Collection Descriptive Notes:
Manuel Andrade records various native speakers, whether responding to questions or engaging in conversation. (In this contexts a "text" is any discrete passage of speech.)
Collection Technical Notes:
Phonograph records are 309 needle-cut discs (most are aluminum, but five belong to the "silveroid" type) gathered in Guatemala by Manuel Andrade in 1937. A subset of 17 discs (Nos. 254 to 270) were dubbed onto tape in the Old Lab c. 1955. The whole set was dubbed onto audio tape in the 1970s by Donald H. Ledin, who used a professional turntable. (It is his voice that is heard on the tapes.) For the purpose of digitizing, the tapes were used in preference to the discs since Ledin's dubs sounded better than the playback on the DMA's turntable. WAVE files are converted to MP3s, but 22 of them could use a re-examination.
Various Mam consultants