ARSC Awards for Lifetime Achievement & Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings Program (ARSC Awards for Excellence)
The ARSC Awards Committee annually presents the following two service awards:
Lifetime Achievement Award
First presented in May 1991, the Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor the Association can bestow. It is presented each year to an individual in recognition of his life's work in historical recorded sound research, and is judged by the following criteria:
Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings
The Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings is presented annually to an individual who has made contributions of outstanding significance to the field of historic recordings in forms other than the publication of research, such as (but not limited to) reissue programs or projects, engineering skills, and editorial and publishing activity.
Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings Award candidates may be proposed by writing to the ARSC Awards Committee. Publishers, collectors and others are encouraged to suggest candidates at any time. For more information or to propose candidates for awards, please e-mail Roberta Freund Schwartz or Dave Lewis.
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