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Maddux Pearson, a graduate student at NYU, has been working at ARC to lay the groundwork for a database and image gallery of our memorabilia collections. Here’s his take on one of the nice things he discovered in the very first of… read more >>

Summer Fun + Beatles’ Love

Summer is almost gone.  A change of seasons.  A change of heart.  Plans.  Memories. “To Everything There Is a Season.”   Which leads me to this.  One of our favorite donors, Nina b, dropped this drawing off  recently.  As a 12 year… read more >>

Drop by, say Hi!

ARC will be selling rare and not so rare choice LPs and CDs (duplicate items from our vast archive) this Sat at the Discogs/Crate Diggers Event. FREE ADMISSION, Sat July 27, 10am-6pm, Playstation Theater, 1515 Broadway, NYC @ W. 44 St. Drop… read more >>

Free Concert @ ARC Thursday Nite!

There’s a FREE Concert @ the ARC SUMMER RECORD + CD SALE! Thursday  •  June 20  •  7-8pm Come to hear the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. Playing Country + Rockabilly favorites! It’s part of the Tribeca Art+Culture Night Festival. SHOP… read more >>

Emmitt Basquiat???

ARC’s littlest shopper visited yesterday and penned-painted this promo plea to get folks down to the ARC’s Summer Record + CD Sale.  As the man says, “Shop…I beg you.” a Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’ Summer Record + CD… read more >>

Sizzlin’ Summer Sale is Jazz HOT!

Forgive the lousy image, but rejoice at the more than 2,300 Jazz CDs and LPs at this years sale. The above is a pic of the pile of some of the Jazz box sets …Fab stuff @ Fab prices… WHAT: ARC Sizzlin’… read more >>

Why You Should Support Libraries

OK – Saw John Wick 3 last night. In the opening fight the protagonist kills an antagonist, quite brutally, with a book, in the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. The uninterrupted action was believable of course because no one… read more >>

War + Music

A recent donation here at the ARC included 500 jazz books.  One of them was by a journalist I had once met in Paris, Mike Zwerin.  The book reminded me of a new acquaintance, Amanda Petrusich, who has just published a terrific… read more >>

Turn Up The Volume!

Resurrecting those 60s psychedelic posters from the basement last week also turned up a pile of late 70 this-and-thats.   Like this first edition of VOLUME by the ARC director. We’ll have them at our next sale  –  June 8-23 –  for… read more >>

Still Grand via the Grande

Grand Funk is getting ready to rock out at Jones Beach Theater (opening for Bob Seger) in Wantagh, New York, on May 30, at 7:30 PM.  In 1968 (?) it would have cost you $3.00 – $3.50 to see the band in… read more >>

Better Red Than Dead

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… read more >>

Empty the Garage – Fill the ARC

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…. read more >>

Tunes YOU Missed

Sleeves from the “Tunes You Missed” series of 45s that just arrived from a donor in LA.  Forgettable releases – fabulous graphics.  ARC saves everything music related.  Give us a hand and join our fundraising campaign Rebuilding the ARC Any and all… read more >>

Nina et Les Beatles

Today, Nina (last name a State Secret) one of our favorite people, dropped off a pile of her treasured 45s. Mighty tasty items with a French twist and only the beginning of more things to come.  Can’t wait to see her Beatles’… read more >>

Congress Usta Carry a big (fire) Stick…

THE report has been issued.  Just as I found this LP at a Goodwill.  ARC BELIEVES YOU CAN LINK GOODWILL AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTION!  So don that furry hat of Crockett, Franklin and Rousseau!  Remember; you got to fight for your right to… read more >>

All Things Must Pass

We get a lot of things a lot of times.  That gives the things ARC treasures a better chance of surviving.  We also try to place them in a few different locations. The Notre Dame fire brings it all home; how important… read more >>

ARC Needs a Hug

Arc needs a hug now and then.  Here’s Laurie Anderson hugging DJ Bunny Ears at our Benefit Dance Party.  They’re big ARC fans and we hope you will join them in supporting the ARC.  Help us grow and prosper.  We’re the only,… read more >>

ARCsale15 Zappa

Wall Items Extravaganza Part 2

Frank Zappa has been a favorite of record collectors for a long time. At the next ARChive Record and CD Sale there will be a LOT of his records — and records associated with him — available for sale. The accompanying photo… read more >>

Keith Richards’ Blues Collection

The Keith Richards’ Blues Collection at the ARC was launched when Mr. Richards joined our Board of Advisors in 1991. The gem of the 10,000 disc collection is the Robert Johnson 78, “Me and The Devil Blues”/”Little Queen of Spades” (Vocalion, 04108,… read more >>