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The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) 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 sound.  » learn more


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ARSC New York Chapter September Meeting
The ARSC NY Chapter presents Uncommon Encores of the Great Pianists, presented by Donald Manildi, September 15th, 7:00pm at the CUNY Sonic Arts Center, NYC. Read more...

The ARSC Summer Newsletter, Number 141 has arrived with a message from ARSC's new president, Matthew Barton, recaps of ARSC's 50th Anniversary Conference and Pre-conference Workshop, the latest initiative from the Radio Preservation Task Force, grant announcements, and more!

2016 ARSC Grant Recipients Announced!
ARSC Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings have been awarded to Interlochen Public Radio to support the digitization of open-reel recordings of performances at the Interlochen Academy of the Arts, and to Professor Jordi Roquer Gonzalez, of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, to support playback and recording of piano rolls recorded by Catalan composers Federico Mompou and Manuel Blancafort between 1914 and 1929.
Read more about these projects here.
ARSC Research Grants go to Ian Eagleson, ethnomusicologist and independent scholar, for travel to study the recording industry in Kenya,
and to Filip Sir, librarian and sound specialist at the Moravian Library in Prague, Czech Republic, for travel to US repositories to collect information on recordings made for Czech immigrants,
and to Matt Swiatlowski, doctoral student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to conduct research in the archives of New World Records.
Read more about these projects here

Uncle Dave Lewis is on a mission to document the complex history of a group of three related record labels: Regis, Manor, and Arco. He shares what he has learned in this detailed guest post to the ARSC Blog: My Record Will Be There : Regis-Manor-Arco in a Spreadsheet. Check it out to learn more about these "fuzzy" labels and how you can help by contributing directly to the spreadsheet Uncle Dave has created to document Regis-Manor-Arco releases.

Check out the ARSC Spring Newsletter! Get the latest on the ARSC 50th Anniversary Conference, a recap of AES, and more!

Introducing ARSCLIB: The ARSC Library and Archives Electronic Discussion List! ARSCLIB has been created to be a forum for discussing issues of concern to individuals who are responsible for caring for recorded sound collections within institutions. The discussions are expected to have a narrower professional focus than the main ARSCLIST, discussing issues such as collection policies, deaccessioning, cleaning, digitization, metadata, etc. To subscribe to ARSCLIB and/or ARSCLIST, go to

2015 ARSC Award Recipients Announced!
ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research recognize outstanding published research in the field of recorded sound. View winning publications.
The 2015 ARSC Service Awards go to Tony Russell (Lifetime Achievement Award), and Marcos Lacerda (Distinguished Service to Historical Recordings Award). Read more...

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