Does this man look happy?

By , October 7, 2009 10:27 am
Reel-to-reel tapes fromthe Jack Saul Collection

Reel-to-reel tapes from the Jack Saul Collection

“It’s like my birthday and Channukah all rolled into one,”  says an excited Nathan Tinanoff as he begins upacking some of the 730 boxes of recordings that arrived at FAU Libraries from Cleveland on Sept. 11, 2009.

After one week, the JSA team had unpacked and fully processed over eight hundred 78rpm recordings. The information on each record label is carefully checked against the JSA database to ascertain if a copy of the recording is already in the JSA collection. Out of the 800 recordings, 69 are new to the collection and 47 are in better condition that what we previously had.

About 815 LPs have been processed. It has been determined that 132 of these are new to the collection. We have also unpacked another 120 LPs which are unopened and sealed in the original plastic wrappers.

Nat is a happy man. “What is really exciting is that this is just the tip of the iceberg!”

45 rpm records

45 rpm records

Unpacking LPs

Unpacking LPs

Although he admits that it is a little overwhelming Nathan Tinanoff could not hide his amazement when the Saul family found two floors of a warehouse packed with recordings floor to ceiling that they previously knew nothing about. “I think this might mean another tractor-trailer loaded with recordings,” Nat says.

4 Responses to “Does this man look happy?”

  1. LAURENCE ROSENBLATT says:

    MY WIFE WILL BE HAVING HER 65TH BD SOON AND I WAS THINKING OF DEDICATING SOMETHING FOR HER AT A JEWISH MUSEUM OR A UNIVERISITY-NOT CLEAR AS TO WHAT.
    OUR FAMILY RESIDES IN BOCA RATON, WE LIVE IN NY AND IN AVENTURA
    SO FAU BECAME A POSSIBILITY.

  2. Oge Marques says:

    Hi Nate,

    Glad to see you happy!
    🙂

    By the way, the blog looks great!

    Cheers,

    — Oge

  3. tova wald says:

    Congratulations on your newly formatted site. It’s clear and easy to read. This is a great story, and Mr. Jack Saul was exceedingly outstanding as a lover of Jewish music. What a collection!!! It will be enjoyed by everyone. His memory will be a blessing forever.

  4. tova wald says:

    How fortunate that JSA exists to absorb this treasure of music and having past experience and know-how. I would love to be there to help, as well but I am at the other end of the world..Israel. Perhaps when I make my next future visit to New York I will have the opportunity to come down for a brief visit. Hoping to make my next donation soon.

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