Record Auction, Catalogs, and Communication Collection
Scope and Contents
Collection consists mainly of catalogs from record distributors, publishers, and some record stores; some of these catalogs were intended for individual consumers or collectors, but others were for the proprietors of record stores. Some folders also contain press releases, communication from labels and distributors, newsletters from labels, and new release notices; when there were many of these non-catalog items for a particular publisher, they have been arranged in separate folders, but they exist in snaller numbers in other folders, as well. Particularly notable in this collection are the many catalogs from niche or regional labels, as well as the many listings for record auctions. Many of these catalogs were used by MLBSSA staff to build the sound archives collection, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Publication: 1905 - 2013
45 Cubic Feet
Biographical / Historical
Collection created by MLBSSA staff from donations by Bill Schurk, Bill Hemmerlein, Lee Cooper, and others.
Language of Materials
Arranged alphabetically by name of record company, distributor, or publisher
Located in Jerome Library, Room 100; items must be retrieved by MLBSSA staff
Catalogs and materials related to Western classical music have generally not been retained.
- Guide to the Record Auction, Catalogs, and Communication Collection
- Lindy Smith
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2021: Updated by Dee Elliott and David R. Lewis