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The Institute of Jazz Studies' mission is enhancing access to its collection to foster research in the areas of jazz and music history.  The IJS Research Portal provides digital access to selected IJS collections in the Institute of Jazz Studies to further its mission and the mission of the Rutgers University Libraries to the Rutgers community, to scholars, and to the general public.

Eke's Blues piano score

Undated
Ismay and George Duvivier Papers, Realia, and Audiovisual Materials
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries
Jamale Davis, performance for 2012 Jazz Strings Concert Series

Photo courtesy of Ed Berger
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries
Mary Lou Williams

Late 1950s
By W. Eugene Smith
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries
Ran Blake, Jazz Research Roundtable

Photo courtesy of Ed Berger
Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University Libraries
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Featured Collection

Jazz Oral History Project
This audio collection consists of 120 oral histories of seminal pre-Swing Era and Swing Era jazz musicians recorded between 1972 and 1983. The JOHP was initiated in 1972 by the Jazz Advisory Panel of the Music Program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Musicians sixty years and older (as well as several younger artists in poor health) were interviewed in depth about their lives and careers. The taped interviews range in length from 5 to 35 hours each and are accompanied by typewritten transcripts. They have been consulted by hundreds of scholars and writers producing articles, books and dissertations, in addition to frequent use by producers of radio and television....more