Boris Vian asked jazz lovers to make a will of their collections, stressing the urgency of saving their heritage. A casket of the House of Jazz, the Library was created with this goal in mind. In fact, it collects historical vintages of magazines, rare Italian and foreign publications, hard-to-find trade books, audio-video material (which can be consulted from two audio hi-fi stations and a 42” plasma TV station) and whatever else comes from private donations. The audiovisual archive is not just a virtual museum of jazz, created exclusively for the celebration of the past, as much as a vault of new treasures so that one day current events may be remembered as history. With this in mind, many concerts and events held at the House of Jazz have been recorded and preserved with the utmost care. Browsable via multimedia stations, it collects material made available by Teche Rai and musicians: Chet Baker at “International Doc,” Gegè Telesforo’s interview with Miles Davis, Enrico Rava’s quartet’s radio recordings for “A Certain Speech,” and much more.