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On Mar 31, 2015, at 5:41 PM, Bill Klinger wrote:

> The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
> (ARSC) posts the following message.
> 
> ---- 2015 ARSC PRESERVATION GRANT AWARD ----
> 
> The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipient
> of the Grant for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The
> program for this grant was founded in 2004 by Al Schlachtmeyer and the ARSC
> Board of Directors, to encourage and support the preservation of
> historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by
> individuals and organizations.
> 
> -- National Library of Serbia --
> The National Library of Serbia has been awarded $5500 for digital
> preservation of cassette tape recordings of opera performances recorded by
> Professor Husnija Kurtovic, between 1969 and 1989, chiefly at the National
> Theatre, in Belgrade. The performances featured international stars,
> including Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, and Nicolai Gedda, but starred many
> more local and Eastern European performers, making the collection
> interesting as a potential source for studies in performance practice. As
> part of the grant agreement, the National Library will place the completed
> data files with ARSC, and at the Library of Congress and the British
> Library, guaranteeing widespread access.
> 
> For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music
> Historical Recordings, visit:
> http://www.arsc-audio.org/committees/preservationgrants.html
> 
> The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is
> December 15, 2015.
> 
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
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