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Music donations from Greg Breed

Last week, SFSMA got an email from San Diego-area theatre organist Greg Breed, who shares the Archive’s love of silent film music and its desire to see it preserved and made available for free. Greg has generously offered to share his collection of cinema music with SFSMA, and the first posts of it appear today, including some fantastic copies of the Jacob’s Piano Folio series. We’ll be posting more of Greg’s collection over the next several months.

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Not-for-profit Status

SFSMA has just received 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status! We will now be able to begin to raise funds for an endowment, and all donated funds are tax-deductible for donors. If you are interested in donating to help support the Archive, please visit the Support the Archive page, where we have a link to PayPal.

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Bequest

I am delighted to announce that The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive has received a bequest from the estate of the late Anita Wiegand to further the Archive’s work. Wiegand, who grew up during the silent film era and transition to sound period, was an accomplished ballroom dancer who had a lifelong love of dance music and movies.

The funds from the bequest will be used in establishing SFSMA as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization; and for the processing of a collection of silent film sheet music, photoplay albums, and other materials donated to the Archive by Silent Cinema Presentations, Inc.

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