New from the Archives: October 2015

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This fall we've had a handful more Kickstarter Archives projects launch. Read on for details!

Lost Train Blues

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A collection of field recordings conducted by John and Alan Lomax between 1933 and 1950, pulled from the vast holdings of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Curated by the Brooklyn Folk Festival's Eli Smith and set to be released on vinyl as a partnership between Jalopy and Mississippi Records.

American Genre Film Archive & Something Weird 

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AGFA is set to purchase a 4K film scanner to preserve 35mm film prints from the Something Weird collection — and make the best possible versions of these films available to the world. The first title set for restoration is Tom Hanson’s 1971 tabloid horror film “The Zodiac Killer.”

Jonas Mekas "Scrapbook of the Sixties" 

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A collection of 37 published and unpublished texts written between 1954 and 2010 by filmmaker and writer Jonas Mekas. Set to be released by Spector Books.

The Buster Keaton Project

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France's Lobster Films is looking to restore the entirety of Buster Keaton's short film output — 32 films in all. Additionally, 21 new scores will be created to accompany the films.

Roy Hart Theatre Photographic Archives

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Thousands of photographs and other documents tell the remarkable story of the Roy Hart Theatre in Thoiras, France — nearly fifty years of history to collect, digitize, and archive.

Remastering The 77s First 3 Albums

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Remastering, re-pressing, and reissuing the first three albums from underappreciated new-wavey rockers the 77s — Ping Pong Over The Abyss (1982), All Fall Down (1984), and The 77s (1987). Set to be released by Lo-Fidelity Records.