Galleries are related groupings of visual artifacts preserved at the ARC. Usually they are record covers. Some are scans of books, sheet music, photographs, posters, films or music related graphics. Sometimes they are not ours or here at the ARC, but lent for a project. We’ll let you know. We do ask that anyone who ‘borrows’ any of these images to please credit The ARChive of Contemporary Music, and of course, make a contribution of materials or a monetary donation to the library. We are working towards making our themed record cover galleries into a series of illustrated books. Have a sneak peek.
ARC has hundreds of outer space related recordings here, where we make a great many physical and electronic ‘sorts’ based on themes — like this one, a bit goofy. There are Mars records, moon records, comedy space records. You get the picture. Unlike other sites, all these recordings are owned by ARC – part of the permanent collection – not just downloaded from the net.view gallery >>