- Collection ID:
Stillman, Michael, 1915-2003
- Physical Description:
43.7 Cubic feet
6.8 Cubic feet
57.5 Cubic feet
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.
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.
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.
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
600 Maryland Ave SW