Collection Descriptive Notes:
An American man, speaking English, introduces the 50 lessons, and various (male) native speakers voice the Amharic text: Amharic Basic Course, published by the Foreign Service Institute (Washington, D.C., in two volumes (1964-65). They may be found in Regenstein Library.
Collection Technical Notes:
Tapes are the copies on five-inch reels sent to the LLA from F.S.I. c. 1969. They were subsequently run off onto hubs by JJT in 1970. The original recordings were probably made before the publication date of the volumes. The WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.