The Armstrong Innovators; Louis the Archivist, Lucille the Curator.

Louis and Lucille Armstrong were truly innovators of their time. From the strategic design of their modest home to the archival material that was birthed within it, each legend contributed considerably to the legacy of each other.     In December of 1950, Louis began what is now referred to as the Louis Armstrong Collection,... Continue Reading →

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All Roads Lead To Louis

After two months as a fellow I have already learned and experienced more than I could have ever imagined. Probably the most enlightening aspect of this fellowship has been my interactions with the public. While conducting tours at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, I have been introduced to people from all walks of life that... Continue Reading →

Family Tree

Living in New York has proven to be more of an eye-opening experience than I could ever imagine. It has allowed me to gain immense knowledge through this fellowship, as well as from my own family. My father's side of the family resides in the Bronx; only a few stops away from Yankee Stadium. There... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Ideologies

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Dubois are two figures who are commonly recognized throughout the African American narrative. Both of their ideologies shaped the social structure of the black community during the early twentieth century, creating a divide in consciousness. My most recent discovery this week at the Archives, is Louis Armstrong's personal interest in... Continue Reading →

One Month In!

Working in a historic home is very sentimental and truly an honor. The intimacy of preserving the legacy of an icon while depicting their biography with a tangible piece of their life-- their home, in my opinion, is the best type of archival material. The old saying, “home is where the heart is”, can be... Continue Reading →

The Man In Front of the Camera

As our fifth week gets underway, I am finding myself engulfed in research about Louis Armstrong as the man off stage. Admittedly, I did not have an immense amount of Armstrong knowledge entering into this fellowship, but my passion to uncover the truth has truly been my driving force. Through my findings, the topic of... Continue Reading →

Welcome Aiyonna and Robert!

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is delighted to introduce you to our second cohort of Fellows: Aiyonna Aviles and Robert Wright! Below they will tell you a bit about themselves, their goals, and the experiences that led them to this fellowship. Stay tuned here for more about their time at LAHM   Throughout life we... Continue Reading →

It’s Been Real

As my fellowship at The Louis Armstrong House Museum comes to a close, I must recollect on the fundamental experiences I’ve gained during my time here. I’ve learned a plethora of skill sets that will allow me to have a prosperous professional career moving forward. I became familiarized with all areas of operations at this... Continue Reading →

Just One Time

I’m a strong advocate that it only takes one time, just one time, for someone to be influenced. Over the weekend, I sat back and realized that representation not only matters, but it’s vital. For their annual Pops is Tops! concert series, the Louis Armstrong House Museum brought out trumpet extraordinaire Alphonso Horne and his... Continue Reading →

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