Worth mentioning - the Tsunami in Japan.
Not directly effecting any major archive that I heard of, but as I
understand it, a very sizable amount of replacement parts for many Sony
legacy video decks was totally lost.
On 4/1/2015 3:29 PM, Marie O'Connell wrote:
> Beginning in 2010 we endured a series of disastrous earthquakes in
> Christchurch, New Zealand. Fortunately we have a happy ending and were not
> only able to finally retrieve everything but uncover previously
> undocumented audio.
> Here is the story which was published in the January 2015 edition of the
> IASA Journal -
> On Thu, Apr 2, 2015 at 12:50 AM, Joel Bresler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Dear Friends:
>> I would like to assemble a short list of disasters (and near-disasters)
>> have befallen multimedia archives. Any help building a short list would be
>> much appreciated. To get us started:
>> MGM and Atlantic labels lost holdings in a fire
>> In 1996 a movie lot fire almost demolished the MCA audio archive
>> RCA bulldozed a warehouse in Camden, NJ in the 1960s, with master
>> and other materials still inside
>> (These examples from: "Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our
>> Cultural Rights" by Bill Ivey
>> Destruction of Odeon masters at the end of WWII.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Joel Bresler
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>> Lexington, MA 02420
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