Collection Descriptive Notes:
McCarus and native speakers (male and female) voice Lessons 1-45 from the 1975-76 revised edition of the textbook, Elementary Modern Standard Arabic (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies).
Collection Technical Notes:
Tapes were dubbed in August 1976 from the copies (on seven-inch reels) lent to the LLA by the University of Michigan. With the exception of Back-up #1 (done in 1997) a double back-up set of the recordings was made in 2001 on digital audio tapes (DATs) to preserve them (inasmuch as the tapes were already badly dried out). WAVE files are now converted to MP3s.
McCarus, Ernest; and Raji Ramuny