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!
If you feel so moved, please also consider a donation to the Bob Moog Foundation on their donation portal. Please note that the donations on the next page support iPetition, not the Bob Moog Foundation.
I met your father at the 103rd AES convention at NYC in 1997. I was a student from the University of Colorado and introduced to him by my professor, Roy Pritts. I have a photo if you are interested (if so, please send me an email address where I can send you the phone). I learned of his many accomplishments through my journey in obtaining my audio engineering degree. I am now working with two other producers to preserve the memory of Nebraska jazz musicians and vocalists and we share your same concern re the integrity of keeping our artifacts 1) available to the public and 2) intact in one desirable place. Sending you our support in keeping the collection in Asheville. We also praise you for the work you have done to preserve your father's memory -- no easy task! Thank you for sharing your father's work with the world, because he indeed was ahead of his time -- brilliant yet humble.
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