Subseries contains information on musicians and jazz music. It is predominantly composed of correspondence and research notes, but also includes questionnaires sent by Gilmore to musicians in an effort to obtain information about their careers and activities.
Series contains the research materials used by John Gilmore for his two books: John Gilmore: Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal (1988) and Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970 (1989). It contains research notes, sound recordings including interviews with musicians and others, photographs, posters and correspondence.
Series is divided into 7 subseries: P0004/A1 Correspondence and research notes P0004/A2 Interviews P0004/A3 Photographs P0004/A4 Musical recordings and films P0004/A5 Papers and manuscripts P0004/A6 Articles on jazz P0004/A7 Miscellaneous primary material