||Tape was dubbed from the 7.5 ips, half-track recording on a seven-inch reel and 1.5-mil stock lent to the LLA by Raven I. McDavid; JJT, rec. eng., 8/28/78. It is not the original field recording but a copy made apparently at Ohio State University. A male voice introduces the series: “This is Reel No. 1 of an interview for the Linguistic Atlas of America made in [sic] March 23rd 1957 by Prof. Raven I. McDavid of the University of Chicago. The informant is Dean James F. Fullington, a cultivated informant born in Marysville, Ohio, and long associated with Ohio State University. The recordings were made in Columbus by Stanley Sapon, Leonard Newmark and Francis Utley. The track clears after some preliminary noise and confusion.” The month mentioned on the tape is February, and my own notes on the box specify the recording date is 2 February 1957. Note: the voices on the recording are somewhat distorted, and both dropouts and abrupt shifts in level occur throughout. The recording was filtered in the dubbing process.