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"Distribution of the Shoshonians in the San Joaquin-Tulare Valley of California" 1905

In 1905, cultural anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber provided a report to address the confusion regarding nomenclature of Shoshonian and other tribes in California. Help us transcribe this report to learn about the populations and people of the San Joaquin-Tulare Valley.

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1980 SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL: FINNISH AMERICANS 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.

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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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A vocabulary of the Po-da-wahd-mih language

This manuscript, transcribed around the year 1890 from the original version dating to 1843, is written in a clear cursive hand, although the ink has now considerably faded. The vocabulary contains parallel columns of common English and Potawatomi words, as well as verb conjugations and some phrases. The pages for the first section of the vocabulary (A-Gr) are missing, and the manuscript picks up with English words beginning in “Gu-.” The volume has an old, likely contemporary (but re-backed) mottled paperboard binding with marbled edges.

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A. C. L. Carlleyle Letter

A signed autograph letter by A. C. L. Carlleyle (born Archibald Campbell Carlyle; 1831–1897) an English archaeologist to John Henry Rivett-Carnac (1839-1923), dated 1879 April 23 near Chapra, India.

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A.W. Quilter journal of travels in East Africa

Journal of A.W. Quilter from his travels in Africa from 1909-1911. The journal details Quilter's safari travels and big game hunting in East Africa. Starting in October of 1909, Quilter and 30 others start their safari in what he calls "Kizii country." The journal tells of Quilter's encounters with the people and animal life of East Africa during his adventurous travel.

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Abrege des Descriptions des Artes

Likely copied from the publication Descriptions des Arts et Metiers (1761-1788), this clearly written manuscript contains abridged descriptions of various 18th century crafts.

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Audio Letter from Harold Conklin, Alan Harwood Papers

Audio-letter from Harold Conklin (Prof. Yale; formerly of Columbia and Alan Harwood's advisor at the time), Mario Bick (fellow graduate student; Ph.D. Columbia; faculty of Bard College), Georgeda Buchbinder Bick (fellow graduate student; Ph.D. Columbia; deceased); Michiko Takaki (fellow graduate student, transferred to Yale when Conklin moved there; Ph.D., Yale; faculty at University of Massachusetts Boston, retired). Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning..

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Austria à la Carte lecture recording, Side A, Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection

These materials directly relate to Chickering and Porterfield's professional film output, including corresponding film lectures delivered by Chickering and Porterfield on the travel lecture circuit. Lecture recordings are largely undated but provide a glimpse into the timing and delivery of (and audience reaction to) Chickering and Porterfield's longer lecture films. Some recordings include snippets of other performers.Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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26 Total Pages 15 Contributing Members

Austria à la Carte lecture recording, Side B, Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection

These materials directly relate to Chickering and Porterfield's professional film output, including corresponding film lectures delivered by Chickering and Porterfield on the travel lecture circuit. Lecture recordings are largely undated but provide a glimpse into the timing and delivery of (and audience reaction to) Chickering and Porterfield's longer lecture films. Some recordings include snippets of other performers.Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning.

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