Mark Stryker

50,000 piece record collection donated to SDSU

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Yes, the interests and wishes of rights holders should be respected and accommodated, whenever practicable. And come on, I am not talking about forced digitization and dissemination of private diaries held in family estates. But whatever is in libraries / archives is there supposedly to be accessed by the public. And ideally this access should be enabled through modern means to anybody who's interested. Coming to NYC to access some rare book being at a mercy of an archive specialist not to be turned away is quaintly medieval. Of course I agree that a solution cannot be reached on the level of one library / archive, but resources can be pulled together and state (or private sponsors) could support this.          

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Interesting story and one we'll see more of this sort of thing as more well-to-do boomers execute their estate plans.  From the article,  I gather that he's actually planning to keep it for a while since it mentions there is not timetable yet.  I suspect they will spread it out over several years and spread the tax deduction as well.    Most folks I know that are collectors tell me that they are "leaving for their kids", which I hear as "I don't want to sell it."    But that's just me.  As for my collections of records, audio gear and vintage barbell/dumbbells (yes, people collect 'vintage iron', as they call it),  I am slowly selling off pieces and saving anyone surviving me that work. 

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2 hours ago, Michael said:

(yes, people collect 'vintage iron', as they call it)

That's exactly the term I've often heard in connection with collecting vintage (or collectible, anyhow) cars and/or motorbikes, more specifically those who also stock (or should I say amass?) the spare parts to go with them. ^_^

(But maybe I am biased because that description fits me too ;))

(BTW, would you and your likes consider me sacrilegious if I told you I have a c. 1900 barbell - the kind you see on ancient photographs of weight lifters sporting handlebar moustaches and wearing striped body suits - sitting as a decorative item in my garden? It belonged to my great-grand uncle and has been sitting out in the open for at least 70 years, first on his property, and then rescued to move here when that lot was sold for redevelopment ;) - and it seems "fit for the ages", seeing how it has "weathered" (literally) those decades)

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I'm actually under orders from my daughter to not liquidate my collection - she wants it.

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26 minutes ago, felser said:

I'm actually under orders from my daughter to not liquidate my collection - she wants it.

Daughter of the year!

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4 minutes ago, mjzee said:

Daughter of the year!

Sometimes ;).

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