What a Wonderful Collage World!

Louis Armstrong was an accomplished musician, composer, and singer. During his free time Louis played his trumpet, wrote jokes, and recorded over 700 reels of audio. But there is one hobby that Louis had that not many people know about- Louis loved to make collages. These collages were made from newspaper clippings & headlines, letters,... Continue Reading →

Freedomland: The Forgotten Theme Park

What if someone told you that there was a place where you could reenact putting out the Chicago Fire, travel the Old Wild West with cowboys, and revel in Mardi Gras all within one space? To top it all off, you can see the most famous names in show business perform live; Nat King Cole,... Continue Reading →

High Times of Louis Armstrong

From decade to decade, times change drastically as we progress forward in society. No doubt, change is inevitable, but not all things change--at least not as quickly as one would hope. One such issue which seems to somehow continue to be a hot-button topic is marijuana. Marijuana, its legitimacy as a medicinal drug, the penal... Continue Reading →

Curated For Your Musical Tastes

As a Fellow at the Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives I get to see first hand the personal belongings of Louis and Lucille Armstrong. Since beginning my fellowship, I have been fascinated with the Armstrongs’ record collection. For my first curated collection of images on the Collections website , I selected a few images... Continue Reading →

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