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Re: [ARSCLIST] wire recordings - archival storage

Hi Mike,

Nope, no relation to Andre although I'm now intrigued about hearing
"Delirium In Hi-Fi".

Thanks for the response!


On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Michael Biel <mbiel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've never had trouble with the post-war wire on Webster-Chicago type
> spools, because these all seem to be solid stainless steel.  The problem
> lies in earlier wire which is sometimes clad.  I have an odd wartime machine
> made by Brush for the Navy, VRW-1, that has the wire in a cartridge and it
> is impossible to keep the wire from breaking with even the slightest
> tension.
> And while we are on the subject of Illinois and wartime wire recorders,
> what has happened to the recorder and the wire that Marvin Camras (I think)
> played during his ARSC Chicago Conference presentation in 1993 that had a
> 1944 recording of Marion Anderson she recorded in his Armour Research lab.
>  I have the talk on videotape.
> Oh, and Tracy, you're not any relation to Andre Popp are you?  He did some
> wonderful things with tape recorders under the guise of Elsa Popping and Her
> Pixieland Band in the 1956 award winning album Delirium In Hi-Fi.
> Mike Biel  mbiel@xxxxxxxxx
> Tracy Popp wrote:
>> Dear ARSC list members:
>> I have been doing research on archiving wire recordings for a project we
>> are
>> working on here at Univ. of Illinois. I have yet to find any  information
>> about preferred archival storage of these types of recordings - storage
>> orientation, preferred archival containers, etc. I have seen
>> recommendations
>> regarding storage environment temperature but nothing definitive on
>> container or orientation.
>>  I'd like to hear about how you and your institution approach archival
>> storage of wire recordings and if you have any particular resource you've
>> used to guide your decisions. Thank you in advance and I look forward to
>> your responses!
>> Best,
>> Tracy Popp
>> Graduate Student
>> Univ. of Illinois

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