Nominations for 2003 ARSC Awards for Excellence- 
Deadline for Nominations: January 31

You are invited to propose candidates for the 2003 Association for
Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence in Historical
Recorded Sound Research.  Nominations may be made by anyone, whether or
not a member of ARSC.  Eligible publications include any printed
work-book, monograph, article, liner notes-first published during 2002.
The work may be on any subject related to recorded sound.  This includes
histories, discographies, and recording artist biographies in any field
of music, speech or technology, genre (classical, popular, rock, jazz,
country, folk, spoken word, labels, phonographs, etc.), as well as
modern techniques for the preservation or reproduction of older
recordings.  The work should deal primarily with historical periods,
defined as at least ten years prior to publication (e.g., pre-1992),
with the exception of works related to preservation and technology.  In
addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to an
individual in recognition of his or her life's work in published
recorded sound research.  

Nominations for ARSC Award for Distinguished Service to Historic

The committee also welcomes nominations for the ARSC Award for
Distinguished Service to Historic Recordings. This is a new award to be
presented annually to an individual who has made contributions of
outstanding significance to the field of historic recordings in forms
other than published works or discographic research.

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2003.   The Awards Committee
especially welcomes information concerning eligible journal articles as
well as foreign and small press publications that might otherwise be
overlooked.  Additional information about ARSC, including a list of past
ARSC Award winners, may be found at Please forward
the author, title, publisher, and publisher's address for each nominee
to either of the ARSC Awards Co-Chairs:  

Brenda Nelson-Strauss
Indiana University
Archives of African American Music & Culture
Smith Research Center, Suite 180-181
2805 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Vincent Pelote
Institute of Jazz Studies
Rutgers State University of NJ
Newark, NJ  07102
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