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Director of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives, Michael Cogswell

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Director of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives, Michael Cogswell

Director of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives, Michael Cogswell

Director of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives, Michael Cogswell

Only Available in Archive Formats.

August 4th is the 100th anniversary of Armstrong's birth. The archive contains 5000 photographs, 350 pages of autobiographical manuscripts, 270 sets of band part manuscripts, 650 home-made tape recordings and more. Hear excerpts from the tapes.

Director of the Louis Armstrong House & Archives Michael Cogswell is in the process of converting the Louis Armstrong House in Queens, where Louis and his wife Lucille lived for almost thirty years, into a museum and educational center. The House is expected to open in 2002. The website for the archives is www.satchmo.net.

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