Thousands of pieces of history was discovered at the ‘Old Madigan Hospital’ complex during renovation efforts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. Officials say more than 8,000 vinyl records were found hidden between a narrow 16-inch wall space. The vinyl recordings were dated from 1942 to 1960.
They contained popular music and programming recorded by the Armed Forces Radio Service and the War Department. JBLM Cultural Resources Manager Dale Sadler says, “They’re obviously in great shape. We were lucky they stayed in a heated building you didn’t have the hot, cold warping, water damage, mold, very clean, their all in sleeves with a very complete card catalog.”
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