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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hooyenga, Susan M
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Sorry to go off-topic, but all this has reminded me of the disaster averted
when the Taliban tried to destroy the archives at Radio Kabul:  

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/1979482.stm

Susan

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Hi, All,

And to complete the picture, I would like to see if we can compile a short
list of disasters than have befallen personal, private collections. Some of
these personal collections are/have been irreplaceable. Heirs throwing stuff
away we already know about.

I guess the message is: look after your stuff as best as may be.

~ Wendy

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Dear Friends:

I would like to assemble a short list of disasters (and near-disasters) that
have befallen multimedia archives. Any help building a short list would be
much appreciated. To get us started:  

MGM and Atlantic labels lost holdings in a fire In 1996 a movie lot fire
almost demolished the MCA audio archive RCA bulldozed a warehouse in Camden,
NJ in the 1960s, with master recordings and other materials still inside

(These examples from: "Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our
Cultural Rights" by Bill Ivey

Destruction of Odeon masters at the end of WWII.

Thanks in advance,

Joel


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