Bulletin from Meher Archive Collective, Asheville, NC
#1 - December 2018
MAC at Red Oak. In August 2018, MAC found a home!
Constructed in 1928, the former Red Oak School is a solid, brick-built, essentially fireproof structure - perfect for housing Baba’s invaluable treasures and documents.
Work has begun… MAC’s priority is to build an archival vault. While this is ongoing, evaluation and remediation of HVAC, plumbing and electrical has begun, and essential repairs to the roof are underway.
Plans for the future:
Since August, over 1200 volunteer hours have been logged.
The generous donation of time and talent from many dedicated individuals has allowed for demolition, discovery and initial repairs to the main building, as well as a complete transformation, both inside and out, of the caretakers cottage, now known as Meher Cottage. The value of this work to date is estimated at $75,000.
We need your help…Do you live locally and have time on your hands? Or are you planning a visit to the Asheville area, maybe to spend time with friends from the Baba community?
Whether your passion is construction, cleaning windows, learning archiving skills or yet to be discovered, there are numerous ways in which you can support MAC through donating your time, talent and treasure.
Please email Ken@meherarchive.org if you have construction skills to offer or if you’d like to enquire about volunteering.
Dedicated volunteers continue essential archiving work at MAC’s temporary Golf Street office.
On Wednesday afternoons, Elaine Cox supervises the preservation of documents; on Friday afternoons, Eruch and Scott oversee the scanning of letters and other paper documents.
If you would like to learn more about the art and craft of archiving, and are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call Elaine on (908) 887-0037.
Please consider a year-end gift to MAC.
Contributions to our Capital Campaign, as well as individual donations and recurring monthly contributions, can be set up here.
All contributions are tax deductible.
We continue to need funds for the upgrade, restoration and ongoing maintenance of the Red Oak School building as well as for supplies and equipment for archiving work.
If you would like to discuss how you may be able to support MAC and its vision, please email Scott@meherarchive.org
Meher Archive Collective
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