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Allen Ruppersberg

FOR COLLECTORS ONLY (everyone is a collector)

Artist Allen Ruppersberg has a show up in London based on a large collection of 78rpm recordings here at the ARChive. The Barrie H. Thorpe/Batavia Public Library Collection was donated to ARC last year, comprising some 48,000 seventy-eight rpm discs, and is… 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 >>

Why I’m A Bit Crabby…

  Because of the storm it took 4 days to get out of Mumbai, India.  After 8 hrs at the airport, only 42 hrs to get from Mumbai to Cleveland, and still not back in NYC yet.  ARC is safe and dry,… read more >>

Beatles; Beetles

Recently ARC moved our 124 Beatles parody and novelty records to a new location, and then noticed that we were only skimming the surface of a vast insect pond.  Witness the treasures discovered by an ARSC member, the venerable, mobile, Insect Circus… read more >>

Revolt Into Style

Looking around the ARC for some interesting things to show visiting fashion students from FIT I picked up Revolt Into Style, by a typically pompous and penetrating Brit, George Melly, in 1970.  The title by the way was later a song by Bill… read more >>

FASHION + MUSIC

Grad students from FIT will be visiting the ARC next week to get a tour and look at some fashionable things from our collection.  So we thought we’d pull a few covers by groups who have a strong or ever-so-weak link to… read more >>

Boo-La La!

Ah, the past.  It’s all coming back to me now.  Spirits in the air, then airmail brought this very nice memory from the UK. This large poster was one of six placed around London in 1983 when I launched Volume, (736 page… read more >>