Topping the Charts: The Rise of Bridgeport’s Columbia Records

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    Fairfield Museum

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    Fairfield Museum seeks $4,915 in CTH funding to support the creation of a new, 35-week-long exhibition on the history of Columbia Records in Bridgeport, CT. Columbia Records revolutionized popular music’s impact on American culture by bringing diverse, affordable and accessible recorded music into American homes. The company was a technological and marketing innovator, and its growth embodied the struggles of Connecticut’s unionization and workers rights movements in early 20th centuries.

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