2014 Winners: ARSC
Awards for Excellence
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Begun in 1991, the awards are presented to authors and publishers of books, articles, liner notes, and monographs, to recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound. In giving these awards, ARSC recognizes outstanding contributions, encourages high standards, and promotes awareness of superior works. Two awards may be presented annually in each category—one for best history and one for best discography. Certificates of Merit are presented to runners-up of exceptionally high quality. The 2014 Awards for Excellence honor works published in 2013.
All of the honorees have now been notified, and certificates and one year memberships to ARSC are being produced and distributed. The winners will also be acknowledged at the awards ceremony at the ARSC national conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 2015.
View winners: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
| 2004 | 2003
| 2002 | 2001
| 2000 | 1991-1999
View finalists: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2007
| 2006 | 2005 |
2004 | 2003 | 2002
| 2001 | 2000 |
Select titles below for links to
[ Best Research in Recorded Blues, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues ]
[ Best Historical Research in Classical Music ]
[ Best Historical Research in Country Music ]
[ Best Historical Research in Recorded Folk or World Music ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Rock Music ]
[ Best Historical Research in Recorded Popular Music ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Jazz Music
[ Best Research in Record Labels ]
[ Best Historical Research on General Recording Topics ]
For more information, contact either Roberta
Freund Schwartz (University of Kansas).
Winners are chosen by the ARSC Awards Committee: five elected judges representing specific fields of study, plus the ARSC President, and the Book Review Editor of the ARSC Journal. The members of the 2014 ARSC Awards Committee are: Roberta Freund Schwartz (Committee Co-Chair), David Lewis (Committee Co-Chair), Tim Brooks (ARSC President), James Farrington (Book Review Editor, ARSC Journal), Dennis Rooney (Classical Music Judge), Dan Morgenstern (Jazz Music Judge), Matthew Barton (Popular Music Judge), Ed Komara (Judge-At-Large), and Richard Spottswood (Judge-at-Large).