by Jolene Beiser, Project Archivist
The tapes were assessed, re-boxed, cataloged and packed; readied to take the long road trip across America to George Blood, LP in Philadelphia, PA. We hired art movers, US Art, to safely transport our first batch of 425 one-of-a-kind recordings in climate controlled trucks.
Project Director Brian DeShazor and Project Archivist Jolene Beiser, along with Pacifica Radio Archives staff Edgar Toledo, Joe Gallucci, and Mark Torres helped to pack up the tapes in heavy-duty plastic crates, protected from impact with bubble wrap, and with desiccant packs dropped in each box to protect against moisture.
According to George Blood, LP, they arrived safe and sound, and are being prepped for digitization.
Thank you to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for the funding to transport and digitize these precious recordings as part of our project American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982.
See more about the project here.