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Albert Levering. Ca. 1910. Jack Kapp Collection, Recorded Sound The 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.

Current Issue

Vol. 47:1 ($18)
  • "An ARSC Timeline"
    by Tim Brooks
  • "The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: A History of its Commercial Recordings and Radio Broadcasts"
    by Dennis D. Rooney, John H. Haley, Gary A Galo, Thomas Fine, and James H. North
  • Copyright & Fair Use; Book Reviews; Sound Recording Reviews; Current Bibliography
    • "Pittsburgh Symphony Discography: A Brief History of the Orchestra's Recording Activity"
      by Dennis D. Rooney, John H. Haley, Gary A Galo, Thomas Fine, and James H. North
    • "An Editor's Introduction"
      by Sarah Bryan
    • "Geraldine Farrar, Marion Talley, and Mismatched Women"

       View Tables of Contents of Past Issues


    ARSC Journal Online

    ARSC Journal, Vol. 1 (1967) to the current issue are available on the ARSC website as full text PDF files. All ARSC Journal articles can now be searched by NAME, TITLE, DATE, and KEYWORD via AMP!, the new ARSC Media & Publications online search tool. Current ARSC membership is required to dowload articles back to Vol. 27 (1996). Volumes 1 (1967) to 26 (1995) are available to the general public.

    The ARSC Journal is also accessible 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), and 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]


    For information about advertising in ARSC Journal, click here or contact:

       David Lewis, Advertising Editor

    Back Issues

    Most print back issues can be purchased using our Publications Order Form. Prices range from $5.00 to $18.00.

    Editorial Advisory Board

    Sarah Bryan, 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
    Ex Officio: Patrick Feaster, ARSC President

    Caption for image, upper-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 >


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