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Re: [ARSCLIST] Who is accepting old record collections?

I have already had two universities express an interest in getting my records when I croak.
As you know yourself Steve,a collection of 5000 records is pretty piddling,and pathetic.

--- On Wed, 4/8/09, Steven Smolian <smolians@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Steven Smolian <smolians@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Who is accepting old record collections?
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 8:08 AM

As I'm writing the text for the expansion of my www.recordappraiser.com webpage, I'm up to the section about who is accepting record collections.

So who is?  LP collections are usually in the 5,000-10,0000 item range, 45s and 78s about the same. 

I know this has been asked and answered before, but my directory is to be focussed on the realities of the present, just changed tax regulations.

You must be registered as a 501c3 organization.  To be fully tax deductible, the accepting institution has to retain all the records for the new minimum 3 years (previously 2 years). Some can be merged with existing materials. The rest have to be held in a "do not discard" storage mode until three years after the date of the gift to avoid bad economic consequences to the donor.  

You may specify that processing funds have to accompany the gift, but it will cut down drastically on what you will be offered.

Most collections that are floating around out there are classical, rock or easy listening.  Sometimes they are from retired DJs.  

Let me know what you will acept (subject to confirmation on a case-by-case basis) and what kinds of music.

Steve Smolian


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