This is the final week for our Matching Grant Fundraiser and today we just happened to find a whole pile of Matching 45s! These 1956, all-different Belafonte singles sport the same face photo sleeves, not to mention some gentle folk-revival and Caribbean vibes. We’d save ’em even if the pictures were different. That’s our job – preserving anything and everything related to music, including music! So help us in our preservation efforts and join the ARC via 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! or posts from the Tribeca Citizen and 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. This just in – an amazing treasure trove of Beatles’ magazines and French Beatles’ 45s + LPs.
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/