No worries. I've shared the feeling many times when letting the smoke out of some beloved piece of vintage gear, slicing into my fingers or getting solder splatter on good clothes (a particular favorite of my wife). They say pain is the best teacher, so I suspect many of us should be getting that honorary doctorate any day now. Joking aside, you have done an outstanding service to the EE community. Hopefully someone will be able to host your archive on-line soon.
>"Y'all did notice the slide show of the cover art, I hope"
I did once you told us......
I knew you had done this (and I seem to remember you've helped me out with datasheets in the past) but I had not realised quite what a labor of love it was.
Some datasheet sites keep parts of whole databooks available and indexed as to what chips they refer to. maybe one of them could post copies of your records (you seem to be pretty altruistic about making them freely available). I just had a look at our own Datasheets.com - in the index on the home page there is space for a "Databooks" entry. How about it UBM? It would make your site the most comprehensive datasheet collection in the world!
A good alternative is to use Dropbox or MajorTom to host your mass array of information. I use Dropbox to house 3D dummy drawings and videos for customers. This also allows you to control who has access.