I have learned that the archives of Bob Moog are being moved from their current care at the Bob Moog Foundation to Cornell University.
The BMF's efforts have included cataloging thousands of items, cleaning and restoring a breadth of materials including almost 100 reel-to-reel tapes in the collection, re-housing Bob's collection in archival quality storage materials, securing climate controlled storage for the items and most recently securing state-of-the-art archival storage and processing facilities where researchers from around the world could access the archives. All of this was done in order to preserve this valuable piece of history for us and future generations. Without their work over the past 7 years, many of Bob's materials would most likely have been destroyed by time and the elements.
Beyond preservation, the BMF have also worked to share the archives through many exhibits all over the US, exposing tens of thousands of people to the unique information and insights that the archives contain.
If we lock this valuable piece of history up in a university where a small percentage of people will actually be able to experience them firsthand, we will be denying "Bob's experience" to the vast majority of the populous . Please help keep Bob's archives in Asheville where they belong!
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