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 2Add to your cart.
Contains 36 7-inch reel-to-reel tapesand 4 10-inch reel-to-reel tapes, labeled as noted
Folder 1: Allison's Kids - Children Singing - AME - Irish Channel GroupAdd to your cart.
song list on back of box brief notes inside box
Folder 2: On Your Toes- Reel One- Music, Richard Rodgers; Lyrics, Lorenz HartAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: On Your Toes - Reel 2 -Rodgers & HartAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Side One: Interview with Monk Boudreaux, Chief, Golden Eagles at 4527 S. Miro St. Side Two: Interview with Vincent Trepanier, honorary chief, Yellow Pocahontas at 5115 Law St.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fess - Barclay Session Side I [with track listing]Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fess - Barclay Session Side II [with track listing]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys, 4/15/83Add to your cart.
[1 of 4] [play list on back of box]
Folder 8: Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys, 4/15/83Add to your cart.
[2 of 4] [play list on back of box]
Folder 9: Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys, 4/15/83Add to your cart.
[3 of 4] [play list on back of box]
Folder 10: Walter Mouton and the Scott Playboys, 4/15/83Add to your cart.
[4 of 4] [play list on back of box]
Folder 11: Inez Catalon - M. Doucet, 4/22/83Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Richards - Felix, Sterling & Zachary I, 4/15/83Add to your cart.
[play list on back of box]
Folder 13: The Richards - Felix, Sterling & Zachary II ; Inez Catalon & M. Doucet, 4/15/83; 4/22/83Add to your cart.
[play list on back of box]
Folder 14: Marcel Dugas& the Entertainers I, 4/1/1983Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Marcel Dugas& the Entertainers II, 4/1/1983Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Marcel Dugas& the Entertainers III, 4/1/1983Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Marcel Dugas& the Entertainers 41, 4/1/1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Marcel Dugas& the Entertainers 46, 4/1/1983Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Property of Quint and AllisonAdd to your cart.
[dubs of commercial recordings; playlists inside box]
Folder 20: N.O.R.K./ K. Oliver/ Keppard/ J. RollAdd to your cart.
[dubs, playlists on back of box]
Folder 21: The Staples Singers: Will the Circle Be UnbrokenAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Early BluesAdd to your cart.
[from lps, notes on back of box]
Folder 23: Clifton & Blues Piano OrgyAdd to your cart.
[from lps, notes on back of box and inside box]
Folder 24: Louis Armstrong Reel 2Add to your cart.
[notes inside box]
Folder 25: Bishop Henderson - Sacred Heart Shrine Spiritual ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: tape sent to Allison from friend letter and song list enclosed in boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Work SongsAdd to your cart.
from Folkways lps, notes inside box
Folder 28: Earl Turbinton, Julies Farmer, Johnny VidacovichAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Earl Turbinton Jazz Festival - New Orleans '73Add to your cart.
song list on back of box
Folder 30: Carter FamilyAdd to your cart.
from LPs, song list on back of box
Folder 31: Charlie Parker sode one of "Now's the Time"Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Cuban, West African, Reggae WTUL, 11/20/78Add to your cart.
Folder 33: James Booker "Boogie Woogie & Ragtime Piano Contest"Add to your cart.
from LPs
Folder 34: Property of Allison - See NotesAdd to your cart.
notes inside box - Negro Religious Songs & Services LP
Folder 35: Jackson Square, 4/23/78Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Jackson Square Pieces of  8, 4/23/78Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Chank a Chank - Allison Kaslow 1 for airplay, 8/28/1988Add to your cart.
playlist inside box [10 inch reel-to-reel tapes]
Folder 38: Chank a Chank Allison Kaslow 2Add to your cart.
playlist inside box
Folder 39: Chank a Chank Allison Kaslow 3 for airplay, 8/21/1988Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Chank a Chank Allison Kaslow, Add interview Rowan, 7/17/88Add to your cart.
[notes inside box]

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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
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[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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