Paul-- thank you for posting the helpful article.
Clark-- the condition of the 78's from the Boston Collection are quite
good-- I am guessing they did not circulate, but they are not mint.
We have a uncoming collection from a distributor, so they are mint.
They are from the 40's and early 50's. So looking forward to those as
We are looking for the best we can get.
On 6/26/18 4:25 PM, Paul T. Jackson wrote:
> Here is a note about the Boston records as well as the 78s project
> which include 20 other collections.
> On 6/26/2018 3:33 PM, Clark Johnsen wrote:
>> Just askin': Has any attention been paid to getting unworn or un-noisy
>> sides for this laudable preservation effort? When I read just now
>> that your
>> source was a public library where patrons would have been borrowing them
>> and/or playing them on any sort of machine, it made me wonder. By the
>> are you in Boston?
>> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 3:52 PM, Brewster Kahle <[log in to unmask]>
>>> for the fanatics (well, like me), we have another 6,000 78rpm sides up
>>> on archive.org as part of the Great 78 Project. (now 74k digitized
>>> <https://archive.org/details/georgeblood> total)
>>> I was able to find dates for 91% of them, and volunteers have
>>> started on
>>> Lots of Victors and Deccas, almost all from the Boston Public Library
>>> link to the new ones: