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National Jazz Archive

National Jazz Archive

Loughton Central Library Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD, United Kingdom

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Work hours
MO 10:00 – 13:00 SA closed
TU 10:00 – 13:00 SU closed
WE 10:00 – 13:00
TH closed
FR 10:00 – 13:00
About The National Jazz Archive holds the UK’s finest collection of written, printed and visual material on jazz, blues and related music.
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Mission Our goals are:

• To provide a peerless resource for jazz research in the UK.
• To acquire all relevant books and periodicals currently published in the UK through donation, purchase and exchange.
• To acquire out of print publications and memorabilia, photographs, concert programmes, posters, etc.
• To acquire unpublished material, especially personal papers, letters and memorabilia of major figures within the British jazz community.
• To acquire foreign publications by establishing contacts with a view to soliciting donations and exchanges.
• To offer a full information and enquiry service.
• To digitise some aspects of the collection for public access via the internet.
• To raise funds to enable the Archive to continue its work by applying for grants from the Lottery and Trust funds. Also organising fund raising concerts and accepting donations from jazz lovers – our supporters and our beneficiaries.
Description The National Jazz Archive is the national repository and research centre for printed material, photographs and memorabilia concerning jazz, blues and related music.

By making this important aspect of our cultural heritage available to enthusiasts of all ages we aim to inspire and tell the story of jazz in the UK.

The scope of the collection is very broad with the emphasis on British materials although foreign works are also collected, especially from the United States.
Founded 1988
  • Loughton Central Library Traps Hill, Loughton, IG10 1HD, United Kingdom
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