Several University of Illinois Press books were honored with the 2014 Awards for Excellence from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. The winners will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony at the ARSC national conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May 2015.
Southern Soul-Blues by David G. Whiteis was awarded Best History in the category Best Research in Recorded Blues, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues.
The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management by James M. Doering was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the category Best Historical Research in Classical Music.
Alec Wilder by Philip Lambert was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the category Best Historical Research in Classical Music.
Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus by Hervé Vanel was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the category Best Historical Research on General Recording Topics.
Laurie Matheson was the acquiring editor for all of these titles.