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.
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.
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Permission to publish from the Jim Goggin Oral History Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.