2012 Winners: ARSC
Awards for Excellence
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 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 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 2012 Awards for Excellence honor works published in 2011.
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 Kansas City, Missouri in May 2013.
Select titles below for links to
[ Best Research in Recorded Blues, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues,
or Soul Music ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Classical Music ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Country, Ethnic, or Folk Music ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Rock or Popular Music ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Jazz Music
[ Best Research in Record Labels ]
[ Best General Research in Recorded Sound ]
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 2011 ARSC Awards Committee are: Roberta Freund Schwartz (Committee Co-Chair), David Lewis (Committee Co-Chair), Vincent Pelote (ARSC President), James Farrington (Book Review Editor, ARSC Journal), Dennis Rooney (Classical Music Judge), Cary Ginnell (Judge-At-Large), Dan Morgenstern (Jazz Music Judge), William L. Schurk (Popular Music Judge), and Richard Spottswood (Judge-at-Large)