Primary Printed Series -- Serial Publications
[CA06201-F] Edison Phonograph Monthly (1903)
[This note covers the entire run of Edison Phonograph Monthly.]
Starting with the issue of March 1903, the Edison Phonograph Monthly was a publication of the National Phonograph Co. The monthly issues provided jobbers and dealers with technical, promotional, and other information, including articles on products, matters of corporate policy, and the progress of litigation, as well as lists of new records, available printed matter, current jobbers, and suspended dealers. Each issue printed numerous communications from jobbers and dealers who related their experiences or posed questions regarding the sale of Edison phonographs and records. The publication was continued by Thomas A. Edison, Inc., in February 1911, and it was renamed the Edison Amberola Monthly in 1917.
The archives of the Edison National Historical Park contains a complete run of the Edison Phonograph Monthly. All issues for the period March 1903-December 1910 (volumes 1-8) have been selected. Prior to 1908, the monthly issues are numbered from 1 (March) through 12 (February). Beginning in 1908, the January issue is the first numbered issue. Each issue is individually paginated and contains approximately twenty pages. The volume and issue numbers appear on page one. Each issue contains a table of contents; the contents pages are missing from the 1908 volume. A 20-page index, prepared by the editors, appears in the introductory target for the Edison Phonograph Monthly.
Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.