Would you be interested in traditional Japanese music ?

Roger Kulp

David Day <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Ours is a broad based music collection. We have mostly classical music
(major US and European labels), We also have all kinds of world, jazz,
mid-twentieth century US pop, and rock. We specialize in recordings of harp
and viola music. I would love to grow the diversity of the collection in all
categories of music. We are not as interested in non-musical recordings.

The collection is accessible to the public here in the library. We have only
recently begun to catalog the collections, but our library administration
has set a goal to have it all cataloged within 5 years. Unfortunately, we
have to rely heavily on student help for the cataloging, but there is lots
of good copy for most of the LPs.

We also have a very nice preservation lab including a full Cambridge CEDAR


> From: Tom Fine 
> Reply-To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List 
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 18:07:28 -0500
> To: 
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Gargantuan, free classical 78s collection.
> Hi David:
> What types of music or content do you specialize in? Is yours a
> public-accessible collection?
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Day" 
> To: 
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 4:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Gargantuan, free classical 78s collection.
>> Hi, 
>> I am a newcomer to the list, though I have known some of you for years.
>> In following this thread I thought I might venture to chime in. We are still
>> actively collecting LPs and 78s here at BYU and would welcome contact with
>> anyone who is disposing of collections or otherwise trying to find a good
>> home for them. I responded to Leslie Gerber, but have not heard back from
>> her/him yet.
>> We now have a modest collection of about 100,000 LPs and 40,000 78s. We also
>> have about 1,100 cylinders and 2,200 Edison Diamond Disc as well as about
>> 10,000 non-commercial audio tapes. I would like to see our holdings double
>> if possible. "Generally" I am able to travel to collections, do the boxing
>> and arrange the shipping if necessary. Please keep us in mind if you are
>> aware of collections in need of a home.
>> David Day
>>> From: Roger and Allison Kulp 
>>> Reply-To: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List 
>>> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 11:25:39 -0800
>>> To: 
>>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Gargantuan, free classical 78s collection.
>>> Disposal is right.A few years ago,I got rid of my jazz collection.The better
>>> 78s,I had no problem selling on eBay.The stuff that was the next level
>>> down,I
>>> had to sell in bundles of 10-50 records,depending on artist.This left
>>> me,with
>>> a lot of common 78s I could not unload.Benny Goodman,Gene Krupa,and such.I
>>> was
>>> living in a university neighborhood at the time,and there was a community
>>> "freecycle" bin in an alley,next to a dumpster.I wheeled the records up,in a
>>> shopping cart,and left them there.The next day,the cart was still there,but
>>> the records had been smashed into thousands of pieces,and strewn all over
>>> the
>>> alley like confetti.So I feel your pain.
>>>                                  Roger Kulp
>>> [log in to unmask] wrote: In a message dated 11/29/2006 5:16:44 PM Eastern
>>> Standard Time, 
>>> [log in to unmask] writes:
>>>> Parnassus has unwittingly acquired a vast collection of 78s,
>>>> approximately 75,000 to 100,000. They are offered free for the
>>>> taking if someone will come to Saugerties, New York, remove any LPs
>>>> mixed in with the boxes s/he encounters, and take the remaining 78s
>>>> or pay for the disposal of unwanted items.
>>> OK, now you know as much as I do! If you are interested, I suggest
>>> you contact Leslie Gerber directly at:
>>>  Please do not contact me, BUT if
>>> anyone proceeds, do report back to the list on your adventures!
>>> Best,
>>> Joel
>>> ***********************
>>> I probably could not resist if they were in Western NY, justifying it mainly
>>> as a favor to the owner as an alternative to the cost of disposal of
>>> unwanted
>>> items. However I am already contemplating the disposal aspect of the records
>>> I
>>> have.
>>> I hope we hear what happens to them.
>>> Mike Csontos
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