Dear Screen-L members,
Scarecrow Video, the venerated Seattle-based video store, is donating its
library to a non-profit collective in an effort to preserve the world’s
largest “home video” collection of film and television with over 120,000
VHS, laserdiscs, VCDs, DVDs and Blu-ray titles. The Scarecrow Project has
launched a Kickstarter campaign to aid in the creation of the non-profit,
ensuring this collection’s survival, which includes many rare titles and
some titles that are the only known copies in existence outside of private
The public’s support is needed to make this transition to non-profit with a
(This site also has a lot of good information about their mission).
The transition of the video store to streaming & vending machine services
has been chronicled widely, but the creation of The Scarecrow Project will
ensure the security of Scarecrow Video by creating a non-profit to
administer the vast collection, operate the organization and acquire new
You can read about their fundraising campaign here:
If you choose not to donate, then I would encourage you to share this
information with anyone and everyone you know who might be interested.
Scarecrow can use any publicity they can get, and I hope you can help me
spread the word - Facebook, Twitter, whatever!
Scarecrow Video's main website is here:
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