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],
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Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Professor Longhair awards, honorariaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Professor Longhair military recordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Professor Longhair copyright depositsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Professor Longhair discographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Professor Longhair set lists, tape logsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Professor Longhair royalty statementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Professor Longhair copyright assigments, clearance formsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Professor Longhair miscellaneous financial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Professor Longhair income tax returns, 1971-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Professor Longhair contracts and agreementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Professor Longhair succession, Alice Byrd willAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Alice Byrd financial papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Professor Longhair FoundationAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Professor Longhair MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Professor Longhair poster - Fred O' NeilAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Byrd Enterprises - Professor Longhair riderAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Professor Longhair - 1971 Festival of American FolklifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1975 Philadelphia Folk FestivalAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1975-76 European tourAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1977 West Coast tourAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1978 summer tour - Nice, FranceAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1978 summer tour, cont'd - Koln, the Hague, Oslo, Karlstad, StockholmAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1978 Galveston Jazz FestivalAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1979 Scandinavian tourAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1979 tour of Northeast and CanadaAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1979 "New Orleans in New Jersey" jobAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1979 Juneteenth Blues Festival, HoustonAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Professor Longhair jobs and tours - 1979 Midwest Blues FestivalAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Cosmic Q, Inc. (Quint Davis)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Alligator RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Barclay RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Dancing Cat RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Harvest Records - "Live on the Queen Mary"Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Mercury Records (PolyGram)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Nighthawk RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Rhino RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Rounder Records (Bearsville) - "House Party New Orleans Style"Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Tacmot / Tomcat ProductionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Allison Miner handwritten notes on Cousin JoeAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Allison Miner handwritten notes on Professor LonghairAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Allison Miner handwritten notes, ca., 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Allison Miner handwritten notes, ca., 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Allison Miner handwritten notes, ca., 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Allison Miner handwritten notes, ca., 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Allison Miner handwritten notes, ca., 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Allison Miner handwritten notes, ca. n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Receipts for equipmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Receipts, 1974 - 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 49: 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Receipts and financial notes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Receipts, 1988 - 1993Add to your cart.

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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],
[All]


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