An open access Internet library with historical collections in digital format. IA includes texts, audio, moving images, software, and archived web pages, including resources on jazz.
Academic centers libraries & archives
The Chicago Jazz Archive is held in University of Chicago Library's Special Collections Research Center. It includes oral histories; sound recordings in 78rpm, 45rpm, LP, wire, piano roll and CD formats; audio and video tapes; printed and manuscript parts for stock arrangements; piano sheet music; correspondence; research files; interviews; scrapbooks; photographs; books; periodicals; and artwork.
The Charleston Jazz Initiative (CJI) is a multi-year research project
that documents the African American jazz tradition in Charleston, the
South Carolina Lowcountry, and its diasporic movement throughout the
United States and Europe from the late 19th century through today.
The Centro Nazionale Studi sul Jazz Arrigo Polillo, the research arm of the Fondazione Siena Jazz, is an archive of jazz resources, with an emphasis on jazz and its reception in Italy.
CBMR is a research unit of Columbia College Chicago devoted to research, preservation, and dissemination of information about the history of black music on a global scale.
Highlights African-American popular, religious, and classical music, with genres ranging from blues and gospel to R&B and contemporary hip hop, and includes extensive materials related to the documentation of black radio.
A site hosted by New Music USA, itself a fusion of the American Music Center and Meet the Composer. The Library is a repository of information on American composers, scores, and audio files
The American Jazz Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment and enhancement of the appreciation of jazz music. Includes concerts and events, a newsletter, a retail site, and audio downloads.