Dear Mr. Parejo,
I believe our largest and most precious archives are in the Smithsonian Institute and Library of Congress.
Those are in Washington DC or very near it. DC will definitely be a prime target of any enemy attack.
Of course, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound of The New York Public Library is one of the richest resources of recorded sound in the world.
New York is bound to be a prime target in such a war.
Then, there's Yale University in Connecticut, Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University Library and others around the country.
It's impossible to know what locations will be safe or destroyed in the chaos of war.
I believe there's plenty of reason for concern, but what can one do?
Recorded Sound Archives
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Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 1:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Nuclear War
It's a big question. I'm also following with attention the evolution of the global situation and I'm very worried and concerned. I'm French but I live and work as researcher in North Spain.
We know that Spain can be also targeted by nuclear missiles in case of general war because of the existence of US aeronaval bases in the South of the country.
I'm afraid that the archives are not a priority in such general military clash.
In France, all the most important archives are partially keeped safe in the INA's "silo" in marne-la-Vallée.
How is the situation in the USA?
Ethnomusicologue / Ethnomusicologist / Etnomusicólogo
Anthropologie visuelle et sonore
Visual and Sound Anthropology
Antropología visual y sonora
Archives sonores - Archivos sonoros - Sound Archives Restauration audio - Restauración audio - Audio Restoration
Le/El/On: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:28:03 -0700, <prénom de l'utilisateur> Chris J Brady [log in to unmask] m'a écrit | me ha escrito | wrote:
>It has been opined that the Internet was designed to survive a nuclear
>war. Hmm - seems like we are about to find out with spoilt brat / runt
>Kim thingy in N.K. having hissy fit tantrums.
>However if Washington is to be targeted then hopefully the LOC will
>have its archives well protected - right?