Film, Video Broken Cylinders

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Broken Cylinders
Eric Monroe discusses the nature of damage to early wax cylinder audio recordings during storage.
Event Date
May 22, 2017
-  Eric Monroe is supervisory physical scientist in the preservation research and testing division of the Library of Congress. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 2008. Following postdoctoral work at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and the University of Arizona, he was a chemist in a corporate characterization lab, and came to the Library in 2015.
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55 minutes 33 seconds
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