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Post# 457084   9/27/2022 at 13:30 (432 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        

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I'm interested in acquiring back issues of three newsletters. The 1994 issue when the V.C.C.C. first went to Hoover. The 1995/96 Electrolux issue by Charles Richard Lester and Alex Taber, and the one with interview of Stan Kann in 1996.

Post# 457086 , Reply# 1   9/27/2022 at 14:06 (432 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        
The Electrolux issue.

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Correction it was Winter of 94/95

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Post# 457087 , Reply# 2   9/27/2022 at 14:13 (432 days old) by dysonman1 (the county)        

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I have all three. I loaned them to a friend in Quincy, IL. as he was interested in how everything started. I can share them with you when he gives them back in a few weeks.

Post# 457095 , Reply# 3   9/27/2022 at 19:22 (431 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Alex, we may have all of them in

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the big box with all of the other items.  I have all of them from the time I joined, 2008.  I do have one from the year before,  2007.  It's interesting, but doesn't have that info you're searching for.

   I'll see if they are here and if I can copy them for you.

  It might take a little time.


Post# 457098 , Reply# 4   9/27/2022 at 20:39 (431 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        

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Thanks John:

I have until early November. A buddy in Australia will be visiting and would love to see them, but all my newsletters are in storage back in Pennsylvania. Here's the cover of the Hoover issue.

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Post# 457105 , Reply# 5   9/28/2022 at 08:26 (431 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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wow, wouldn't it be tremendous....if a few of you who have old back issues such as the ones mentioned above....if you each scanned them into a digital format....and then shared them here? I don't have any or I would.....many of us would enjoy the information/pictures from the past!!!!

Post# 457109 , Reply# 6   9/28/2022 at 09:21 (431 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa)        

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The VCCC board has discussed doing this. Since the VCCC and Vacuumland separated in 2013 (some still think we are the same 9 yrs later). It would need to be on our own site with membership access.

Former members and current members can share newsletters and the VCCC has no control over that.

Yes, that is something the VCCC would like to do. To have an archive of past newsletters for current members.

I would probably be the one doing the scanning unless someone else from the VCCC volunteers. ((pretty please)). We have a member that offered to send us newsletters from the past. If we currently do not have them.

Post# 457377 , Reply# 7   10/12/2022 at 00:01 (417 days old) by Rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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That makes sense kloveland BTW I will gladly scan them if they were sent to me to do so. I only joined 3 years ago so I don't have much to do that. It really is a good idea to archive all that work from the past AND be able to enjoy them still.

Post# 457695 , Reply# 8   10/30/2022 at 14:49 (398 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        
Old Newsletters.

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Great news:

A friend of mine back in Pennsylvania went into my storage unit, located the box with my paperwork, found the newsletters, and mailed them to me.

I should have them the early part of next week. So that problem is solved.

Post# 460143 , Reply# 9   2/7/2023 at 21:31 (298 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        

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so good to hear Caligula!!!

Post# 460144 , Reply# 10   2/7/2023 at 22:10 (298 days old) by Thevacomaticiec (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        

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oh that is nice how much is the news letter of the VCCC ? for a vacuumland member ty

Post# 460151 , Reply# 11   2/8/2023 at 10:52 (298 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        

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Newsletters were 20 to 30 pages long. They were compiled, edited, and published at Club headquarters, which was originally in Chesterton, Indiana, then relocated to Naperville, Illinois. They were published from January 2, 1983, to March 1993.

Back then there was no internet, no Wikipedia, and no way to research facts. Originally, the V.C.C.C. was a teaching club and resource center, and the newsletters were used to educate those interested in vacuum cleaner history.

'Caligula was a pet cat shown in the pic above and was the only mascot the V.C.C.C. ever had.

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