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 3Add to your cart.
Contains 19 7-inch reel-to-reel tapes; 20 5-inch reel-to-reel tapes; and 3 3-inch reel-to-reel tapes, labeled as noted
Folder 1: Worthless Audio, Can be ErasedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1. Africa 2. Work Song 3. Field Hollars 4. Religious [playlist on back of box]Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Benny Goodman Orchestra / Duke Ellington Orchestra IAdd to your cart.
cuts listed on back of box
Folder 5: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 6: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 8: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 10: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Tony diGradi w/ Inner Visions (plus James Black) at Lu & Charlies, 5/28/77Add to your cart.
Folder 12: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 13: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bearsville, Professor Longhair Session (unmixed) Reel 1Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Professor Longhair, T.J.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bearsville Jam - Reels 1 & 2 from Bearsville Studios: playlist on back of boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: SpeechesAdd to your cart.
This Tape records many of the speeches I made during the 1920's, 1930's & 1940's [signed] Rodney Crowther [notes on back of box]
Folder 18: Personal recollections of R. CrowtherAdd to your cart.
This tape records many of my personal recollections...[signed] R. Crowther [notes on back of and inside box]
Folder 19: Playlist of classical music inside boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Another Po-Boy Production. The Contemporary Arts Center Presents: Alvin Battiste and the Southern University Jazz EnsembleAdd to your cart.
5 inch reel to reel
Folder 21: variety mix - handwritten playlistsAdd to your cart.
5 inch reel to reel
Folder 22: Mardi Gras Indian Band/ Roosevelt Sykes/ Storyville Jazz BandAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Another Po-Boy Production. The Contemporary Arts Center Presents: The Krewe of Clones BallAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Doug Kershaw / James RiversAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Hubert Davis & Season Travelers / Henry the Fiddler / Percy Randolph / Ott FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Another Po-Boy Production. The Contemporary Art Center's Jazz Factory Presents: Douglas Ewart & Ramsey McCleanAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Olympia in Parade / Robert Pete Williams / Kid Thomas / Bob GreeneAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Classical music playlist on back of boxAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: George Henry JacksonAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Goldston & ThomAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Dallas FrazierAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: New Orleans Classic Ragtime Orchestra / Grand Mamou Cajun Band / Danny BarkerAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: David Clayton - Thomas 1) Professor LonghairAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Another Po-Boy Production. The Contemporary Arts Center Presents: The Krewe of Clones Ball [as per 3-24]Add to your cart.
Folder 36: piano playingAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 38: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 39: [no provenance]Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Ellis Marsalis, Kid Thomas, Allison KaslowAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Dylan ThomasAdd to your cart.
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[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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