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Re: Nuclear War

From:

Alan Lewis <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Fri, 5 Apr 2013 20:10:39 -0400

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I think that the collections of the UK's National Gallery were  moved from 
London to a [slate?] mine in Wales during World War II.
 
    Alan Lewis
    Washington, DC
 
 
In a message dated 4/5/2013 6:00:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
[log in to unmask] writes:

Paul -  precisely. And that is why I am also concerned about London (UK) 
and the UK.  We have NO such archive stores in deep mountains. We do not have 
a LOC. We do  have a few disused deep tube tunnels. CJB

--- On Fri, 5/4/13, Paul  Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: Paul Stamler  <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Nuclear War
>  To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, 5 April, 2013,  22:40
> On 4/5/2013 3:33 PM, Louis Hone
> wrote:
> >  *Fellas,
> > **Can we table this for the moment? I realize  that
> you're having fun, but**
> > after all this is the ARSC  list.
> 
> Well, it's not just a "fun" discussion (I put the term  in
> quotes becqause discussion of something as horribly
>  destructive as a nuclear weapon isn't really fun at all).
> 
> I  brought up the question of the safety of the collections
> at the LoC  sometime around 2006, at a conference of the
> American Folklore  Society, pointing out that Washington, DC
> is a bullseye for every  terrorist on earth, from Al Qaeda to
> homegrown anti-government  fanatics like Timothy McVeigh. The
> person at the meeting brushed off  my concerns as xenophobic,
> but I think they're worth paying some  attention to. A great
> deal of our cultural heritage is on the shelves  of the LoC,
> the Smithsonian and other archives in and around DC; I  want
> there to be some kind of backup. I can see an "Aryan  Nation"
> type attacking the AFS, for example, on the grounds that  it
> has too much African-American material.
> 
>  Peace,
> Paul
> 

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