The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
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--- 2020 ARSC RESEARCH GRANTS RECIPIENTS ---
The ARSC Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020
The ARSC Research Grants Program supports scholarship and publication in the
fields of sound recording research and audio preservation. Project
categories eligible for consideration include: discography, bibliography,
historical studies of the sound recording industry and its products, and any
other subject likely to increase the public's understanding and appreciation
of the lasting importance of recorded sound.
-- Jon Bullock --
Jon Bullock, a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago, was awarded
a grant of $1000 for travel to Berlin. For his study of Kurdish music in the
twentieth century, and musical change as an indicator of Kurdish nationality
and culture, he will consult various archives and private collections of
Kurdish music and interview collectors.
-- Alexandra Krawetz --
Alexandra Krawetz, a doctoral candidate at Yale University, received a grant
of $1000 for lodging in Washington D.C. Krawetz will use the NBC Radio
Collection at the Library of Congress for a study of radio programming and
recordings for children in the 1920s and 1930s.
-- Steven Burkholder --
Steven Burkholder, an independent scholar, received a grant of $500 for
travel to the Library of Congress to study field recordings of the music of
West Indians in Panama, in the Myron Schaeffer collection. The
Afro-Antillean songs date back to the building of the Panama Canal. Many of
them are uncatalogued and unidentified, and "provide insights into the
social and political landscape of Panama in the mid-twentieth century and to
-- Allison Whalen --
Allison Whalen, Senior Audio Preservation Specialist at UCLA, was awarded a
grant of $500 for travel to Cuba for "a historical study of the independent
sound recording industry in Cuba from the 1960s to the present day, and the
recording techniques and equipment that have 'shaped bold, inventive, and
freely expressive underground musical styles.'"
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Questions about the Research Grants should be directed to the ARSC Grants
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