The Record Catalog Collection

April 26, 2017
Frank Ferko

For a number of years the Archive of Recorded Sound has been collecting catalogs published by recording companies from around the world.   Although the ARS continues to collect these catalogs on an ongoing basis, the materials that are currently in the the Record Catalog Collection have now been processed, and a finding aid is available in the Online Archive of California.  In addition to record catalogs, the publications in the collection include promotional and advertising materials, such as booklets, pamphlets, magazines, and loose sheets published between 1897 and 2005.  The collection has been arranged alphabetically by record label name with a chronological sub-arrangement of catalogs published under a single label name. Information about the collection is also available in Stanford’s SearchWorks.