2016 Winners: ARSC
Awards for Excellence
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. Begun in 1991, the awards are presented to authors and publishers of books, articles, or extensive recording liner notes to recognize those publishing the very best work today in recorded sound research. In giving these awards, ARSC recognizes the contributions of these individuals and aims to encourage others to emulate their high standards and to promote readership of their work. Two awards are presented annually in each category, for Best History and Best Discography, and several others are acknowledged with Certificates of Merit. Awards are presented to both the authors and publishers of winning publications.
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 San Antonio, Texas, May 10-13, 2017.
Select titles below for links to
[ Best Research in Recorded Rock Music ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Popular Music ]
[ Best Historical Research in Recorded Jazz ]
[ Best Research in Recorded Country Music
[ Best Historical Research in Recorded Folk or World Music ]
[ Best Historical Research in Recorded Blues, Gospel, Soul, or R&B ]
[ Best Historical Research in Recorded Classical Music ]
[ Best Historical Research on General Recording Topics ]
[ Best Historical Research in Record Labels ]
For more information, please contact Roberta
Freund Schwartz (University of Kansas).
Winners are chosen by a committee consisting of three elected judges representing specific fields of study, two judges- at-large, the review editor of the ARSC Journal and the President of ARSC. The 2016 ARSC Awards Committee consists of the following: Dan Morgenstern (Jazz Music Judge); Jon Samuels (Classical Music Judge); Matthew Barton (Popular Music Judge); Cary Ginnell (Judge-At-Large); Richard Spottswood (Judge-at-Large); James Farrington (Book Review Editor, ARSC Journal); Patrick Feaster (ARSC President); David N. "Uncle Dave" Lewis (Awards Committee Co-Chair), and Roberta Freund Schwartz (Awards Committee Co-Chair).