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Thread #147727 Message #3425381
Posted By: GUEST,Fred McCormick
24-Oct-12 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Ruskin College Archive Destruction
Subject: Ruskin College Archive Destruction
I've just received news that Ruskin College, Oxford University is currently destroying all its hard copy archives. This in itself is serious enough, especially as Ruskin was established specifically to give working class people a chance at a decent education. Therefore their archive is of immense importance to social and working class historians etc.
However, the MacColl/Seeger collection, an unparalled assemblage of field recordings and hard copy materials is held by Ruskin, and is of particular interest to people on Mudcat.
I am currently trying to find out whether the MacColl/Seeger materials are to be included in the destruction and will keep 'catters posted.
In the meantime, there is an on-line petition which I urge people to sign. It is here .