National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library Category

  • Thursday, August 21, 2008 After working on the LPs and 78s, the 45s are a breeze. First, there are only three boxes–about 300 to clean. Second, they are small and […]

    45s Are Fun!

    Thursday, August 21, 2008 After working on the LPs and 78s, the 45s are a breeze. First, there are only three boxes–about 300 to clean. Second, they are small and […]

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  • Thursday, August 14, 2008 These are some of the last boxes of records we had to go through. They had dried out which made it much harder to separate them. […]

    Getting Grosser

    Thursday, August 14, 2008 These are some of the last boxes of records we had to go through. They had dried out which made it much harder to separate them. […]

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  • Friday, August 6, 2008 When we washed all of the records, we didn’t only have to worry about the flood goo but also the mold that thrives in damp, warm […]

    Mold on 78s

    Friday, August 6, 2008 When we washed all of the records, we didn’t only have to worry about the flood goo but also the mold that thrives in damp, warm […]

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  • Thursday, July 31 Cleaning the 78′s from the Czech Slovak record collection has been our longest project so far. Just the cursory cleaning we did out at the Oakdale paper […]

    Cleaning 78s

    Thursday, July 31 Cleaning the 78′s from the Czech Slovak record collection has been our longest project so far. Just the cursory cleaning we did out at the Oakdale paper […]

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  • Tuesday, July 29, 2008 We were amazed to discover that 78s expand when wet. Getting them out of their archival box was no small task. The photos explain the process.

    The Challenge of Unboxing 78s

    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 We were amazed to discover that 78s expand when wet. Getting them out of their archival box was no small task. The photos explain the process.

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  • Monday, July 28, 2008  One of the benefits of having a local institution like the University of Iowa help with flood recovery is the access we have to the curators […]

    David Muhlena Visits

    Monday, July 28, 2008  One of the benefits of having a local institution like the University of Iowa help with flood recovery is the access we have to the curators […]

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  • Thursday, July 24, 2008  The highlight of the day was listening to three Czech LPs that we had salvaged. The covers are wrinkled, tattered, stained, and still have a distinct […]

    Czech LPs Debut

    Thursday, July 24, 2008  The highlight of the day was listening to three Czech LPs that we had salvaged. The covers are wrinkled, tattered, stained, and still have a distinct […]

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2008  The Gazette was really fast in getting this video posted. It looks pretty good. Bill Voss and Elizabeth Stone did a great job demonstrating how to clean […]

    How to Restore LPs, DVDs, CDs Video Debuts

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008  The Gazette was really fast in getting this video posted. It looks pretty good. Bill Voss and Elizabeth Stone did a great job demonstrating how to clean […]

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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Caitlin has gone home to visit Michigan. Which means Bill has come to help me out. Although he makes fun of the lunches I bring, and […]

    Hanging in There

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Caitlin has gone home to visit Michigan. Which means Bill has come to help me out. Although he makes fun of the lunches I bring, and […]

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  • Monday, July 21, 2008 We think we’ve finally figured out how to contain the smells while cleaning the Czech/Slovak records. The solution turned out to be rather simple. We set […]

    Containing Smells

    Monday, July 21, 2008 We think we’ve finally figured out how to contain the smells while cleaning the Czech/Slovak records. The solution turned out to be rather simple. We set […]

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