Labels compiled from the collection of Glenn Longwell
Last updated: January 16, 2011
There are numerous books on the subject of records and record labels. Many are out of print but not all. The list below are the references I've used for my site, beyond my own research and some internet searching. There are numerous other books I have yet to obtain. Regarding the internet, a great resource for dating 78s from the 1940s and 50s is the online Google Books of Billboard magazine.
Sutton, Alan & Kurt Nauck. American Record Labels and Companies An Encyclopedia (1891-1943). Denver, CO: Mainspring Press, 2000.
Sherman, Mike & Kurt Nauck. Note the Notes An Illustrated History of the Columbia Record Label 1901-1958. New Orleans, LA: Monarch Record Enterprises, 1998.
Sherman, Michael W. The Paper Dog An Illustrated Guide to 78 R.P.M. Victor Record Labels 1900-1958. A.P.M. Press, 1987.
Gart, Galen. The American Record Label Directory and Dating Guide, 1940-1959. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Productions, 1991.
Muldavin, Peter. The Complete Guide to Vintage Children's Records. Paducah, KY: Collector Books, 2007. Note: A big thank you to Peter for his generosity in supplying a number of childrens record labels that are on this site.
Docks, Les. American Premium Record Guide 1900-1965. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001.
Wile, Raymond. Edison Diamond Disc Re-Creations Records & Artists 1910-1929. New York, APM Press, 1985.
Barr, Steven C. The Almost Complete 78 RPM Record Dating Guide (II). 1992.
Frow, George L. The Edison Disc Phonographs and the Diamond Discs. Kent, Great Britain. Flo-Print, 1982.
Wheeler, Geoffrey. Collectors Guide to Jazz on Bootleg & Reissue 78 R.P.M. Records 1932 to 1952. Ft. Wayne, IN, Hillbrook Press, 2009