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MW is ARC’s 6,000th Record Donor!

Just acknowledged our 6,000th donor of recordings here at the ARC. Of course there are a whole lot more nice folks who have given us recordings, but we have only been keeping track for the past 20 years. So here’s to Matthew… 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 >>

Steve Lacy Digital Collection @ ARC

In 2012 ARC created a digital archive of Steve Lacy’s handwritten manuscripts and notebooks containing over 500 published and unpublished compositions. Mr. Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004) was a pioneer of the soprano saxophone, who excelled as a performer… read more >>

exhaling 2013 – inflating 2014!

As we deflate 2013 and welcome 2014, a big thanks to all of you who supported the ARC! Don’t forget to mail that check you wrote last year, or post a donation for this year. What’s coming up? We will FINALLY update… read more >>

SUNDAY – Final Day of ARC’s Holiday Sale

Sun Dec 15 – Outside it looks like this…Inside it’s warm and colorful– not only records, but lots of lovely housewares from donated estates like this “Slick and Fancy” Jeannette glass punchbowl set with enough cups to egg-knock over your whole family…. read more >>

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The Wine Is Gone, but We Still Have Plenty of Records

Archivist Quinn MacRorie pictured before the start of our sale.  Notice the custom ARC wine label courtesy City Winery! After the ARC Party, no more wine, but we still have lots of great stuff on the wall! Last night’s members party at… read more >>

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale! Dec 7 – 15

Our Holiday Sale Starts this weekend, and we hope to see you there! Great stuff, good people, all to help support the not-for-profit ARChive of Contemporary Music. A full week of X-mas shopping fun. more than 25,000 items – More vinyl and… read more >>

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale! Dec 7 – 15

The LONG wait is over.  More than 20,000 never before offered recordings just in time for the Holidays.  Join us as for one week every December ARC is the largest record store in New York City! when: Sat Dec 7-Sun Dec 15,… read more >>

Grubby Dub Surfaces

Everyone knows that ARC has the BEST interns in the American League, and today’s All-Star is Arlo, who, while inspecting classical LPs for surface worthiness, discovered some booklets stuffed inappropriately in inappropriate sleeves. Who could have have thought to place these very… read more >>

Simon, Nile + Reed – in the news

Well, quite a few of our Board Members are in the news these days.  First off here’s a pic of Paul Simon who visited the ARC last week (ignore that other guy). We had a mint copy of his Jerry Landis early personae… read more >>

1 Week 2 Go til ARC Summer Sale

Yes, just about a week till the ARC sale and this is just about the last time we’ll be letting you know.  About 40K new LPs + CDs have arrived, we’ve been staying up late sorting it all, and you can reap… read more >>

Feelin’ Kinda Moogy?

OK – So much news, and yet, the ARChive Swingin’ Summer Sale is fast approaching, so here’s one tasty item that YOU can get when you stop by, beginning Saturday, June 8.  OR, if you join the ARC, at our pre-sale PARTY… read more >>

Country, Folk and Cowboy Songbook Collection

In October, Edward J. Ward of Wisconsin pulled his rented U-Haul van up to the steps at 54 White Street and unloaded 46 giant plastic tubs containing hundreds of magazines, music folios, LPs and 46,000 forty-fives, mostly country.  All of this material… read more >>

ARC roundup 2012

Did you clean 4,500 LPs covered in talcum powder? Did you work during Hurricane Sandy searching for albums by flashlight? Did you wade through a mile long alley of engine parts and motors, piled 4 ft high, in 96 degree weather, to… read more >>

Soul Session @ the ARC

This year’s winter Members Only Party, a preview and a shindig held on the Thursday evening before the semi-annual Record and CD Sale kicks into full swing, was a very soulful event.  Frank Lipsius, whose father founded Jamie and Guyden Records in… read more >>

ARC Holiday Sale for only $6

Our Holiday Sale is only 6 days away, so here’s a batch of some near-mint LPs, curiously all by ARC Board member Lou Reed, that we’ll be offering for only $6 each! Hope to see you at ARC’s hot WINTER Holiday Record… read more >>

ARC Holiday Sale + other things 2 do…

Hi!  Here is a nice batch of LPs that will be available at the ARC’s hot WINTER Holiday Record + CD SALE, Dec 8-16, everyday from 11am – 6 pm. Any of the above – an odd accidental religious grouping – all… read more >>