Collection Descriptive Notes:
English speaker introduces the exercises, and native speakers (male and female) provide the Mende. (The textbook is Richard A. Spears' Basic Course in Mende, published by Northwestern University in 1967).
Collection Technical Notes:
Masters are copies brought by a student from Northwestern University and donated to the LLA on 9/26/83. Note: After considerable attempts to get around the sticky-shed problem on these tapes, Nos. 4-8 and 10 remain unplayable. WAVE files are converted to MP3s.