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October 2009

The Jazz Loft Project

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From 1957 to 1965 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer W. Eugene Smith recorded approximately 4,000 hours of sound on 1,741 reel-to-reel audiotapes and shot nearly 40,000 photographs in a New York City loft building christened The Jazz Loft. It was one of those burning centers of cultural vivacity, the embers of which have been hidden by the ashes of time, just waiting to be rekindled and light up the world again.

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Access Qualities

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One of the things that drove me into the field of archiving and preservation was this strong feeling that all people deserve equal access to information, culture, and education. Impossible? Maybe. Can I do something to increase access just a little bit more? Yes.

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Masstransiscope

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This is a magical work of art that surprises and delights me every time I view it on the train, right up there with walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and seeing the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry.

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