ARHOOLIE FOUNDATION COLLECTIONS:Photo Galleries
Our archive contains thousands of photos related to historical roots and regional music, including some 25,000 images taken by Chris Strachwitz from the mid-1950s onward. Browse below for artist galleries as well as galleries of concert posters, Mexican movie lobby cards, record company catalogs, 78-rpm record sleeves, and more. Check back for updates as we continue to digitize our physical collections and share them here.
Chris Strachwitz started in the music business as a passionate 78 record collector. Hear him tell the story on how he started Arhoolie Records with the...View the collection
In the summer of 1960 Chris Strachwitz came across a gospel musician and his four sons preaching on the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Listen as...View the collection
The Arhoolie Foundation Archive contains many vintage record company catalogs and publications of regional and ethnic music. Albanian, Scandinavia, Old Familiar Tunes, Mexican, Jewish, Greek, Turkish,...View the collection