New Homes for the ARChive of Contemporary Music in Manhattan

Mar 6, 2020

These are covers for blues records on the wall of the Tribeca headquarters of the archive
Credit Jon Kalish for WBGO News

The ARChive of Contemporary Music in Manhattan has a collection of popular music that rivals that of the Library of Congress: more than three million recordings.

The archive is independent and gets no money from state or local governments. Because of rising rents, the archive is being forced to vacate its headquarters. But news of its predicament brought offers from all over the country and the archive has just announced that it will be moving to two different locations outside of the city.

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