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Vogue Picture Disc Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Vogue Record Company.
Title: Vogue Picture Disc Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1947
Quantity: 60+ discs
Abstract: Collection of 78 rpm phonograph records printed with color pictures.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Vogue picture records were produced by Sav-Way Industries of Detroit, Michigan between 1946 and 1947. The first 10-inch Vogue picture record (catalog number R707) was released to the public in May 1946. Production ceased less than a year later in April 1947, with Sav-Way entering into receivership in August 1947. During this time, approximately seventy-four different 10-inch Vogue picture records were released.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Vogue picture disc R718The Vogue Picture Disc Collection consists of phonograph records on the "Vogue" label which have a picture (an artist's illustration) embedded in the transparent vinyl of the record. The illustrations on each side of the record are usually related to the title of the song on that side. The most common Vogue picture records are 10-inch, 78 RPM records, although a few 12-inch, 78 RPM Vogue picture records were also produced.

[Description adapted from the website of the Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors (AVPRC) at]

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Arrangement of the Collection

Records are arranged by catalog number.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Vogue Record Company.


Picture discs (Sound recordings)

Genres and Forms

78 rpm records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Vogue Picture Disc Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

See catalog records for donor information.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: PJM
Date: 22 Sep 2011
Revision history: 1 May 2019 - updated to reflect items are cataloged (MRC)

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The entire collection has been cataloged. Please refer to the Classic Catalog and search for "Vogue" in the Call Number to locate items.

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