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Papers and index cards

 File — Box: SC1900-1949.008, Folder: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection contains four reel-to-reel tapes made by University of Alabama professors I. Willis Russell and James B. McMillan, as part of a UA Research Grant in 1940-1941. The purpose of the grant was to study the different speech patterns and intonations of Alabamians from each county in the state. Each participant read the same two scripts that included most of the variable speech sounds and features of American English and Southern American English. Also included are copies of the two texts read as well as index cards containing biographical (no names) and socio-economic facts for each participant.


  • 1940 - 1941

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.


From the Collection: 0.4 Linear Feet (5 reels; papers)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266