(Online publication April 14 2011)
Tim Brooks has been writing about the history of the recording industry and other media in various journals for the last forty years. His most recent book, Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890–1919 (2004), received the Irving Lowens Award. He is a past president of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Many of his writings are available at www.timbrooks.net.