New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz

Gray Sargent, Marshall Wood, and Clark Terry

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. Contact a librarian to search the recordings collection.

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
  • Special Collections
    Founded in 1971, the Boston-based New Black Eagle Jazz Band plays traditional-style jazz. Their prolific career has produced thousands of concerts and over 40 recordings. The New Black Eagle Jazz Band Collection contains concert materials,…
  • Special Collections
    Robert Sage Wilber (b. March 15, 1928), clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator, was born in New York City. He started playing jazz in high school. In 1968, Wilber joined the World's Greatest Jazz Band (WGJB) for six years. In 1975…
  • Special Collections
    Dorothy Prescott Ruth Cooke (1921-1988) was born in Everett, MA. Her respect for jazz musicians manifested itself in 1978 when she formed the New Hampshire Traditional Library of Jazz (NHLTJ). In 1979, Prescott collaborated with the UNH music…