The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
--- NOMINATIONS for the 2020 ARSC AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE ---
You are invited to propose candidates for the 2020 ARSC Awards for
Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Nominations may be made by
anyone, ARSC member or not. The deadline for nominations is December 31,
Eligible publications include any original work -- book, monograph, article,
liner notes, conference proceedings, or electronically-published materials
-- first published during 2019. The work may treat any subject related to
recorded sound, but must embody the highest research standards. It should
deal primarily with historical subjects, pertaining to periods at least ten
years prior to the year of publication.
The ARSC Awards typically recognize histories, discographies, or biographies
representing the "Best Research" in these recording genres: Blues, Gospel,
R&B, and Hip-Hop; Classical Music; Country, Folk, or Ethnic Music; Jazz; and
Rock and Popular Music. Additional categories include: Record Labels,
Manufacturers, or Phonographs; and General Research on the History of
Recorded Sound or Preservation or Reproduction of Recordings.
The Awards Committee especially welcomes information concerning eligible
journal articles, as well as foreign and small-press publications that might
otherwise be overlooked.
For more information about the Awards for Excellence:
NOMINATIONS for the ARSC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT and DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
The ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to an individual,
in recognition of a life's work in research and publication.
The ARSC Award for Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings honors a
person who has made outstanding contributions to the field in forms other
than the publication of research, such as (but not limited to) reissue
programs or projects, engineering skills, and editorial and publishing
Publishers, collectors, and others are encouraged to suggest candidates at
For more information about the Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished
Nominations for the ARSC Awards for Excellence must include the name of each
nominee, together with the names of co-authors, the publication title, and
the publisher's name and address. Please submit nominations to one of the
co-chairs of the Awards Committee:
Roberta Freund Schwartz
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Additional information about ARSC, including a list of past ARSC Award
Winners, may be found at:
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization
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.