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Guide to the Jim Goggin Oral History Collection
MS 185  
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Description
Jim Goggin was the founder of the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation. During his career Goggin helped produce many West Coast jazz recordings and liner notes, and authored numerous jazz articles and ten published books about West Coast jazz music and its performers. The Jim Goggin Oral History Collection consists of 8 oral histories with jazz drummer and band leader Earl Watkins, an oral history with musician and session pianist Rodney Burge, and material as published in the book Earl Watkins: The Life of a Jazz Drummer by Jim Goggin.
Background
Jim Goggin was the founder of the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation. Created as a non-profit in 1981, the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation stated, as its primary mission, the archival preservation of thousands of items related to the West Coast Jazz Revival that began in San Francisco about 1939. In 2009 the Foundation completed the transfer of the main body of those materials to Stanford University’s Music Library.
Extent
.5 linear feet ((1 box)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Jim Goggin Oral History Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.