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Help Preserve the MRR Archive! Pt. 3


July 29th, 2014 by

Welcome to the third installment of the epic MRR record reorg! Last week we told you a bit about the first phase of the project to improve our archive of 46,000 records, one of the largest punk and underground record collections in the world.

Now that all of our precious cargo has been placed into the boxes we purchased, we’re ready to get down to the nitty gritty. This means re-alphabetizing records, fixing old green tape, and giving each one a brand new plastic sleeve.

Alphabetizing is a long and tedious process. Over the years, many shitworkers and guests have accidentally misfiled records where they didn’t belong (a lesson for all you newbies: the NAPALM DEATH/ELECTRO HIPPIES split belongs under E for ELECTRO HIPPIES since it comes first in the alphabet). All of which means we have to look through every box and confirm that each recorded is in the correct spot. And if it’s not, time to put it where it belongs!

Next, we have to re-do any bad green taping. This is an ancient practice, developed by Tim Yo way back in the early days, to help identify records that are part of the MRR collection. Shitworkers are expected to green-tape their records after submitting their reviews. Over the years, however, some of the green tape has degraded or gotten smooshed from the cramped shelving system. This shelving system needs changing, also because tightly shelved records stick to each other, resulting in sometimes ripped covers or glue residue damage.

Finally, we’re placing each of the records in a protective plastic sleeve to keep them safe and keep them from sticking to one another.

Shitworkin'!

Shitworkin’!

This is the heavy lifting part of the project. And, as you know, this is all volunteer run, so again we’re asking for your help with funding. This is a massive and costly undertaking, but with your help, we’ll be able to pay for these supplies and afford an even more killer and functional MRR record collection.

To help us out, please click the button below to make a tax-deductible donation to MRR via our nonprofit fiscal sponsor, SFAAAMP.

You can also send your tax deductible donations by check or money order to:

San Francisco All Ages Art & Music Project Inc.
c/o John Downing
3657 20th Street, Ste. 4
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA



Help Preserve the MRR Archive! Pt. 2


June 28th, 2014 by

Dearest punks!

Last time around, we told you a bit about our ambitious goal to reorganize the Maximum Rocknroll vinyl archive, one of the largest punk and underground DIY record collections in the world.

Right now we have our records shelved like books, ut with this project we’re moving to a brand new system that will save us space and protect our records. The bright idea on how to solve this issue came one night during a MRR board meeting. We were discussing the lack of space when Mr. Robert Collins suggested, “Why not put them in 7-inch boxes like Amoeba does?” And hence our problem was solved.

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So, our first task is to take all of the records off the shelves and put them into our new 7” boxes. This process took a few days of heavy man- and lady-power.

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We also devised a new system to organize the contents of each box. Each shelf has a color assigned to it and every row has a symbol (Minor Threat sheep, Void crosses, Anarchy “A”, etc.) Each box now houses about 110 records to ensure that there’s plenty of room to grow (on average we receive 75-85 new EPs every month, and 40-50 new LPs. If you do the math, you’ll easily find out how quickly our archive grown on a yearly basis).

BUT as mentioned earlier, the boxes (and the sleeves we’re about to put them in) cost money — and they ain’t cheap!

So consider this your call to action. With your generous donations (dig deep!), we’ll be able to pay for these supplies. Once we transfer them into boxes, we will make sure each box is alphabetized, each record is sleeved and all the misfiled records are re-filed correctly. This means a better organized and well-cared for collection for us all!

To help us out, just click the button below to make a tax-deductible donation to MRR via our nonprofit fiscal sponsor, SF AAAMP.

You can also send your tax deductible donations by check or money order to:

San Francisco All Ages Art & Music Project Inc.
c/o John Downing
3657 20th Street, Ste. 4
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA



Help Preserve the MRR Archive! Pt. 1


June 25th, 2014 by

Most punks know Maximum Rocknroll only as a zine, but we also curate an archive! Zines, books, and demo tapes, but the majority of our archive consists of over 46,000 vinyl records, which began in the ’60s as Tim Yohannan’s record collection and has turned into this ever-growing monster. Many punks have come by to check out the collection, and if any of you find yourselves in San Francisco, feel free to email or call us to set up a time to come over and check out this giant resource and legacy. You are also welcome to bring some cassettes and make a mix tape!

Over time we’ve run very low on room here at the compound and some of the records have been damaged. In addition to the space issue, our decaying brick walls that have contributed to a great deal of damage, particularly to the 7”s. We have now begun the process of protecting and reorganizing the record collection.

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We have started moving the 7”s into boxes. Each shelf has a color assigned to it and every row has a symbol. We have also begun to poly-bag each 7” and pull all of the misfiled records. This is a huge undertaking and we could only do this with the help of out loyal shitworkers, Mike Keskinidis, Jason Halal, Matt Badenhop, Heidi Booth, Greg Harvester, Martin Sorrondeguy, Kat Smith, Jeremy Meier, Jason Ryan, and Dan Gudgel!

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This archive is treated as a resource for punks all over the globe. You can visit the compound, make mix tapes, search for that release you only saw once in your life, check if you band’s record is in there. But to facilitate this, we need to ensure the longevity and quality of the record collection archive!

While the great punks generously volunteer the labor, we still need to cover the cost of materials. MRR is hand to mouth. What we have coming in covers each month’s expenses, but we never turn a profit. So we are asking for your help to raise funds for materials to finish this project! We are trying to raise $4,000 for boxes, sleeves, markers, dividers, green tape and a few unforeseeable supplies needed to repair various records, including archive materials like acid-free backing and more.

To help us out, please click the button below to make a tax-deductible donation to MRR via our nonprofit fiscal sponsor, SFAAAMP.

You can also send your tax deductible donations by check or money order to:

San Francisco All Ages Art & Music Project Inc.
c/o John Downing
3657 20th Street, Ste. 4
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA