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Re: Schoolhouse Cave

Postby Alex Sproul » Jan 7, 2011 10:52 pm

Is there any update to this? I heard it thru the 'vine' that DVD copies have been given to the NSS. Is this true?


I'm not in the loop on this, but a quick check of the NSS A/V Library shows "Schoolhouse Cave For Fun" (Explorers Club of Pittsburgh, 1963) as DVD23. Don't know how long it's been there, but the number would indicate it's one of the first DVDs added. It's not in the Video (VHS) Catalog, so somebody must have provided a video or film copy -- hopefully a pretty good one...

Dave Socky is in charge of the Library, and so has the master copy and can make you more, or you can check out the library copy and make your own.
OTOH, Dave is also involved with the Germany Valley Karst Survey, and so may well have already provided copies to the owners. Why not ask him at avlibrary@caves.org.

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Re: Schoolhouse Cave

Postby Alex Sproul » Jan 7, 2011 11:01 pm

Oops, there's a discrepancy in the DVD program descriptions, wherein Schoolhouse is called D23, while in the title listing, it is D114. This means it's not an early DVD, but the latest one added!

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Re: Schoolhouse Cave

Postby sockydr » Jan 8, 2011 11:04 am

Schoolhouse Cave for Fun was just released to the NSS library in mid December of 2010. I've fixed the entry in the NSS Online AV catalog so it is now D114 (my mistake). Here is the description from the NSS AV Catalog for "Schoolhouse Cave for Fun": "Come visit Schoolhouse Cave on this fun and comical film produced by the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh on black and white film in 1963. This program includes original narration and music. The quality is not great, but this show does have some historical value. The original film was transfered to VHS tape a good number of years ago. In 2010, John Harman loaned Dave Socky the VHS tape in order to transfer it to DVD. "
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Re: Schoolhouse Cave

Postby jharman2 » Jan 10, 2011 8:52 am

Dave did a wonderful job on the DVD. Many thanks! Schoolhouse Cave and nearby Hellhole were where the early NSS developed many exploration techniques. It's pretty cool to have this preserved!
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