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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Title: Record Catalog Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: ARS.0184
    Physical Description: 42 box(es) Booklets, pamphlets, magazines, loose sheets
    Physical Description: 44.4 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1897-2005 (some items undated, indicated as n.d.)
    Abstract: The Record Catalog Collection consists of published catalogs and other advertising materials issued by a wide variety of recording companies from around the world. In addition to catalogs, the materials include catalogs, booklets, pamphlets, magazines, and loose sheets published between 1897 and 2009.


    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive of Recorded Sound for assistance.


    Folders have been arranged alphabetically by record label name and then chronologically. Occasionally, more than one catalog, or type of catalog, was issued by a manufacturer within a single time period, so some folders have overlapping date ranges. The finding aid was restructured and had an addenda added in 2023. The addenda is in alphabetical and chronological order in the manner of the rest of the collection.

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    Record Catalog Collection. Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.


    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head Librarian, Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music Center, Stanford, California 94305. Consent is given on behalf of the Archive of Recorded Sound as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Sound recordings -- Catalogs
    Sound recording industry