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This web site is dedicated to the memory of [[Harry Chapin]].  
This web site is dedicated to the memory of [[Harry Chapin]].  
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== In the News ==

Revision as of 21:30, 28 March 2010

This web site is dedicated to the memory of Harry Chapin.

Upcoming events

In the News

Why does ChapinWiki exist?

In 1999, Marty Acks started a Harry Chapin fan website at www.anyoldkindofday.com. It was one of many sites about Harry Chapin. By 2008 the website was in need of updating. A wiki style update was chosen to simplify editing, provide built in searching, and for overall modernization of the website.

Perhaps, more importantly, this web site now allow others to share what they know of Harry Chapin, his body of work, and the people and organizations he touched. Feel free to contribute whatever you like.

While Wikipedia is a great resource for information about famous people such as Harry, it also has notability guidelines. Much of the information in this website would not the notability test appropriate to a general purpose on-line encyclopedia, however it would be welcome here. Therefore, this wiki exists.


Contributions to the website are welcome and encouraged. This site uses the same software as wikipedia (mediawiki), so if you have updated wikipedia the process should be the same. If you have ideas for content but would prefer not to enter it yourself feel free to e-mail me directly.

  • Trivia is encouraged - Minutiae about Harry Chapin and public, performing members of the Chapin family and friends is what this all about.
  • Mind your manners - Content that is controversial, inflammatory, or disputed is also discouraged. Content about people who do not lead public lives is inappropriate.
  • Be positive - Observations about negative Rolling Stone reviews are fair game. Articles should have a "Personal Observations" section added where personal comments about an event, song, album or the like. The rest of the site is intended to a rather encyclopedic or wikipedia-like style to it.
  • Respect copyrights - Quote sources where you can. Wholesale publishing of lyrics here is not allowed. This site does not have the explicit rights from any artists or other websites to publish their information. Information gleaned from other sources, particularly other Harry Chapin related sites should just be quoted briefly. Links should be provided for more information and encourage the use of those sites.
  • No commercial use please - This is not intended as a place to sell Chapin related materials. Blatant ads will be removed. Links to Chapin-related artists websites that have material for sale would be an is appropriate use. Also, information on upcoming Chapin related events is strongly encouraged.
  • Be Chapin-related - Content should in some way be about Harry Chapin, family, and friends. For example, an article about Bruce Springsteen's performance at the Tribute Concert, his work with World Hunger Year (WHY), and a link to his official web site would be appropriate. A full Springsteen discography and biography would be discouraged.


Should you have any questions feel free to contact me at martyacks@anyoldkindofday.com.