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 system. David > 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 >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> --------------------------------- >>> Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta. >> --------------------------------- Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta.