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ARSC Journal

Albert Levering. Ca. 1910. Jack Kapp Collection, Recorded SoundThe ARSC Journal (ISSN 0004-5438) is a semi-annual, peer reviewed publication that serves to document the history of sound recording and includes original articles on many aspects of research and preservation: biography; cataloging; copyright law; current research; discography; technical aspects of sound restoration, etc., etc. Selected ARSC conference papers are a regular feature. The journal also includes book, CD-ROM and sound recording reviews, and publishes a running bibliography of articles appearing in other specialist publications and of related interest.

A print copy of the ARSC Journal is mailed to all current ARSC members as a benefit of membership. Volumes 1-25 of the Journal have been scanned and are available online for free through the ARSC website.

   Search the ARSC Journal Online Index (1967-2012) and Full Text Articles (1967 to 1994)

Most print back issues of the ARSC Journal can be purchased from ARSC using the Publications Order Form [PDF]. Prices range from $5.00 to $18.00.

   View Current Issues and Back Issue Contents

The ARSC Journal is also accessible electronically through online subscription databases including International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text, International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (via ProQuest, by subscription 1998-present); Wilson Omnifile Mega and Wilson Omnifile Select (via Ebsco, by subscription, 2005-present); Academic OneFile (via Gale, 2008-present). Check your local public or university library for availability.


The editor of the ARSC Journal welcomes submissions:

   View information for contributors        View guidelines for discographies [PDF]

Caption for image on right: "Professional jealousy--What happened when a Mary Garden record met a Tettrazini record on the library table." Albert Levering. Ca. 1910. Jack Kapp Collection, Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress. < enlarge image >

Editorial Advisory Board

Barry R. Ashpole, Editor, ARSC Journal (Chair)
Tim Brooks, Copyright & Fair Use/Current Bibliography
Jim Farrington, Book Reviews Editor
Gary A. Galo, Contributing Editor
John H. Haley, Sound Recording Reviews Editor
Ex Officio: David Seubert, Chair, Publications


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