Allison Miner papers, 1971-1995 | Hogan Jazz Archive

Collection Overview

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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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Duplicate materials (including press kits, promo photo, periodicals, ect.)

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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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