We get a lot of things a lot of times. That gives the things ARC treasures a better chance of surviving. We also try to place them in a few different locations. The Notre Dame fire brings it all home; how important it is that we maintain a safe place for culture artifacts. That’s just one of the reasons we need help in Rebuilding the ARC.
We’re independent and America’s largest pop music archive with more than 3 million recordings. See a few of our favorite discs in our film below. Read the latest story about this project in Rolling Stone Magazine!
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In the past few months we’ve gotten 40,000 CDs from the estate of Richard Zirinsky; 987 CDs from Kurt Carrington; hundreds of LPs from The New School Libraries; 1,127 LPs from Sarah Weingarten; and 5,099 country LPs from the estate of Lloyd Oliver Pierson. We received 6,884 LPs from Sheila Langan and 16,836 CDs from Jeff Daniel. Ira Berger’s Jazz Archive donated so many things, including more than 500 jazz books and magazines and 2,000 oral history tapes. In the pipeline that we need to pick up and make room for are 32,000 LPs from the estate of Saul Nowitz, about 7,000 discs yearning for us in LA , and a great(?) collection of who-knows-what from Indiana University.
That simple goal is to guarantee that the world’s musical heritage is preserved for future generations to study and enjoy.