Preserving Memories: Vinyl Records and Reunion Advice
7/1/2007
Creative ways to save and share your family history.

Safe Keeping: Vintage Records

All the cool kids download their music these days, but you probably have plenty of old fashioned recordings in your possession. In 1877, Thomas Edison invented a phonograph that played delicate cylinders wrapped in foil; later cylinders were wax. More durable 33? rpm “long-playing” records, or LPs, came along in 1947, followed by the 45 rpm. Whether you're guarding Great-grandma Rose's cylinders, Uncle Tony's jazz albums or the Elvis tunes of your youth, these tips will get you in the right preservation groove.