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 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tipitina's Social Aid and Pleasure ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Tipitina's advertising flyers, press kit, menuAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Tipitina's stickholdersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Tipitina's trade nameAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Advertising Flyers from Places Other than Tipitina'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Programs and BrochuresAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: John BrovenAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Grace LichensteinAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Jerry WexlerAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: WWOZAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: "Alligator Ball"Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Piano Night" (Tipitina's)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together" - Stevenson PalfiAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: The Piano StylistAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: calling cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: InvitationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: ticketsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: miscellaneous photographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: "Jazz Jam '77"Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Allison Miner grant applicationAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Allison Miner stationeryAdd to your cart.
Item 22: Periodical: Aloft, May 1979 - June 1979Add to your cart.
Item 23: Periodical: Blue Flame, no. 15 (ca. 1971)Add to your cart.
Item 24: Periodical: Blues Unlimited, no. 130 (May 1978 - August 1978)Add to your cart.
Item 25: Periodical: Cobblestone, vol. 7, no. 5; vol. 7, no. 8, May 1986 - August 1986Add to your cart.
Item 26: Periodical: Contemporary Keyboard, vol. 4, no. 2, 12/1978Add to your cart.
Item 27: Periodical: Cultural Vistas, vol. 4, no. 2, Summer 1993Add to your cart.
Item 28: Periodical: Down Beat, vol. 47, no. 4; vol. 49, no. 7; vol. 49, no. 9, April 1980, July 1982, September 1982Add to your cart.
Item 29: Footnote vol. 3, no. 3, 2/1972Add to your cart.
Item 30: Grapevine, no. 3, 1/1991Add to your cart.
Item 31: Jazz, Blues and Co., May 1978 - June 1978Add to your cart.
Item 32: Jazz Hot, no. 304, 4/1974Add to your cart.
Item 33: Jet, vol. 57, no. 24, 2/28/1980Add to your cart.
Item 34: Living Blues, no. 26, 3/1976 - 4/1976Add to your cart.
Item 35: New Orleans, vol 14, no 3; vol 15, no 5; vol 18, no 11, 12/1979 ; 2/1981 ; 8/1984Add to your cart.
Item 36: New Orleans International, vol 3, no 2, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 37: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Quarterly, vol 2, no 3, Summer 1990Add to your cart.
Item 38: NOCCA Arts, vol 7, no 1, Fall 1990Add to your cart.
Item 39: Piano Stylist, 2/1990 - 3/1990Add to your cart.
Item 40: Scanorama, 6/1978 - 7/1978Add to your cart.
Item 41: Southern Exposure, vol 15, no 1, Spring 1987Add to your cart.
Item 42: Spin, vol 3, no 1; vol 3, no 2, 4/1987 - 5/1987Add to your cart.
Item 43: Stony Plain, no 26, Autumn 1994Add to your cart.
Item 44: Time, vol 115, no 6, 2/11/1980Add to your cart.
Item 45: Wavelength, no 28, 2/1983Add to your cart.
Item 46: Realia: Professor Longhair Mask, Air AfriquetotebagAdd 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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