Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Monitor Records business records

Summary
Collection ID:
CFCH.MONI
Creators:
Stillman, Michael, 1915-2003
Rubin, Rose N.
Monitor Records
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
43.7 Cubic feet
Audiotapes
6.8 Cubic feet
Phonograph records
57.5 Cubic feet
Paper records
108 Cubic feet
Repository:
This collection contains the original master tapes, commercial recordings, and paper business records of the label Monitor Records. Materials include audiotapes, phonograph records, contracts, correspondence, photographs and other items.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
In 1956, Michael Stillman and his business partner Rose Rubin started Monitor Records in New York City. They sought to fill a gap they perceived in the music available to the American public--music from the then-Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc, and other parts of Europe. Monitor has more than 250 folk and classical music recordings in its catalogue.

Administration
Author
Stephanie Smith
Custodial History note
Donated by Michael Stillman and Rose Rubin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access by appointment only. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at (202) 633-7322 for additional information.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Preferred Citation note
Monitor Records business records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, D.C.
rinzlerarchives@si.edu