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The Archive

PBS Premiere: August 17, 2010


This is the story of a man and his records. Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection. (7 minutes)


TAGS: american history, collection, collector, music, records, smithsonian

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Film Information

The Archive (7 min.)

Premiere Date: August 17, 2010

Streaming Dates: Expired

Filmmaker: Sean Dunne


Sean Dunne
Sean Dunne

Critical Acclaim

One of my favorite shorts in the past few years...”

— Russ Fischer,

Dunne's film is overflowing with luscious visuals and a fascinating subject and for all true music fans this short really is a must”

— El Vez,
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