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From: "Karl Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
> ***Is it too much to ask that you look around and see what kind of 
> building
> you're in? Obviously it is not a short-term problem, though in some cases 
> it
> might be. Most archives cannot choose what kind of buildings they go 
> into -- the
> LoC's big move to Culpeper being a very recent exception -- and have to 
> make
> do with some second-hand structure not built for that purpose.***For the 
> years I was curator of the recordings archive at the University of Texas 
> the collection what housed (and still might be) in a building that was 
> constructedover a natural spring. Right next to the shelves we had a sump 
> pump installed...after the third time the floor flooded. I tried for over 
> 20 years to get some better space, bKarl
>
I'm in a frame house, built c.1869...along with about 55,000 78's and one 
ecru cat!
So far, the 27.5 tons of shellac seem to have had no noticeable effect on 
the
structure (nor the cat...!?). My only worry is fire...?!

Steven C. Barr