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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

I'm pursuing my BFA in Graphic Design at Florida Atlantic University and one of my summer jobs is at the Recorded Sound Archives in the campus library. Right now, we're restoring hundreds of vintage children's albums damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Some of you might be interested in this... smile

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Palm-Beach-County-News/fau-restores-childrens-records-damaged-by-hurricane-sandy/-/8815578/20922276/-/2bf1uuz/-/index.html

(I'm not in the video. My time is spent touching up the album artwork in Photoshop.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

What a freakin' nightmare for record collectors. I can't believe there are people out there willing to do this kind of work. Keep us up to date, please.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I applaud their efforts. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 6:06 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

I'm pursuing my BFA in Graphic Design at Florida Atlantic University and one of my summer jobs is at the Recorded Sound Archives in the campus library. Right now, we're restoring hundreds of vintage children's albums damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Some of you might be interested in this... smile

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Palm-Beach-County-News/fau-restores-childrens-records-damaged-by-hurricane-sandy/-/8815578/20922276/-/2bf1uuz/-/index.html

(I'm not in the video. My time is spent touching up the album artwork in Photoshop.)




ScottDS......

Just a friendly suggestion.....

I wonder if you or your co-workers know of this website......

http://www.kiddierecords.com/

Unfortunately---other than the rarest cases, it looks as if a considerable amount of the work you're doing is already done.

And taking another avenue, a perusal of the eBay website will indicate that when you look into the area of 45s, LPs, and 78 rpm childrens records, you will find available many of the records that you and others have worked on.

It seems that the time and money expended by FAU might be better spent in searching out replacement copies of these discs rather than attempting to restore the damaged ones in some way.

I, myself, have taken this avenue and have added quite a number of childrens discs to my collection---from Margaret O'Brien albums to Pinky Lee children's 45s to Lionel Barrymore narrated fairy tales to Disney movie songs and albums, and many more areas---all generally from the 1930s to the 1960s.

But, in any case, wishing good luck to you and a salute to your generous efforts.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

I'll try to keep people posted but there's not much more to add at the moment.


And it's not just children's records - it started as a Jewish music archive and expanded from there:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/spc/soundarchives.htm


Manderley - I will make an effort to show that website to my boss on Monday morning. smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


This is a wonderful thing. Thank you for doing this. I am not sure this song is related to anything you are doing but one of my favorite childhood memories is of listening to an old 78 my parents had of The Teddy Bear's Picnic by Henry Hall and his Orchestra. I knew it by heart and when my children were born I made sure they heard this song and had picnics with their teddy bears. Wonderful work you are doing. If I may share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZANKFxrcKU

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2013 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

We made the local news.

You can see the back of my head at approx. 1:26. (despite having given a full interview) smile

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_s_palm_beach_county/boca_raton/faus-recorded-sound-archives-works-to-restore-albums-records-that-were-weathered-and-warped


And manderley, that website is already on their radar. I think one of the guys has already downloaded a bunch of their covers, but I'm pressing on anyway.

 
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