Collection Descriptive Notes:
An American man reads the English portions of the first twelve lessons, and a native speaker (male) supplies the Hungarian equivalents. (The U.S.A.F.I. text used by the speakers was re-issued in 1945 by H. Holt, and it is to be found in Regenstein Library.)
Collection Technical Notes:
Phonograph records are the ones issued by the United States Armed Forces Institute during World War II. The tape masters consist of: 1) Tapes 4-9, recorded at the Old Lab in August 1955 from the set of records now in the LA’s possession, and 2) re-dubs of Tapes 1-3, done at the LLA; JJT, rec. eng., 4/1/69–also from the same set of records. Note: The use of the word "Holt" in the title on the back of each box refers to the text re-issued by the Holt company that was once in the possession of the Language Laboratory. But the title of this record reflects the name of the actual producer of the course. Note also: for digitizing purposes the tapes were chosen over the discs inasmuch the results obtained in the Old Lab (in terms of fidelity) were better than the DMA can obtain with present equipment. The WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.