The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.


The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipients
of the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The
program for these grants was founded in 2004 by Al Schlachtmeyer and the
ARSC Board of Directors, to encourage and support the preservation of
historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by
individuals and organizations.

-- NoMus --
NoMus, a music research center in Milan, Italy, devoted to the study and
preservation of 20th century music, received $10,000. The grant will be used
for the digital preservation of recordings on approximately 1500
audiocassettes from the Festivale Autunno Musicale, in Como, Italy. The
cassettes contain performances and lectures from 1967 to 2010.

During its existence, the festival covered everything from Baroque music to
the contemporary relationships between traditional and classical music.

A catalog of the recordings, along with selected musical examples, will be
available at:

-- University of Southern California Libraries --
The University of Southern California Libraries received $9900 for digital
copying and preservation of 120 glass-core radio transcription discs
recorded for broadcast at USC between 1937 and 1949. The recordings include
works by important American composers, such as William Grant Still and
Florence Price, and émigré composers Ernst Toch and Ingolf Dahl.

The recordings will be cataloged and stored at the USC Digital Library. They
will be available on the website of the Digital Public Library of America,
to the extent that the copyright law allows.

For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music
Historical Recordings, visit:

The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is
December 15, 2017.

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections 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.

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