I would certainly campaign for acceptance of the donation by the AWA, now
that we have considerably added to out storage space. However the administration
of the organization is in a state of transition; whether this helps or not
Donation of a collection to a public institution "should" be a way to
preserve it for future generations since it then belongs to the public. The trouble
is that, what belongs to everybody, belongs to nobody. What happens to it
depends entirely on the abilities and interests of those in charge of it at
I would be interested in a discussion of the various legal requirements on
the care of collections for various state chartered educational and historical
museums. Can anyone be held responsible for caring for the artifacts?
In a message dated 7/10/2008 2:29:43 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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I was asked by Tom Packard to see if someone wanted to adopt Dick's old
tape machines and electronics which he designed and built himself or,
in the case of the tape transports, had a professional machinist build.
The head nests are all Ampex.
The quality of Dick's Overtone releases are testament to how well
designed this gear is !!
We would not want to see it just get scrapped, but would like to find it
all a good home such as in a museum or collection.
If no one is interested, I will try to get the Antique Wireless
Association in Rochester to accept it all.
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