Sometimes ya gotta kick the dead rat out of the way to get to the stax o’ wax. The latest dusty snap from out West as former archivist and longtime pal Jon (not pictured) risked Jacob’s ladder in search of black gold. ARC goes anywhere and saves everything music related. Give us a hand and join our fundraising campaign Rebuilding the ARC ARC is Americas largest + best music library – independent and housing more than 3 million recordings.
Read the latest story about this project in Rolling Stone Magazine! Here’s a post from the 8SIDED BLOG
See a few of our favorite discs in our film below.
We’re saving everything – contribute to our campaign
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. Visit ARC www.arcmusic.org/