New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz

    3 jazz musicians performing
    Gray Sargent, Marshall Wood, and Clark Terry
    Photo credit: Jim Howe

    The New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz (NHLTJ) was founded in 1978 by jazz aficionado Dorothy Prescott to preserve and foster appreciation of traditional jazz as an American art form. The archive includes recordings, books, videos, periodicals, photographs, and memorabilia.

    The Traditional Jazz Concert Series

    Since 1978, the library has produced the Traditional Jazz Series concerts in partnership with the UNH Music Department and has helped bring an impressive range of world-renowned jazz musicians to campus.

    Search the New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz Recordings Database

    The New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz archives hold over 25,000 recordings on 78, 33 1/3 LP, and 45 EP. You can use the search box below to search the recordings collection.

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    Other jazz recordings, generally those more recent and commonly available, are held in Dimond Library's circulating collection, which is searchable via the library catalog.

    Photograph Collections

    • DeLellis, Achilles R. and Albert Publio

    Recorded Music Collections

    • Coe, Joan
    • Cullimore, Sherry
    • Curran, Leo F. (1927-2008)
    • Coffey, Roger T.
    • Foreman, Margaret
    • Hale, Richard
    • McKay, Walter
    • Schmidt, Doris
    • Weaver, James

    Collections & Individual Items

    New Black Eagle Jazz Band Collection, 1971-2016
    Dorothy Prescott Papers, 1945-1988
    Bob Wilber Papers, 1943-2006