Hi George, Thanks for your comments. I’ll have to take a closer look at the discussion. Vincent Pelote wanted to add the following: >>> I believe what George is referring to occurred while I was serving as ARSC President. My memory is a little fuzzy since that took place in 2011, but Nathan is correct that ARSC officially did not condemn or condone the actions of the individual since that individual was not serving in any capacity as an officer in ARSC at that time and was (correct me if I'm wrong, Nathan) no longer a member of the organization. Vincent ________________________________ From: [log in to unmask] Sent: Monday, June 3, 2019 10:27 AM To: Nathan Georgitis; Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List Cc: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXT] [ARSCLIST] Department of State. Office of International Information. International Broadcasting Division sound recordings From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad Hi Nathan, thank you for your correction -- yes, I agree that accuracy in expression is called for. I ought to have written about passivity and failure to respond to a situation. In fact, the term 'acquiescence' would have been more correct. I apologize for any wrong impression generated with respect to ARSC and its officers due to my inappropriate choice of words. Thank you also for sharing with me and the ARSCLIST readership your reflections on the issue. I am sure something good will come of it. I am well aware that these fora are different in nature, and we do from time to time see ARSCLIST subscribers wish to resign; I have the impression that the content will have been of no interest to that subscriber for a while preceding the decision to leave. I myself have restrained myself very much; statistics will show that I now respond very much less than in former times -- as I said when I left ARSC: 'to the probable relief of some ARSCLIST subscribers', or words to that effect. However, if we are to be accurate, it is not correct that the discussion is in the list archives. The last time I looked (a couple of years ago, now) part of what is there is mere skeleton, the content has been erased. One ARSCLIST mail address (a work e-mail for an institutional subscriber) was banned from the list for writing abusively (my stirring the pot about the NARA thefts being the reason given), but that has not really had an influence: that same person is a subscriber with a different mail address, and with the constant plea in his frequent queries PLEASE RESPOND TO MY WORK EMAIL. His institution probably does not know that his institutional address has been banned. However, we do see an ARSCLIST subscriber who is also an ARSC member wholeheartedly supporting the perpetrator of the theft. And we find a quiet voice of reason suggesting a solution (that could have been appropriate at the time). Best wishes, George ----- Original meddelelse ----- Fra: "Nathan Georgitis" <[log in to unmask]> Til: "George Brock-Nannestad" <[log in to unmask]>, "Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List" <[log in to unmask]> Sendt: mandag, 3. juni 2019 00:57:27 Emne: RE: [ARSCLIST] [EXT] [ARSCLIST] Department of State. Office of International Information. International Broadcasting Division sound recordings Hi George, I think it would be slightly more accurate to say that after this theft became known the ARSC Board did not issue a statement either condoning or condemning the conduct of the archivist. I wasn't a non-voting board member when this happened, as I am now, but I remember the discussion on the list and it is in the list archives. I haven't reviewed the discussion just now but I've always remembered the event and the thread. https://www.archives.gov/research/recover/notable-thefts.html While I'm not aware of any association that issued a statement on any of the thefts and thieves at the link below, your comments have given me cause to consider again what our association's proper response ought to be in such instances if any, with apologies for generalizing. I remember the association lost you as a member at that time. I appreciate your continued presence on ARSClist. I hope you'll pardon any vagaries of my recollection. Sincerely, Nathan Nathan Georgitis Executive Director Association for Recorded Sound Collections 1299 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1299 [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of George Brock-Nannestad Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 10:08 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXT] [ARSCLIST] Department of State. Office of International Information. International Broadcasting Division sound recordings From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad Hello, NARA would be the natural place to go, only an employee started selling out from their holdings on eBay a few years back, apparently condoned by ARSC. Hence we do not really know what they have. Best wishes, George ----- Original meddelelse ----- Fra: "Feustle, Maristella" <[log in to unmask]> Til: "Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List" <[log in to unmask]> Sendt: fredag, 17. maj 2019 01:34:51 Emne: Re: [ARSCLIST] [EXT] [ARSCLIST] Department of State. Office of International Information. International Broadcasting Division sound recordings Can you tell us more about the collection at the Biblioteca de Catalunya? It looks like the Office of International Information was begun in 1946; here is some information about the program: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp/about-ivlp/program-history While the Voice of America has been under various government agencies, including the State Department, it is not necessarily Voice of America content, but may have originated with other public diplomacy and information efforts. The museum in Ohio, to my knowledge, focuses on the broadcast history of the Ohio site rather than large collections of content. For content, the U.S. National Archives and Record Administration is likely to have content of this nature associated with Record Group 59: https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/059.html#59.8 Many of these may still be in unprocessed holdings, and the contents accessible on the NARA site don't reflect the extent of the holdings, so it is important to contact them for more information. Thanks, Maristella Feustle ________________________________ From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Margarida Ullate i Estanyol <[log in to unmask]> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:39:18 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [EXT] [ARSCLIST] Department of State. Office of International Information. International Broadcasting Division sound recordings Dear colleagues, The Biblioteca de Catalunya holds a collection of 16-inch radio transcriptions recordings from the USA's Department of State. Office of International Information. International Broadcasting Division, together with other similar sound recordings coming from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Tanger’s Pan American Radio. We are looking for a sister collection anywhere to complete the information about them. We would have thought that the Library of Congress would be the proper place to preserve them, but we could only find a few. Could you please help? Thank you in advance. 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