Dumb question: Did you mention Neubauten in the subject line to be cute
or because we know that they have/had unique Neubauten recordings?
On Mar 3, 2009, at 11:23 AM, Dave Lewis wrote:
> The sub-standard building practices of the 1970s are coming back to
> haunt us, and unfortunately a fair number of such structures are
> used to house archival materials, as this one was.
> While I'm not Bill Schurk, and apologize for sticking my neck out
> in speaking out about what is not my problem, a few years ago the
> Center for Popular Music at BGSU was moved out of its 1970s poured
> concrete building -- where the materials were organized and well
> cared for -- and placed in deep storage elsewhere on campus. Last I
> heard it was inaccessible. There is another poured concrete
> structure at the University of Cincinnati -- thankfully one that
> does not hold an archive -- that will need to be torn down at some
> point, as it is both sinking and tipping over.
> Of course, none of us in the 1970s knew that the poured concrete
> fad would primarily result in buildings that would turn out to be
> non-functional in the long term. As this story unfolds, the effect
> on archives of all kinds -- including sound recordings -- will be
> better known. If your archive is in a 1970s university building,
> you might need to develop a good "Plan B" in order to avoid the
> fate of the Center for Popular Music. And if that facility has
> reopened, I sure would like to know about it.
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> Ann Arbor, MI
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