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American Dialect Society collection, 1931-1937

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Series II: Sound Recordings
The American Dialect Society Collection's recordings consist of 891 aluminum, aluminum-based acetate, plastic, and shellac disc recordings. Also included are one 10-inch preservation reel containing 18 recordings, and one audiocassette of presentation event recordings. In addition, there are 78 10-inch preservation reels.

869 audio discs (most originals, and some copies that stand in for original recordings no longer with the collection) were digitized in 2003 and 2004. See Series IV (Electronic Media) for more details.

There are also 22 discs that were not digitized, because they are duplicates of recordings in the collection that were digitized. The copies have been kept with the collection. Correspondence related to these discs is found in the case file. The discs are in the physical custody of M/B/RS.

The American Dialect Society centennial commemorative cassette is located in Box 28.
Series III: Graphic Images
FOLDER 13 Photographic Items, n.d.
PH01. Miles Hanley (black-and-white). 1 photograph

PH02. Raven McDavid (black-and-white). 1 photograph

PH03. Professor Hanley's Photographic Equipment; this photocopy of a photograph shows disc-cutting equipment, a microphone stand, and a briefcase. 1 photocopy.
BOX 1 Series IV: Electronic Media
Only the audio discs from this collection have been digitized. For each digital transfer, the following formats have been created:

1) An uncompressed master recording (a WAV file, at 96/24)

2) A compressed derivative (a WAV file, at 44.1/16)

3) A compressed derivative (an mp3, at 256 kbps)

1 Zip disc labeled "American Dialect Society Collection Documents"; this includes the collection guide, worksheets from Cutting Corp. with information regarding digitization work, etc.

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