The Archive

You should definitely check out the short film The Archive at Vimeo:

Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world’s largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.

This is the story of a man and his records. I hope you enjoy it.

As MetaFilter points out, “He’s ready to sell the whole thing for 6 cents on the dollar of their worth. 3 million records for $1 each. And nobody is buying.”

I can’t believe that no one has expressed any interest in such an amazing collection! You’d think Paul Allen (founder of the Experience Music Project, a museum of music history in Seattle), the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, or even the Library Of Congress would jump at this opportunity. What a tragedy; I hope that someone worthy gives the collection a home…

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