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Red House Records records

Identifier: PA132

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains promotional materials and press clippings from 1983-2012. The collection is arranged in three series: Artist Files, Compilation Albums, and Posters. Artist Files are organized by artist or band name. Records contained in this series include press clippings, press kit materials, and correspondence. Materials in the Compilation Album series are similar, with content concerning compilation albums featuring various artists. The third series consists of promotional posters advertising artists, albums, and select performances.


  • 1983-2011

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Restrictions on Access

Collection donor must be notified before access to the collection is granted. For more information, please contact the Performing Arts Archives.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retained by the copyright holders.

Historical Note

With $3000 and a book called How to Start Your Own Independent Record Label, Red House Records was founded by Bob Feldman in 1983. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the label specializes in folk music, blues, bluegrass, and Americana. Greg Brown was the label's first featured artist. Feldman served as president of Red House Records until early 2006. In the early years of the label's existence, the company focused solely on folk music artists from the Midwest. Now, Red House Records' reach includes singer-songwriters from across the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.


7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)


Collection contains press clippings and promotional materials such as press kits and posters.


The collection is arranged in three series:

  1. Artist Files
  2. Compilation Albums
  3. Posters

Physical Location



The collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives by Beth Friend of Red House Records in 2014.

Related Material

Related collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries include: The Cedar Social video collection (PA109); Al Haug / New Riverside collection (PA122); The Little Sandy Review collection (Mss098).

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kathryn Hujda, 2014, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.

Red House Records records PA132
Kathryn Hujda
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