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As we celebrate a purely American Holiday, May Day, ARC found this very nice Commie sleeve, one of the many we were donated from a 78 collection in the EU.  So admire the sleeve and remember that in the fight for an 8 hr workday, in light of the many massacres of worker and responses by anarchists like, “One pound of DYNAMITE is better than a bushel of BALLOTS!” Mayday was launched in Chicago in 1886. Across the country and on that first Mayday, 300,000 workers walked off their job and 13,000 businesses closed their doors.  A few days after that peaceful demonstration it was a different story as the Haymarket massacre occurred. A year later the 8 hr day became law and now the best we can do is enjoy this beautifully designed sleeve.

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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.

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