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The Secret Museum of Mankind

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Update (16 January 2000) -- After many, many years, The Secret Museum of Mankind is BACK IN PRINT! Buy It!

Update, 23jan2008: Courtesy of Ian Macky, you can now enjoy the entire contents of The Secret Museum of Mankind online.


There are a number of volumes in the Secret Museum series. I don't know how many.

These CDs are fascinating collections of vintage folk music recordings from around the world. Personal favorite: "Isa Lei," a haunting farewell song from Fiji.

There's a story behind this "Secret Museum" business. I'm just not sure what it is. Long ago, I bought this book at an old shop (now gone) in downtown Mesa, Arizona. It's full of old anthropological photos with goofy stentorian captions.

Years later I ran across the title "The Secret Album of America" (one of the sections in The Secret Museum of Mankind) in a SubGenius publication and sent off for this collage book by copy-machine legend Joe Schwind.

I sent Joe my own Secret Museum of Mankind-inspired collage.

Long after that, I discovered the Secret Museum of Mankind CD series. But I've never been able to find out anything about the original book. Who made it? Why? No one yet has been able to enlighten me. (If you think you know, please tell me!)


Update (7 July 1998) -- I received an update from none other than Joe Schwind himself:

Check out BOOK HAPPY #1 @
http://www.teleport.com/~dkossy/giftshop.html
I'd send you my copy but it's gone.
Best wishes to you,
Joe Schwind

Update (16 January 2000) -- After many, many years, The Secret Museum of Mankind is BACK IN PRINT! Buy It!

Update, 23jan2008: Courtesy of Ian Mackey, you can now enjoy the entire contents of The Secret Museum of Mankind online.


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