Rudolph Willard recorded speakers performing a variety of tasks, including reading aloud, answering interview questions, or simply having an informal group conversation. There were also a variety of recordings made for test purposes, where it is clear that Willard and his associates are simply trying to figure out the best way to make a good record. Each of the following recordings gives the listener a unique perspective on either its speakers or on the technology used to capture their voices for posterity.

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Speakers: J. Frank Dobie, Mother Edith

Speaker: J. Frank Dobie

TELL ID: 0107

Creator: John Henry Faulk

Description: J. Frank Dobie tells a story about the coyote.

Date: 1940-1942

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: Live Oak County, Texas

Alice, Jim Wells County, Texas

Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Galveston, Galveston County, Texas

Alpine, Brewster County, Texas

New York (County Unknown), New York

Austin, Travis County, Texas

La Salle County, Texas

Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Sex: Male

Age: 54-56

Race: White

Education: College, Graduate school

Occupations: Newspaper columnist; Teacher; Folklorist; Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin; Writer

Original Recording Location: Box 3, Disc 1, Side 1

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None

Speaker: Mother Edith

TELL ID: 0110

Creator: Unknown

Description: Mother Edith describes her background and the city of San Antonio to a female interviewer.

Date: 1940

Language: English

Dialectal Influences: San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Sex: Female

Age: 98

Race: White

Education: Unknown

Occupations: Unknown

Original Recording Location: Box 3, Disc 2, Side 2

Additional Files with Duplicate Content: None


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