Collection consists of commercial sound recordings donated by the Rhino Records co-founder,
Harold Bronson. Included in the collection are many Rhino Records recordings as well as
recordings produced by other labels. The collection consists of musical recordings as well
as spoken-word comedic recordings, sound effects recordings, picture discs, and a
considerable number of recordings by Ian Whitcomb.
Harold Bronson, co-founder of Rhino Records, worked as a writer for the UCLA Daily bruin
and went on to write for Rolling stone, the Los Angeles times, L.A. Free Press, and Rock
magazine. He played music at UCLA with Mark Leviton, (and subsequent noted author) Jon
Kellerman in the retro-punk band, Mogan David and His Winos. Joining Richard Foos at the
Rhino Records store, he started the Rhino Records label in the store's back room in 1978.
The label began with novelty records, eventually branching out into archival reissues and
definitive anthologies and various-artists series. Foos and Bronson established Rhino Home
Video in 1985 specializing in oddball cult films and classic TV programs, and Kid Rhino in
1991. Rhino became a part of the Warner Music Group in 1998. Materials are in English.
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Property rights to the physical objects belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. All
other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the
responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not
hold the copyright.
Portions of collection unprocessed. Audio materials are unavailable for access. Please
contact Special Collections reference (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.