are housed in boxes 5-7.  Box 7 also contains periodicals.  Oversize materials are in box 8 and all duplicate materials are in box 9.

Subjects: New Orleans (La) -- Music., Professor Longhair, 1918-1980

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Allison Miner papers span the years 1971-1995.  The collection features business and financial files pertaining to New Orleans blues singer and pianist, Professor Longhair, whose career Miner managed from the late 1970s until his death in 1980.  It also includes research materials for a biography she intended to pen and publish about him.

Collection Historical Note

Allison Miner (1949-1995) moved to New Orleans from Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1968 and quickly emerged as a positive force on the local music scene. Most notably, she helped found the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – Jazz Fest - and its archival wing, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Archive. She also helped bring Professor Longhair back into the musical limelight, kick-starting and managing his extraordinary “second career,” which had yet to peak at the time of his death in 1980. Miner had intended to be Professor Longhair’s biographer, but all plans were cut short by her own untimely death in 1995. Though her accomplishments were many, and a wide variety of referential materials are preserved in her collection, it is her work with Professor Longhair that the Allison Miner Collection most thoroughly chronicles.

Subject/Index Terms

New Orleans (La) -- Music.
Professor Longhair, 1918-1980

Administrative Information

Repository: Hogan Jazz Archive

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Oversize folder 1: Assorted posters; layout graphics for Professor Longhair Foundation brochure],
[Oversize folder 2: Oversized Professor Longhair honoraria],
[Oversize folder 3: Oversized Tipitina's advertising flyers],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Contains 36 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes, labeled as noted.
Folder 1: Snooks at ----Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Curtom studios presents/appears to be a dub of Alligator Al 4718 "Crawfish Fiesta"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Prof Longhair - The Temple, part 1, 9/22/73Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Prof Longhair - The Temple, part 2,, 9/22/73Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ruff Stereo 7 1/2 Prof Longhair 1, 4/11/72Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ruff Stereo 7 1/2 Prof Longhair 2, 4/11/72Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ruff Stereo 7 1/2 Prof Longhair 3, 4/11/72Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Ruff Stereo 7 1/2 Prof Longhair 4 (playlist inside box), 4/11/72Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Folk Festival USA - Chicago Folk Festival Professor Longhair 1, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Folk Festival USA - Chicago Folk Festival Professor Longhair 2, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Folk Festival USA - Chicago Folk Festival Professor Longhair 3, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Folk Festival USA - Chicago Folk Festival Professor Longhair 4, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Professor Longhair "At Home" 1st CopyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Interview with Prof. LonghairAdd to your cart.
By Warner Martin of Melbourne, Aus. at 1740 Terpsichore St., New Orleans, Sept. 27, 1979
Folder 15: Fess - Temple #1 (see no. 3), 9/22/73Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Fess - Temple #2 (see no. 4), 9/22/73Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Fess - Canadian Broadcast Doin It. Andrew Kaslow, Tony Dagradi, Ron Johnson, Dave Watson, Earl Gordon, Alfred Roberts, October 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: CBC Session II, Oct. 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Africa - HaitiAdd to your cart.
song list with record sources named on back of box Xerox of liner notes to Riverside RLP 4001, plis handwritten play list inside box
Folder 20: Professor Longhair, Heritage Fair, 4/29/72Add to your cart.
Folder 21: New Orleans Jazz Fest Stage 4 7/ Dr. Longhair, 4/14/73Add to your cart.
Folder 22: New Orleans Jazz Fest 8/ a. Dr. Longhair (concl.) b. James RiversAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: New Orleans Jazz Fest Stage 4, Dr. Longhair (remix of set [21,22]), 4/14/73Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Prof. Longhair Live in Europe (dub of German TV Videocassette) Will Harvey, gtr.; Robt. Harvey, bass; David Berger, harp; Shiba, drums.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Fess @ Jed's w/ Brooklyn Robert W----Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Chicago Transit AuthorityAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Prop of AME & AQD [Allison Miner and Quint Davis] Negro Country Jam Sessions/Possum Up a Simmon TreeAdd to your cart.
liner notes for Folk-Lyric 111 inside box
Folder 28: Prof Longhair Live at Jimmy's 1st and 2nd set, 4/14/78Add to your cart.
Will Harvey, gtr.; Walter Payton, bs.; Alfred Roberts, congas; Earl Gordon, drums; Andy Kaslow, Tony Dagradi, tenor saxophones; Fess, RMI elec. Piano
Folder 29: Curtom Studios Presents Professor LonghairAdd to your cart.
Remixes [Crawfish Fiesta]
Folder 30: Album Edit - NY - BR -MemphisAdd to your cart.
playlist on back of box- Earl Turbinton, Charles "Honeyboy", Otis, George Davis
Folder 31: prof. Longhair w/ B. B. King plus Bukka White & R. Sykes - N.O. Jazz & Heritage FestivalAdd to your cart.
transferred from 15ips Nagra
Folder 32: Longhar Demo B.R. - Professor Longhair Session (unmixed) James Taylor, Willie & Earl Turbinton -EraseAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Fess/Memphis [Playlist on back of box]Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Fess Memphis Edit [Playlist on back of box; variant playlist inside box]Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Professor Longhair at Jazz Festival, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Chappell Music Company, Wilson Turbinton, "Moment of Truth" [and other titles]Add to your cart.

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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
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[Box 5],
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[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Oversize folder 1: Assorted posters; layout graphics for Professor Longhair Foundation brochure],
[Oversize folder 2: Oversized Professor Longhair honoraria],
[Oversize folder 3: Oversized Tipitina's advertising flyers],
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