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Is the G. Campbell Morgan Archive Gone for Good?


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#1 Dave Kinsella

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:02 PM

Does anyone know what has happened to the G. Campbell Morgan archive? It was up earlier this year. I had a few web pages open, came back and it was gone and hasn't come back... Michael Andrews is not replying to my emails. It would be so so sad if this important resource just disappeared for ever!

 

The material used to be free. Then it got locked and he started charging for it. I have no problem with that per se, but did it have anything to do with the site disappearing? Michael Andrews clearly put hundreds of hours into compiling the site and it has just vanished. What a deep, deep shame. Some of the books have been saved by being turned into modules here, but many many have not.

Does anyone here have those other files? If so perhaps we should start turning them into modules for future preservation?

 

Anyone else have any thoughts on any of this?



#2 Josh Bond

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:06 PM

What was the name of the address of the website?



#3 Dave Kinsella

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:38 PM

[Link Removed]

 

Thanks for the link. I removed it here because the site has malware and scams on it.


Edited by Josh Bond, 06 December 2016 - 04:01 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:09 PM

We have a lot of G. Campbell Morgan material already (search the Downloads for Campbell Morgan). Perhaps if someone downloaded the PDF package from the other site before it went down, they could upload it to the Raw Module Material area.



#5 Bradley S. Cobb

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 04:50 PM

archive.org might have all the info saved via the wayback machine.


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:16 AM

I just checked my personal library, and I find a total of 18 titles for G. Campbell Morgan. I think all but one of them are available either here or at my site. ("Discipleship" by GCM is the one title I'm not sure of. I have it, but it is in poor order. When I get around to it, I'll clean it up and make it available.)

 

1923 is a key date for much of the work done at sites like this one. That is the copyright public domain cutoff date. Anything done prior to that year is public domain. About half of Morgan's works were published prior to 1923. Those are his public domain works. Several years back, a small team of module builders worked hard at mining the "G. Campbell Morgan Archives" to turn the available public domain works into modules. Our focus was on his expository works. The result were books like these being made into modules: Malachi's Message to the Men of Today, The Acts of the Apostles, The Crises of the Christ, The Gospel According to Mark, The Gospel According to Matthew, The Great Physician, etc. These titles are all public domain. I also know that some other individuals not associated with the group just mentioned also built some GCM modules.

 

BibleSupport user "David Psalms" somehow got permission from Mr. Andrews to turn The Parables and Metaphors of Our Lord into a module. We jumped at that, because in my opinion, it was one of Morgan's best works. Alas, it is my understanding that it is the only Morgan work published after 1923 legally available as a module.

 

I don't remember if we have all of Morgan's pre-1923 titles available as modules. I do believe we have most of them, and the best of them, available.

 

Even if someone has the "raw materials" from the above mentioned site, they would have to have copyright permission to publish the 1923+ titles here in any fashion. Of course, anything published in 1922 and earlier is public domain. Those raw materials not yet converted to modules would make great fodder for module building.


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#7 Bradley S. Cobb

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:01 AM

Anything that shows up on this list has had its copyright renewed, and thus is NOT in public domain.  I'm guessing, like Dave said, that everything after 1923 is on this list, but since I don't know everything he wrote, there may be a book or two that fell through the cracks.

 

https://collections....Morgan&offset=0


Edited by Bradley S. Cobb, 07 December 2016 - 08:07 AM.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:05 AM

Here is a "Wayback Machine" version of the site (thanks, Brad, for that reminder).

 

https://web.archive....bellmorgan.com/

 

There's more there than I remembered that is still available to make as modules. However, it is more than just copy/paste. Mr. Andrews inserted a lot of graphic letter instead of text letters into his work. Still, there it is.


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#9 Josh Bond

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 01:02 PM

Even if someone has the "raw materials" from the above mentioned site, they would have to have copyright permission to publish the 1923+ titles here in any fashion. Of course, anything published in 1922 and earlier is public domain. Those raw materials not yet converted to modules would make great fodder for module building.

 

Further expanding on the statement above, here's the list of Campbell Morgan's post-1923 titles that were renewed, according to the Stanford Copyright Renewal database: 

 

https://collections....apped(dregISO)=

 

 

IF a post-1923 title is NOT on that list, we most likely could convert the content into a module. Or, said another way, the list above includes the material we can't touch without permission.





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