Re: Right on, Cra-ven
That's why I'm sending my collection to Peter so he can put it on this site. The world needs to know.
Thanks, Acheick. I will be scanning everything she sends me and putting it on online. Initially it will be in PDF images but as time permits it will be OCRed and converted ito searchable text (this part will take longer as it is a much more labor-intensive and time consuming process). After that is done, there are plans to send it to a university library where it will be professionally archived and hopefully available through ILS or something similar so other researchers can have access to these materials in their original form.
I also have most COG publications from 1970-1978 which I intend to eventually finish scanning and uploading. Some of it is has already been added to the archives at Category:Family Publications
. Many of these publications (such as the FF letters from Vol. IV) are not even available to Family members anymore as they were completely purged.
Exfamily.org also has an extensive collection
Once I'm done with the scanning I plan to dispose of this stuff and hopefully never have to see it again as I really hate having Mo Letters and other Family publications in my home. While I could add it to another private collection, I think it would be better for it to go to a university library that can easily make it available to other researchers.
, please contact me if there is anything specific you need for your project. I can provide photocopies and/or high-resolution scans. I may also be able to loan you originals that have already been scanned (although obviously I can only loan you publications from my own collection and not anything which is on loan from a third party).
I have also heard that Powell's bookstore in Portland, Oregon has (or did at one time) a collection of Mo Letters for sale.