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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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If you’re a regular VHSubscriber here in Lunchmeat Land, you’re probably familiar with the efforts of Yale University’s David Gary and Aaron Pratt: the analog enthusiasts that helped to collect nearly 3000 VHS tapes and video era related material to preserve for posterity in the Yale University Library. If you haven’t heard about that, you can get all caught up with the exclusive in-depth Lunchmeat interview RIGHT HERE, Tapeheads! Now Yale is leading the way of official VHS preservation once again with another painstaking project for posterity: the digitization of nearly 2000 VHS tapes that have been collected since the...

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