The Thomas Crane Public Library's record collection numbered over 6,000 by 1957, including about 200 wax cylinder records. These and other pre-electric discs were kept in a non-circulating historical collection, which patrons could listen to in the library. Pictured below are John Agnew and music librarian Jane Rubin cranking an early Edison machine.1
Thomas Crane Public Library's historical record collection, 19571
What else happened in 1957?
1. Bay State Librarian (Bulletin of the Massachusetts Library Association), Winter 1957.
2. money.cnn.com [link].
3. www.nhc.noaa.gov [link].
4. www.historyorb.com [link].
5. transition.fcc.gov [link].
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