Housed at Rutgers University

The World’s Largest Jazz Archives

A brief and intriguing glimpse into the jazz archives at Rutgers

Founded in 1952 by Marshall Stearns and housed at Rutgers since 1967, the Institute of Jazz Studies has amassed a remarkably huge collection of jazz recordings, books, periodicals, photos and memorabilia including Lester Young’s horn.

This brief film gives one a few tantalizing glimpses into the archives.

The commentary of three researchers and the background music of early Count Basie set the perfect atmosphere for this quick and fascinating tour of jazz heaven.

– Scott Yanow

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