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Michael Cogswell

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.

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Other segments from the episode on August 2, 2001

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 2, 2001: Interview with Michael Cogswell; Review of two new Armstrong reissues "Louis and the Angels" and "Louis and the Good Book."

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