To assemble, document and thereby preserve every known US 45 rpm record into one organized
collection locatred in a museum like setting for the purpose of archiving this most important
legacy of the 20th century, for future generations.
There are many large repositories of 45 rpm records across the country. Some are
warehouses with record company stock, others are retail record businesses with
very large store stock. And still others are large private collections numbering from several
thousand up to hundreds of thousands. Furthermore, a simple Google search will bring up
many online retail
record outlets with quite large
45 rpm stockpiles.Therefore, presently the availability of large numbers of 45 rpm
records is still quite high. But as these online retailers, collectors and businesses start to
close down, dump their collections or go out of business, now is the time to consider a way
to assemble and thereby preserve these very important pieces of music history.
Estimated funding for a project of this size and scope would require between 4 to 5 million dollars.
While an investment of this undertaking is no small sum, the benefits would be tremendous. Nowhere
in the world would there be anything like it. Music lovers of all ages, over three generations, would be
able to take advantage of all the Museum would have to offer. The all-important "Return on Investment"
would come from entrance fees, concession profit and record sales, and could begin within less than
the five year norm.