ARSC Accepting Nominations for 2015 Awards for Excellence, Lifetime Achievement, and Service
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
Nominations for the 2015 ARSC Awards for Excellence
You are invited to propose candidates for
the 2015 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
Nominations may be made by anyone, ARSC member or not. The deadline for
nominations is December 31, 2014.
Eligible publications include any original
work -- book, monograph, article, liner notes, conference proceedings, or
electronically-published materials -- first published during 2014. The work may
treat any subject related to recorded sound, but must embody the highest
research standards. It should deal primarily with historical subjects,
pertaining to periods at least ten years prior to the year of publication, with
the exception of works related to modern preservation or playback technology.
The ARSC Awards typically recognize
histories, discographies, or biographies representing the "Best
Research" in these recording genres: Blues or Gospel Music; Classical
Music; Country Music; Folk or Ethnic Music; Jazz; Popular Music; Rock, Rhythm
& Blues, or Soul; and Spoken Word. Additional categories include: General
Research in Recorded Sound; Record Labels or Manufacturers; Phonographs; and
Preservation or Reproduction of Recorded Sound.
The Awards Committee especially welcomes
information concerning eligible journal articles, as well as foreign and
small-press publications that might otherwise be overlooked.
For more information about the Awards for
Nominations for the ARSC Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished
The ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award is
presented annually to an individual, in recognition of a life's work in
research and publication.
The ARSC Award for Distinguished Service to
Historic Recordings honors a person who has made outstanding contributions to
the field, outside of published works or discographic research.
Publishers, collectors, and others are
encouraged to suggest candidates at any time.
For more information about the Lifetime
Achievement and Distinguished Service awards:
Nominations for the ARSC Awards for
Excellence must include the name of each nominee, together with the names of
co-authors, the publication title, and the publisher's name and address. Please
submit nominations to one of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee:
Roberta Freund Schwartz
Additional information about ARSC, including
a list of past ARSC Award Winners, may be found at:
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