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Re: theos-talk Point Loma Theos History Library Burns

Nov 24, 2010 10:39 PM
by MKR

This is an old news in that the fire was in 2007. However, when I visited
the Wisdom Traditions website, it was there in home page and I took it as a
recent fire.

Still the need for digital scanning of important archival material is


On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 12:26 AM, MKR <> wrote:

> 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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