“THE LEADING AUTHORITY AND LARGEST COLLECTION OF POP CULTURE ON EARTH”
– Joseph Baldassare, Arthouse 18
Save The Stuff You Love! is the de facto mantra of the David Bieber Archives. And that’s what David Bieber has been doing his whole life. Now, after 35 years in cold storage, the always-growing collection, a vast stockpile of media, music, film and pop culture artifacts, is finally seeing the light of day.
The Archives has the goods, preserving more than 1,000,000 pieces of memorabilia, including: vinyl albums, 45s, CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks, reel-to-reels, videos, DVDs, comics, posters, record store and movie theatre displays, promo items, books, magazines, newspapers, fanzines, photos, press kits, autographs, political banners, artwork, toys and games, commemorative bottles and cans, instruments, TVs, stereos, radios, telephones, assorted electronics, apparel, furniture, packaging, signage, and miscellaneous ephemera.
From early-20th century to present day, vintage to modern, common to ultra rare, there’s nothing quite like it. As David puts it, the collection is meant to represent “a cultural moment that actually existed in time, and for the most part was discarded. It tells the story of what has happened.”