Hello ARSClisters,

Please join or renew your membership in the Association for Recorded Sound Collections for 2014!

You'll want to be an ARSC member in good standing when the next issue of the ARSC Journal comes out. It will feature a particularly interesting article by David Lewis on the fate of the remarkable collection of Cincinnati composer, organist and choir leader J. Walter DeVaux (1892-1952). Part discographical essay and part confession, this article documents a collection that got away and raises important questions for our community to consider. What is worth preserving and who decides? Where does an outsider go with a valuable collection and what happens to collections that are insufficiently valued? Also in the next issue of the ARSC Journal, the debate continues over preservation practices for open reel tapes with a letter to the editor from Richard Hess in response to Charles Richardson's article in the Fall 2013 ARSC Journal on a non-baking cure for sticky shed tapes.

I hope you'll agree that ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals-everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound-to address issues and concerns relating to historic sound recordings and cultural heritage. Please support the association and this community by becoming an ARSC member today.

You may join or renew online and pay securely by credit card or PayPal:<>

Or you may print and mail a membership form with payment:

Membership is just $45 per year and confers the following benefits:

********* semiannual ARSC Journal, containing articles relating to recorded sound history and preservation, as well as discographies, reviews of books and sound recordings, and bibliographies of related articles in other publications

********* triannual ARSC Newsletter, containing timely coverage of ARSC activities and including member advertisements and research announcements

********* discounted registration for the ARSC conference and pre-conference workshop in Chapel Hill, NC in May 2014

********* access to the ARSC Membership Directory, listing members' contact information, collecting areas, publications, and research interests

********* access to sound recordings of conference sessions and workshops, 1998 to 2012, with 2013 and 2014 recordings available only to ARSC members

********* eligibility to advertise goods and services in the ARSC Audio Preservation & Restoration Directory

********* eligibility to participate in ARSC governance, committees, and chapters

ARSC Treasurer Steve Ramm reminds us that members can donate appreciated securities to ARSC and take a full tax deduction for the appreciated value on their Federal Tax Return. As we approach the end of the year please consider this as an option. Also, be aware that any donations to ARSC made via PayPal (no PayPal account is required if you use the link on the ARSC web page) by December 31, will be deductible (to the extent of the law) on your 2013 tax return. Any questions can be directed to Ramm at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

ARSC is a non-profit organization, managed by member volunteers, that shares your serious interest in recorded sound collections.

Please become a member today!

Thank you,

Nathan Georgitis

Executive Director, Association for Recorded Sound Collections<>

1299 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1299

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