Welcome to the Blog of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections 

ARSC hosts this blog to showcase the short works of authors, ARSC committees, and others as they relate to recorded sound. Readers are encouraged to share their thoughts through comments.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the view of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.


ARSC members may submit posts for inclusion in the blog by emailing the editor at masonvl@gmail.com. Topics may include audio archiving, collecting, preservation, history, discography, or related subjects. Approval is at the discretion of the editor.

Submissions should be sent as email attachments in Microsoft Word file format, or as shared Google Docs files. Images should be sent separately in the desired resolution, as text editors may resize images. Images must be credited to their original sources.

Audio and video may be included with text, and audio and video submissions are supported and encouraged. For video, please upload to YouTube and we will embed it. For audio, you may upload to SoundCloud, or submit the file by email or Dropbox and we will host it.


Readers can comment on posts by typing their comment into the box located under Leave a Reply at the end of each post.

Comments will be moderated.  Upon submission, each comment will be forwarded to a blog administrator for review.  After review for inappropriate content, the administrator will allow the comment to be viewed by the public.


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