Scope and arrangement
The New York Jazz Museum records consist of the following series: Board of Directors, administrative records, and programs/projects. Included are minutes and agendas of Board of Director meetings, and administrative records composed of correspondence of the Executive Director, Howard Fischer, and correspondence written during the administration of Ann Ruckert, president of the Board of Directors who assumed leadership of the Museum following Howard Fischer's dismissal in February 1977.|||Fund raising records contain membership records. Reorganization of the New York Jazz Museum subseries consists of legal papers documenting the turbulent times before, during and after the dismissal of Howard Fischer.|||The Programs/Projects series includes information used in the preparation of exhibits sponsored by the Museum principally about jazz greats and other aspects of the history of jazz. Other records pertain to a special Jamathon which was an emergency fund raising jazz performance, the Museum Film Program which includes printed matter and correspondence.|||The Subject File subseries includes correspondence, lists, notes and printed material gathered as resource information about such topics as acquisitions, collection management and photographs. The Printed Matter subseries encompasses press releases and biographical information regarding jazz musicians, newsletters, programs of events held at the New York Jazz Museum and elsewhere, an international magazine clippings file of jazz musicians, and other news clippings. There are also flyers, booklets, catalogs and some issues of magazines.|||Of particular interest are three sets of jazz discographies compiled by Walter Bruyninckx of Belgium covering the period from 1917 to 1980 with information regarding both famous and little known jazz artists.