40,000 VHS Tapes Going to Archive.org


Marion Stokes recorded 140,000 VHS tapes of history

Most people would see this as a quaint story, perhaps something that belongs with Jean Moos of CNN. But an entrepreneur should see money. No doubt this woman’s accomplishment is a bit nutty, but she’ll be remembered in the same vein as Rosa Parks. STORY BELOW.

Is recording TV around the clock for decades a symptom of mental illness or an invaluable contribution to history? Depends on what happens to the tapes. In the case of Marion Stokes, a woman who left behind 40,000 VHS tapes when she passed away in 2012, the answer is the latter.

Someone in San Francisco is digitizing 40,000 homemade VHS tapes


The Incredible Story Of Marion Stokes, Who Single-Handedly Taped 35 Years Of TV News – From 1977 to 2012, she recorded 140,000 VHS tapes worth of history



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