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Aaron Pratt, Category_Collecting, Category_Groovy Stuff, Category_Horror, Category_VHS, David J. Gary, Horror VHS, VHS Collecting, Yale, Yale VHS, Yale VHS Collection -

Beyond doubt, the acquisition and preservation of nearly 3000 horror and cult VHS tapes by Yale Library is one of the most significant, exciting and historical events to occur within the VHS collector culture sphere since the beginning of the rewind-inclined resurgence. The Herculean efforts of former Kaplanoff Librarian and VHS physical media enthusiast David J. Gary and his partner Aaron Pratt to help preserve a small portion this particularly loved subset of home video entertainment hasn’t gone unnoticed by major media outlets (both in business and mass fashions), and of course here in Lunchmeat Land, we’ve absolutely championed and...

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Aaron Pratt, Category_Collecting, Category_Groovy Stuff, Category_Horror, Category_Screenings, Category_VHS, Category_Weirdness, David Gary, Library Journal, Library Journal VHS, VHS preservation, Yale University, Yale VHS -

Most of the more up-to-date and in-the-know Tapeheads are probably familiar with the tremendous VHS preservation project that has been underway for the past year or so over at Yale University, spearheaded by a rewind-inclined academic fellow by the name of David J. Gary with the assistance and support of his colleague Aaron Pratt. If you aren’t clued in on all of this home video history-in-the-making, be sure to check out this complete rundown of the entire project as it was covered here on LM featuring an exclusive and extensive interview with both Gary and Pratt. Be sure to also...

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