Help KansasFest Rescue Tony's Apple II Legacy

A few years ago, noted Apple enthusiast Tony Diaz passed away. Tony was a long-time collector and contributor within our community. He amassed a large collection of computers, documentation, peripherals and memorabilia -- some of the items being rare or unique.

Tony always intended to document, scan and share aspects of his collection. He started many projects but only finished a few. Most projects we know about are in limbo. Collections of manuals, technical documents, source code, and software are waiting for someone to pick them up and do something productive for the benefit of all... or to be thrown away because no one understands their historical value. The estate isn't giving everything away. To preserve some items, we may have to purchase them from the estate.

Since Tony's passing, KansasFest has been trying to gain access to the collection so that we could attempt to scan, archive and preserve information of value to the Apple II Community. Now, we have that chance. We've finally been able to communicate with Tony's Estate and make arrangements for a team of volunteers to have access to the collection for one week. We plan to identify, pack and move as much as possible within that time frame.

Our GoFundMe will underwrite the expenses necessary to acquire and move the collection cross-country to our storage location. We estimate the need for several moving pods, packing supplies, and about 10 people to accomplish the task.

KansasFest is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our goals are to document and preserve the history of the Apple II line of computers, promote avenues of future growth within the user community and foster an environment of ongoing software and hardware development. We want the Apple II to do more things than its engineers ever conceived it capable of. Your support helps us accomplish that.

The photographs below show a fraction of Tony's collection from a visit in 2013. Much of the house and several storage containers are believed filled with Apple II artifacts.

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Peter Neubauer
Raised $710 from 6 donations
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KansasFest Inc.
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