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September 2017 Update
The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust
& The Wilhelm Reich Museum
HELP NOW WITH URGENT PUSH TO SECURE THE
LONG TERM FUTURE OF THE WILHELM REICH ARCHIVES
In addition to the many needs for maintaining the property at Orgonon, the Trust urgently needs to raise money to secure the long term future of the Wilhelm Reich Archives. This collection--so important as a repository of Reich's diaries, films, audio revordings, laboratory notebooks, correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, and many other items--has been kept at the Countway Library of Medicine in Boston since 1977. Several dozen scholars have done research in this collection since November 2007.
But this collection needs to be digitally entered, item by item, into the Countway's online catalog as soon as practically possible. Countway archivists have estimated this will cost $90,000, which we must raise as quickly as we can.
Digital imaging of the entire collection is the next goal, to guarantee its safety in the event of flood, fire, theft, etc., as well as to make most of the collection available online, to greatly increase scholarly access. This was recently done with the Library of Congress's Freud archive collection. The cost to digitize these priceless scientific and psychiatric discoveries and innovations is estimated at an additional $360,000 on top of the cataloguing expenses.
- Cataloguing: $90,000
- Digitization: $360,000
- TOTAL: $450,000
We must raise these funds as promptly as we can, particularly the first $90,000.
Any tax-deductible contributions you can make to the Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, earmarked for the Reich Archives Preservation Project, are most welcome. Bequests on behalf of this important collection are also deeply appreciated. And anyone who values the preservation of Reich's legacy, please bring our cause to the attention of private philanthropic foundations, such as Family Foundations, or put us in touch with them.
Many, many thanks.
UNTIL NEXT MONTH
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