About this Item
- Columbia Records paperwork collection,
- The collection contains record label and pressing orders made by Columbia for its own use as well as for the United States government and various other clients; record label copy sheets; press releases, promotional information, and advertisements for Columbia releases; recording studio job sheets (which contain important information about studio sessions such as program titles, master numbers, date and time of recording, and names of the studio and recording engineers); and lists of records to be cut-out of the catalog and records to be scrapped.
- Contributor Names
- Columbia Records, Inc.
- Subject Headings
- - Columbia Records, Inc.--Archives
- - Columbia Recording Corporation--Archives
- - Columbia Phonograph Company, inc.--Archives
- - Columbia Graphophone Company (U.S.)--Archives
- - Record labels--United States
- - Sound recording industry--United States
- - Music trade--United States
- - The collection is arranged in 5 series: Series 1. Record Label Orders (Transcriptions), 1940-1964; Series 2. Record Label Copy Sheets, 1923-1964; Series 3. Press Release Information, 1951-1952; Series 4. Recording Studio Job Sheets, 1945-1954; Series 5. Cut-out Project Information, 1951-1952.
- - Since the founding of the Columbia Graphophone Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the late 1880s, Columbia Records has pioneered major developments in all areas of the recording industry. Columbia Graphophone's most successful subsidiary, the Columbia Phonograph Company, distributed cylinder recordings and Edison phonographs in the Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., region. In 1902 Columbia began issuing recorded discs as well as cylinders, and in 1904 it introduced the double-sided disc. In 1935, after CBS acquired the company, its name was changed to Columbia Recording Corporation. That name was changed to Columbia Records, Inc., in 1947, a year before CBS introduced the 33 1/3 rpm long-playing record (LP). In 1988 Columbia was acquired by Sony.
- - Gift; A.F.R. Lawrence and the Columbia Group Archive; 1970.
- - Dr. Alton F.R. Lawrence created the Columbia Records archive in 1960.
- - A finding aid to the collection is available in the Recorded Sound Reference Center and at: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsrs/eadmbrs.rs005002
- - [Container number, eg., Box 3], Columbia Records Paperwork Collection, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress.
- 52 linear feet (159 boxes, approximately 55,650 items)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- RPA 00001-00159
- Library of Congress Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20540-4690 dcu http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsrs/mbrsrs.home
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- Restrictions may exist on copying, quoting, or publishing materials included in the collection. For additional information, contact a reference librarian in the Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 20540-4690; (202) 707- 7833.
- Access Advisory
- The collection is open for research. Advance notice is required; contact a reference librarian in the Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, 20540-4690; (202) 707- 7833.
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- MODS Record
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Chicago citation style:
Columbia Records, Inc. Columbia Records paperwork collection. 1923. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://lccn.loc.gov/2002655160.
APA citation style:
Columbia Records, I. (1923) Columbia Records paperwork collection. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2002655160.
MLA citation style:
Columbia Records, Inc. Columbia Records paperwork collection. 1923. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/2002655160>.
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