The collection consists of the business records of Concert Recording Company, a professional organization that specialized in the creation of organ recordings and organ accessories. Due to the behind-the-scenes nature of the materials, these records offer an interesting insider perspective on the organ music scene in the 1970s. Some promotional materials from Concert Company, a division of Concert Recording, are also represented in the collection.
One of the strengths of this collection is the Album Files series, which contains a variety of materials, including recording contracts, phonograph recording documents, record of sales receipts, shipping receipts, correspondence of various artists between company personnel, concert programs pertaining to a specific artist, artist biographies, descriptions, history, and specifications of organ consoles, original album art, publications about the artist, scores, and memorabilia such as postcards and holiday cards.
The Artist Files series contains large amounts of correspondence between major organ artists and Concert Recording Company, and between Concert Recording Company and other music companies pertaining to specific albums and performances. In particular, the extensive correspondence between Billy Nalle and Concert Recording Company President Bill Johnson chronicles an intimate letter-writing exchange. The Johnny Kemm Artist Files also contain photographs from his performance tours. The Album Covers series contains full-size 12" album covers and promotional materials of Concert Recording records.