Due to a printing error that I didn't catch, a few lines were snipped off of articles in the most recent ARSC Newsletter (no 102). The most egregious of these was the bio of David Hall. My apologies to those affected by this error. The complete text of Hall's bio is below. A PDF file of the entire newsletter in it's correct form is available on the ARSC web site at http://www.arsc-audio.org/newsletter.html. And for the record, Paul Jackson and David Hall both pointed out to me that Jean Bowen was the first head of the R&H Archives, not David Hall. David Seubert Editor, ARSC Newsletter --------------------- Distinguished Service to Historic Recordings Award given to David Hall The new Distinguished Service to Historic Recordings Award, recognizing contributions of outstanding significance to the field of historic recordings in forms other than publication or research, was presented to David Hall. David has been active in the area of sound recordings since 1940, in virtually every capacity the field offers aside from musical performance. Author of The Record Book (1st ed., 1940, with several successor publications), his subsequent career included positions as classical music program annotator for NBC, director of classical recordings for Mercury Records (1948-56, including producer of the "Olympian Series"), director of the music center of the Scandinavian-American Foundation, music editor of (and frequent contributor to) Stereo Review magazine, and president of Composers Recordings Inc. His services to historic recordings became most prominent beginning in 1967, when he became the first head of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the New York Public Library; there, he directed the long-term project leading to the 1985 publication of the complete edition of the Mapleson Cylinders. A founding member of ARSC, he was the first editor of its Journal, later President of the Association, and also a member of the Associated Audio Archives Committee. After his retirement from NYPL in 1983, he continued to serve as consultant to the R&H Archives, and also acted as chairman of NARAS committees concerned with the classical Grammy Awards.