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Wonderful news indeed. I have also emailed the British Library Sound
Archives and the BBC Archives - but they know nothing about this
programme. It was commissioned by the BBC in the first place - and was
actually never aired in the US!! Now to try and hear it!!! Thank you
for the news. Chris B.

On 24/11/2014, Bert Lyons <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all --
>
> In response to recent inquiries about getting the Alan Lomax Archive in
> touch with non-contact digitization sources for the supposedly broken glass
> disc recording of The Man Who Went To War, I'm happy to share some
> information here:
>
> 1) The physical copies of the Alan Lomax Collection are no longer in the
> custody of the Alan Lomax Archive. They reside at the American Folklife
> Center at the Library of Congress. They have been there since 2005.
>
> 2) This particular glass disc (broken or unbroken) is not contained within
> the collection at the American Folklife Center. It's possible it was also
> never actually contained in the Alan Lomax Archive.
>
> 3) At the Library of Congress, the Motion Picture, Broadcast and Recorded
> Sound (MBRS) Division has a tape copy of The Man Who Went to War. It has
> been digitized and can be requested at any time. You could also contact
> Todd Harvey at the American Folklife Center for information on how to get
> access to the digital version of this recording.
>
> 4) It's likely the text on the Alan Lomax Archive website needs to be
> updated.
>
> 5) The staff at the Alan Lomax Archive and at the American Folklife Center
> are aware of non-contact recording technologies and availabilities.
>
> Hope that helps clear things up a bit.
>
> All the best --
>
> Bert
>
> Bertram Lyons, CA
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>