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Point Loma Theos History Library Burns

Nov 24, 2010 10:26 PM
by MKR

Here is some very sad news many missed. This can happen to anyone. Years
ago, the library of TS in Austin, Texas was destroyed by fire.

In todayâs world, scanning and converting documents to electronic files is a
feasible option especially with the dropping prices of scanner.

My hope is Point Loma will be able to digitally scan their entire
collections soon. Anyone wanting to help the project should contact Point
Loma directly.



Dear Friends -

I have very unfortunate news. The recent fire consumed virtually all of
PLP's back inventory (95% of its published in print books)  and 85% of the
library, etc.  (Some books and all the archive of photos and art work are
safe and some archive originals at another location.) Additionally a
complete copy of the archive was made about 6 years ago, but much original
material was lost.  A complete overview of the loss will be accomplished
during the next 1-2 weeks.The fire storm came through at 1000 degrees+ so
everything burned from the inside out with near 100 mph winds according to
the fire department Sunday night October 21. This fire burned around 80,000
acres during last week in San Diego County. A second fire burned almost
200,000 acres in the north part of the county.

Such is the impermanent nature of things, and though the wisdom lives on,
there is the importance and necessity of safeguarding and maintaining for
future generations the literature of the Theosophical Movement  in an
accessible way as well. To that end we are initiating with the cooperation
of Theosophical friends and groups in the US and Europe a project to
digitally scan the entire Point Loma Theosophical literary heritage. Those
interested in more information about this or contributing to its support may
contact us at Direct financial contributions may
be made via papal    or by check to Point Loma Publications 4060 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116. (Donations are tax deductable.) As this project
develops we will also be re-building the library and collaborating with
others in establishing  long term centers in different location(s) for
Theosophical study, research and practice.

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