By providing centralized access to important jazz recordings, photographs and documentaries, as well as more rare archival materials, the Museum is poised to become one of the country’s leading resources for jazz research. Present collections include Willis Conover’s Voice of America Collection, a major Ellington archive, and a portion of Ralph Ellison’s collection, among many others.
In addition to our archival holdings, we have an extensive audio and video collection of past museum events. To browse our past event archive, you will be taken to our previous website. Not all events have online audio or video, please browse and enjoy!