Moving the Frederick P. Williams Collection from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara

Below are photographs of moving the Williams collection from Philadelphia to Santa Barbara. In a whirlwind weekend of packing, the collection was packed and loaded onto an air-ride van for transport to California. The trailer is mostly used for transporting satelite components, high tech and medical equipment, so you can set a cup of coffee in the back and it won't spill--hence no broken records. It also makes packing quicker, cheaper, and easier as it eliminates the time and cost of bubble wrap or other protective measures.

Upon its arrive in Santa Barbara, the collection was unpacked at our storage facility in Goleta where it will be sorted, resleeved and then cataloged and made accessible to the public.

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Van arrives in Philadelphia

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Packing the collection.

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Movers and Fred's grandchildren with the loaded collection.

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Van arrives in Santa Barbara

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Unloading the collection

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Wheeling in a pallet of discs.

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Unpacking the boxes and loading the discs onto the shelves.

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10" discs, part I

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10" discs, part II

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Sorting of discs by label. These are boxes of Zonophones and Black and Silver label Columbias.

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A crate of Black and Silver label Columbias, ready to be transported back to the library for cataloging.

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12" discs (on the left)

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Sorting the 12" discs.

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Old acidic sleeves and tattered albums get sent to be recycled.