The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
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--- ARSC RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM: 2014 RECIPIENTS ---
The ARSC Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014
The ARSC Research Grants Program supports scholarship and publication in the
fields of sound recording research and audio preservation. (This program is
separate from the ARSC Preservation Grants Program, which encourages and
supports the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of
Western Art Music.) 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
--- Josh Garrett-Davis ---
Josh Garrett-Davis, Ph.D. candidate in history, Princeton University,
receives $900 for travel to Bloomington, Indiana and Oklahoma City, to carry
out research for his doctoral dissertation "Resounding: American Indians and
Audio Technology, 1890-1969." He will consult various collections of
ethnographic recordings in the Archive of Traditional Music at Indiana
University, and travel to the Western History Collections of Oklahoma
University, to research a radio program from 1941, "Indians for Indians,"
preserved on sixteen-inch transcription discs.
--- Jeff McMillan ---
For his project, "Discovering Edison's Grand Opera Series, 1905-1907," Jeff
McMillan, Executive Administrator of the American Bach Soloists in San
Francisco, California, was awarded $600 for travel to the Metropolitan Opera
Archives, to research performers who recorded for Edison.
--- Daniel Margolies ---
For a projected history and discography, Daniel Margolies, Professor of
History, Virginia Wesleyan College, receives $500 for travel to the Arhoolie
Archives at UCLA, to conduct research on Texas conjunto recordings and the
record companies that made them. Margolies will also travel to San Antonio,
Texas, a center of production for conjunto recordings, to consult the files
of extant record companies.
Applications for the next grant cycle must be received by February 28, 2015.
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Questions about the Research Grants Program should be directed to Suzanne
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dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres
of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in
bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals --
everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.