Spoken Arts was sold to an educational-market company by Arthur Luce
Klein, who later bought back the recordings that he'd made as Spoken
Arts (I can't give you dates for those events, sorry) and carried on
as World of Words (since he'd sold the company name, too). Effective
July 5, 2001 World of Words and Yale University agreed to establish
the Arthur and Luce Klein Spoken Arts Audio Collection in HSR, which
included nearly all the master tapes made for the Spoken Arts label
and various related paper materials. Preservation projects and
arrangements to make many of the recordings accessible are under way.
Please feel free to ask questions if that's not enough for your data base.
Best wishes, Richard
At 10:38 AM 4/19/2007, you wrote:
>For the "Who Owns It" sequence in my peripitatic data base, can you
>tell me how all this evolved post-1982?
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Warren" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Spoken Arts records
>>With the exception of one series of poetry records, Yale is the owner.
>>Best wishes, Richard
>>At 08:16 PM 4/18/2007, you wrote:
>>>Does anyone know who is the current owner of the archives of what
>>>was once Spoken Arts Records, based in New Rochelle NY?
>>>-- Tom Fine
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