Collection Descriptive Notes:
Esperantist Norman A. McQuown voices a variety of texts, which he reads without pauses. The texts fall into five categories: 1) Classical Texts (L.L.Zamenhof); 2) History of Esperanto; 3) Poetry (translated); 4) The Bible: the Old and New Testaments (excerpts); 5) Originals: International correspondence, poetry, prose.
Collection Technical Notes:
Tapes are the studio recordings made in the 1975-76 in the stereo format. None of them has been edited. Note: Given the tapes' poor state of preservation (i.e., their outer layers are badly dried out), it has been decided to digitize only the left track. (The weaving that develops as the tape runs toward the end means that the right track may not make consistent contact with the playback head.) WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.