The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research:

Begun in 1991, the ARSC Awards for Excellence are awarded to authors of books, articles, or recording liner notes to recognize those publishing the very best work in recorded sound research.

The 2019 Awards for Excellence honor works published in 2018 and will be presented at a ceremony on May 23, 2020 during ARSC's annual conference in Montréal, Québec.

Additional information about the ARSC Conference and the ARSC Awards for Excellence may be found on the association's website.

Congratulations to all winners! And thank you to the ARSC Awards Committee chair and judges!


The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) 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.