This is really sad news, and I am willing to help serve on any campaign to save this recordings.
Please keep me posted, or let me know how I can assist.
University of California, Los Angeles
Moving Image Archive Studies
103-G East Melnitz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1622
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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Maria Fletcher
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:23 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Urgent help needed - indigenous archive
I am currently hoping to establish a consortium of like minded professionals
who can help preserve over 100,000 hours of musical recordings of indigenous
australian aboriginal music and oral song. Without Federal funding, the
recordings, currently on magentic tape, will deteriorate, taking with them
the only known extant record of ancient traditions and heritage.
Anyone who feels able to contribute either in the way of lobbying,
petitioning, or through volunteering their expertise, please indicate your
interest by replying to to this message. I am then hoping to establish an
online campaign to further the cause of preserving this essential cultural