We’ve shown you Labor Movement discs, turbans, garage rock, Reggae 45s and music from outer space lately, how about an example of our hundreds of songbooks from West of the Hudson? A major contributor to ARC is Ed Ward, who along with the tens of thousands of recordings donated over many years, sent along stacks of Folk and Country songbooks. There’s a gallery here, and a favorite above.
So come on pardners, support ARC! + contribute to our GoFundMe campaign
We’re independent and America’s largest pop music archive with more than 3 million recordings. See a few of our great albums in our film below. Read the latest story about this project in Rolling Stone Magazine!
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.