It’s been two years since Sean Dunne’s mini-documentary The Archive hit the internet, summarizing how Paul Mawhinney amassed the world’s largest record collection and why he must sell it. While there are some who (for whatever reason or another) feel the need to question Mr. Mawhinney’s motives for both taking in such a large collection and selling it all in one package, what I find inspiring in all this is that it really is a simple story of a man following his passions, and wants to see his love passed on to those who would appreciate the novelty of vinyl records.
Naturally, if I had $3 million, I’d give those records a good home, no questions asked.
I tried to find an update to Mr. Mawhinney’s story, and the best I could find is a profile from September of this year, but it sounds like the author merely watched the video and wrote it down as if he sat down with him. There’s no new information, so as far as I can assume: 1) Mr. Mawhinney is still alive and 2) he is still offering his record collection for $3 million.