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Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Archives


Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Archives
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Archives
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73.00 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Founded in 1966, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC), Inc. 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 membership is comprised of both private individuals and institutional collectors. The Association for Recorded Sound Collections archive contains materials relating to this organization from 1962 through the present, with the bulk of material coming from 1966-2003. The collection consists of personal and professional papers, including published and unpublished writings, correspondence, reports, as well as materials relating to membership, the annual conference, publications, the societys structure, and initiatives with affiliated organizations. The collection represents the involvement of the officers and committees, as well as various regional ARSC chapters. The collection includes recordings of annual conferences, related lectures and programs, and board meetings.

Important Information for Users of the Collection


There are no restricted files in this collection.

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Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Contact the curator for an appointment:


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