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.
Donated by Michael Stillman and Rose Rubin.
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.
Monitor Records business records, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email: email@example.com