Academic journal article ARSC Journal

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Academic journal article ARSC Journal

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A number of publications have been offering profiles of notable record collectors of the past and present. The last of Derek Coller's interesting profiles of notable collector/discographers appears in the September 2012 issue of the IAJRC Journal, and is about the late Len Kunstadt. Len, a longtime friend, published the well-remembered Record Research magazine from 1955 to 1995, and was at the center of a sort of New York "researchers' collective" that gifted later generations with an enormous amount of discographical research, mostly on small U.S. labels of the early 20th century. He is also the only collector I know who "collected" an authentic 1920s recording artist--blues singer Victoria Spivey--with whom he lived and whose recordings he lovingly reissued.

If you'd like to know more about David Lennick, the transfer engineer and author of frequent wry postings on 78-L, check the November/December 2012 issue of Antique Phonograph News. Another of APNs subjects, 83 year-old Jack Litchfield, reports that he had little difficulty disposing of his collection when he and his wife moved into a retirement home, because, he says, he considered it not so much a collection as "a gathering." Nevertheless, before the move he transferred many of his 7,000 discs to 109 CDRs. …

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