Collection Descriptive Notes:
At the beginning of his narrative McDavid identifies these tapes as "what may be a long series of demonstration recordings by Raven McDavid for the Conference on the Oral History of American Linguistics, which will be held in Chartlotte, North Carolina, May 9th & 10th, 1979". He speaks of the friends and colleagues he met and the decisions he made in life. (After May 10 he continued the series of narratives till 7 October 1979.)
Collection Technical Notes:
Cassettes are the original live recordings made in 1979 at various locations (including Baton Rouge, LA, and Columbia, SC). They were donated to the LLA by McDavid c. 1984. Note: The date of production given for the digital files as 2007 may not be accurate. WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.
McDavid, Raven I., Jr.