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Chicago Jazz Archive

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.

Charleston Jazz Initiative

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.


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