Welcome to the Antique Phonograph Society
We are a worldwide volunteer-run society of collectors who share a passion for the preservation of antique phonographs and records. Membership includes access to the APS online archive. This currently holds over 20,000 pages of documents dating from 1890 to the present (including all past issues of our journal, period catalogs and articles, and complete runs of out-of-print phonograph collector newsletters/magazines). All of these documents are searchable, which makes this a powerful research tool for collectors and historians. In addition, members have access to articles in our Intermediate, Advanced, Technical Series, and Book Features, as well as an extensive Videos section. The APS online archive continues to grow.
We also provide a printed quarterly journal called The Antique Phonograph, which is full color, 52 pages in length, and contains in-depth articles related to all facets of our hobby. All types of talking machines from around the world are represented in The Antique Phonograph, including Edison, Victor, Columbia, Brunswick, Sonora, Berliner, Zonophone, and rare smaller brands of disc and cylinder models. Early records and recording artists are occasionally featured, including historic photos, documents, and images of surviving artifacts. All members of The Antique Phonograph Society are encouraged to contribute original material for inclusion in our journal.
We also provide educational programs at various venues around the U.S., including our annual Expo & Banquet every August. Please click on the “Join Us” tab at the top of this page!