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

Browse by Box:

[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],

Box 4Add to your cart.
Contains 44 cassette tapes and 3 VHS tapes, labeled as noted
Folder 1: Fess on Honky Tonk Radio London, 3/26/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Tipitina's, 6/30/77Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Professor Longhair with band, Mosebache, Sweden, March 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Mosebache Prof. Longhair, 3/30/1979Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Prof. Longhair Tipitina's, 6/10/78Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fess at Tipitina's, 10/28/79Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Fess at Tipitina's Mardi Gras, 2/24/79Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Radio Bremen MixAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Dave Bartholomew, 5/2/88Add to your cart.
Folder 10: WRUW-FM Allison's Prof. Longhair Show Cleveland, Ohio, 12/16/1985Add to your cart.
Folder 11: New York Portable & Snooks cuts, 4/10/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 12: NY Portable, 4/8/72 - 4/9/72Add to your cart.
Folder 13: New York Portable, 4/9/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Interview w/ Fess, 3/11/79Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Interview w/ Fess; Interview w/ Bo Dollis WTUL, 3/11/79; Feb. 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Lund/Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Professor Longhair with Alfred "Live" at the Childe Herald, 2/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Professor Longhair Obit. ATC, 1/31/80Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Mosebache - Wed. #1Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Mardi Gras M<ambo at the Boarding House, San FranciscoAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Professor Longhair & the Blues Scholars rehearsalAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Allen Toussain interviewed by Allison Miner at Seasaint Studio, 6/29/90Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Jack Dupre Interview, 5/9/90Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Fess Project Interviews: Alice Byrd; Cosimo Matassa, 4/27/88; 4/28/88Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Fess LPAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Fess - 501Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Fess at Rosy's, 3/1977Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Professor Longhair, WCPN, Journey Into Jazz, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Professor Longhair 1 Grand Ljungby, SwedenAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Professor Longhair 2 Grand Ljungby, SwedenAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Fess - Rivers; Kid Thomas Valentine at C.A.C., 1/2/1982Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Wm Byrd Interview: Interview with Professor Longhair's paternal uncle at his home.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Professor Longhair mixes - CurtomAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Fess at Rosy's, 8/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Prof. Longhair, House party N.O. StyleAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Quinn Mary, Linder and Paul Maucathy (sic) Prof. Longhair Side AAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Professor Longhair Village Gate, 5/20/79Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Interview with Alice Byrd, 6/15/80Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Fess - Bogalusa Gig, 11/15/75Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Professsor Longhair WCPN - 1987 Journey into JazzAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: A. Miner WWOZ Radio Show 1980 - Professor LonghairAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: "Richard", 2/90Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Professor Longhair, SS President, National Public Radio, 4/27/79Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Garden Stage, Nice, France, 7/1978Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Allison Miner InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Allison Miner, 1/11/95Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Allison Miner LastAdd to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[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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