New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz


Gray Sargent, Marshall Wood, and Clark Terry
Photo credit: Jim Howe

Remembering the late Paul Verrette (1928-2009)

The New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz (NHLTJ) was founded in 1978 by the late jazz aficionado Dorothy Prescott for the purpose of fostering the preservation and appreciation of traditional jazz as an American art form. Its jazz archive holds:

Accessing the Library's Holdings

The NHLTJ is located in Milne Special Collections and Archives on Level 1 of the Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire (see map). Its Dorothy Prescott Room houses the archive of jazz books and offers listening facilities for patrons to access the library's collection of audio and video jazz recordings.

You may either contact us and make an appointment. Or visit us during normal business hours.

The Library's Traditional Jazz Series of Concerts

Since 1978, the library has co-produced (with the UNH Music Department) the on-campus Traditional Jazz Series concerts. The concerts have showcased an impressive range of world-renowned jazz musicians. Check out this year’s performance schedule.