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1981 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Deaf Folklore Audio Log Sheets

Audio documentation has played a crucial part in capturing the many stories, performances, exchanges, and demonstrations that have taken place on the National Mall as part of the Festival of American Folklife (now Smithsonian Folklife Festival). For each program, documentation volunteers generated detailed “class style” notes to accompany audio recordings which often include presenter and participant names, subject keywords, song titles, and brief descriptions of the events taking place in real time. These notes are often the richest (or only) source of information about who was present and provide key references for understanding and interpreting the recorded content. While the styles, formats, and spelling accuracy vary across logs, they nevertheless serve as fundamental link between what actually took place and what is documented in audio, photo, and, video formats. For Folklore of the Deaf program material, some logs contain information not spoken through the public address system but were in fact signed and interpreted to the visitors in the audience.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Elizabeth Drews

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on May 10, 1958, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Elizabeth Drews, associate professor of education at Michigan State University. Their discussion centers around the observations Dr. Drews has made about a group of gifted children she has been following for the last four years. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Genevieve Stearns

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on April 6, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Genevieve Stearns, research professor of the School of Medicine at the State University of Iowa. The topic of their discussion is childhood nutrition and the part that protein plays in the proper growth and development of children. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with George W. Bailey

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on July 19, 1952, Watson Davis interviews George W. Bailey, executive secretary of the Institute of Radio Engineers. Their conversation centers around the future of electronics and technology, including a discussion of electronic computers and memory tubes. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Hart E. Van Riper

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on January 12, 1952, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Hart E. Van Riper, medical director of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Their conversation focuses on current work being done to find a vaccine for polio and the difficulties that have prevented a vaccine thus far. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Leone N. Claman

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on June 22, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Leone N. Claman, attending physician in charge of allergy at the New York Infirmary. Their conversation centers around allergies, including what causes allergic reaction and how to treat them. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Melville H. Manson

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on June 1, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Melville H. Manson, scientific director of the Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America. Their conversation centers around muscular dystrophy, including what it is, what causes it, and current efforts to fund research around treatments. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Robert R. Williams

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on April 27, 1957, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Robert R. Williams, chemist and synthesizer of vitamin B1, or thiamine. The topic of their discussion is the critical role vitamins play in proper nutrition and the ways in which vitamin deficiency, particularly thiamine, has been reduced in the United States. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Thomas M. Rivers

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on January 25, 1958, Watson Davis interviews Dr. Thomas M. Rivers, medical director of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Much of their conversation centers around the rollout of the polio vaccine. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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Adventures in Science: Interview with Walter Grant

In this episode of "Adventures in Science," which aired on August 2, 1952, Watson Davis interviews Walter Grant, Director of Research at the Carrier Corporation. Their conversation focuses on the topic of air conditioning, including what it is and why people want it. Please add timestamps every 3-5 seconds, and please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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