Nordskog Records was a small independent record label founded by Andrae Nordskog in Santa Monica, California in 1921. Though only in existence for a year, the company issued several important recordings, including the only recording of Eva Tanguay and early recordings by Kid Ory’s Red Hot Peppers. They were the first record label on the West Coast.
The Nordskog Phonograph Recording Company Collection at UCSB includes copies of 15 commercially pressed discs, approximately 80 fathers (original recordings not ever issued commercially), 1950s reissues, and paperwork, photographs, and ephemera related to the label.
Commercially issued discs are cataloged and can be found using UCSB Library Search. Digital copies can be requested through a Special Collections Research Account. A finding guide to the collection is in preparation.
For more information on the collection or assistance in using the materials, please contact Special Collections staff at special [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.