Academic centers libraries & archives
Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies
This website documents the services and activities of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, introduces its archives of jazz holdings, and provides a digital sampling of the treasure trove of music, photos, history, instruments and memorabilia in the collections.
Louis Armstrong House
The Louis Armstrong House is a national historic landmark in New York City landmark that holds archival works related to the career of Louis Armstrong; serves as a reference source for information about Louis Armstrong; and presents public programs, such as concerts and lectures, that preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong. Funding for the Louis Armstrong House Museum is provided by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.
Library of Congress: Ragtime
The Library of Congress' digital collection of sheet music, recordings, video, essays, biographies, and more about ragtime.
Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room
The Performing Arts Reading Room is the service point for the broad and diverse collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress. Numbering approximately 12 million items and spanning more than 800 years of Western music history and practice, these holdings include the classified music and book collections, music and literary manuscripts and related artifacts, music-related periodicals and microforms, copyright deposits, and five collections of musical instruments.
Wlliam Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz at Tulane
The Hogan Jazz Archive, a department within Tulane University's Special Collections Division, is a renowned resource for New Orleans Jazz research. This collection includes oral histories, recorded music, photographs and film, and sheet music and orchestrations. We also maintain files of manuscripts, clippings, and bibliographic references.
UCLA Music Library Jazz Collection
Descriptions and some finding aids for archival collections in jazz held by the UCLA music library.
Europe's largest public research archive on jazz and one of the world's most distinguished centers for the study of jazz. It provides open web access to resources on a number of important jazz musicians, related publications, and general reference materials in English and German.
Jazz Institute of Chicago
Focuses on jazz in Chicago, with concert and event information, news, and information about the Institute's high school education programs.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Mission is to offer the world's most promising young musicians college level training and to present public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world.