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 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Allison Miner calendars and daybooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Transcript, Alice Byrd interviewed by Andrew KaslowAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Transcript, William Byrd interviewed by Andrew KaslowAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Transcript, Professor Longhair and Quint Davis interviewed by NigelAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes from Milton Batists, Jr. conversation with Allison MinerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Undated correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Newspaper clippings, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Newspaper clippings, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Newspaper clippings, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Newspaper clippings, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Newspaper clippings, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Newspaper clippings, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Newspaper clippings, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Newspaper clippings, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Newspaper clippings, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Newspaper clippings, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Newspaper clippings, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Newspaper clippings, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Newspaper clippings, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Newspaper clippings, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Newspaper clippings, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Newspaper clippings, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Newspaper clippings, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Newspaper clippings, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Newspaper clippings, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Newspaper clippings, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Newspaper clippings, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Newspaper clippings, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Newspaper clippings, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Newspaper clippings, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Newspaper clippings, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Newspaper clippings, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Newspaper clippings 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Undated newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Professor Longhair obituariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Professor Longhair coroner's report; funeral arrangementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Professor Longhair Memorial Concert (1 of 2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Professor Longhair Memorial Concert (2 of 2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Local Musicians Union 174-496 bulletins, memoranda, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Local Musicians Union 174-496 and other union contractsAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Professor Longhair biosAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Professor Longhair sheet musicAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Professor Longhair 1974 house fire benefit concertsAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Professor Longhair press kitAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Lay-out pages for Professor Longhair press kitAdd 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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