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Speech Text

Collection Creator:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970 May 5
Collection Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush family papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush family papers, circa 1860-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Yuchi: Corn speech, island speech; Stories

Collection Creator:
Rankin, Robert Louis, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound tape reel (7 inch)
Container:
Box 51-54, Item 55
Type:
Archival materials
sound tape reels
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Robert Rankin papers are open for research.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Computer disks are currently restricted due to preservation concerns.

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Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Robert Rankin papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Goodyear Dinner speech

Collection Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Reel 5290, Frame 1363-1371
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Holger Cahill papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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North Carolina Speech

Collection Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Reel 5290, Frame 1403-1441
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
April 1, 1940
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Holger Cahill papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Speech by Kenyon Cox

Collection Creator:
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 1 (pam), Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
Collection Restrictions:
The bulk of this collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Kenyon and Louise Cox papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Kenyon and Louise Cox papers, 1876-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Speech at Cooper Union

Collection Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Leon Kroll papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Leon Kroll papers, 1905-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Speech at Worcester Art Museum

Collection Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 68
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Leon Kroll papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Leon Kroll papers, 1905-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project

Collector:
Maxey, H. David  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History  Search this
Inventor:
American Telephone and Telegraph Company  Search this
Bell Telephone Laboratories  Search this
International Business Machines Corporation  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Klatt, Dennis  Search this
Kurzweil, Ray  Search this
Extent:
8 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Diskettes
Dictograph
Date:
1939-1999
Summary:
The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn, Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society.
Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project Original Website:
Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project website

This website was created by Dave Maxey in 2002 to document the history of the project and to provide extensive information about the collection materials.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents a project done by H. David Maxey in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution. The collection consists of administrative files containing correspondence, project reports, and other infomation about the Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project. The project files, arranged geographically and alphabetically contains information about specific speech synthesis projects and inventions. The reprints series consists of reprints of articles which Maxey collected and organized separately. This series is organized both numerically and alphabetically. The audiovisual materials contain the recordings of talks, meetings, and samples of speech synthesis described in the projects outlined in the project files.
Arrangement:
The original SSSHP numbers assigned by Dave Maxey are included in portions of the Container List. They are the basis for the organization of Maxey's original index to and description of the collection. Maxey assigned the numbers sequentially in the order he received each numbered item.

The collection is arranged into four series.

Series 1, Administrative Files,1986-2002

Series 2, Project Files, 1939-1999

Series 3, Reprints, 1939-1999

Series 4: Audiovisual Materials,1939-1999

Subseries 1, ¼" Open Reel Audiotape

Subseries 2, Audiocassettes

Subseries 3, Miscellaneous

Subseries 4, Reference and Protection Audiotapes and CDs
Biographical / Historical:
The Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project, conducted by H. David Maxey from 1986 through 2002, created a collection of archival materials including sound recordings documenting the history and development of speech synthesis technology. Maxey collaborated with Dr. Bernard Finn of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society. Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the same division served as Smithsonian liaisons with the project.

"Speech synthesis technology" refers to the results of a long, evolutionary process in which researchers learned to create artificial sounds that people would interpret as speech. As early as the eighteenth century scientists were inventing mechanical machines to create sounds similar to human speech. Later electronics led to additional developments, The Voder was one of the earliest examples which was demonstrated to wide acclaim at the 1939 New York World's Fair. However, it was the widespread use of computers that led to the greatest progress in the field of speech synthesis.

Speech synthesis is the process by which a computer speaks. By contrast, speech recognition is when a computer can interpret spoken language. The application of both of these capabilities has been important for creating assistive computer technology for the visually impaired (speech recognition) and for individuals unable to speak (speech synthesis).

Among the leading researchers and organizations involved with the development of speech synthesis technologies are the Anerican Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), Bell Telephone Laboratories, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dennis H. Klatt, and Ray Kurzweil.

Today speech synthesis is a common feature of daily life from the cultured voice on the GPS saying exactly which road to take to making a train reservation on the telephone. However, many speech synthesis developers continue to explore and design methods to make the speech sound less mechanical, with the ultimate challenge being natural sounding speech that shows emotion.

Dave Maxey's dedication to the project, with support from members of the staff of the National Museum of American History, has ensured the preservation of materials documenting the early history of electronic and computer engineered synthetic speech.
Related Materials:
Artifacts related to this collection are in the Division of Work & Industry, Electricity Collections.
Provenance:
The collection was created for the Smithsonian Institution from 1986-2002 by Dave Maxey in collaboration with Dr. Bernard Finn of the National Museum of American History's Division of Information, Technology, and Society, assisted by Elliot Sivowitch and Harold Wallace of the same division.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Only reference copies of audiovisual materials may be used.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Computer sound processing  Search this
Voder  Search this
Speech synthesis  Search this
Speech  Search this
Computers  Search this
Assistive computer technology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Diskettes
Dictograph
Citation:
Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0417
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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MS 446 Albert Cusick's speech

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Cusick, Albert, 1846?-  Search this
Extent:
21 pages
Culture:
Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
July, 1889
Scope and Contents:
Onondaga text only, with interlinear translation in red ink, on temperance and related matters.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 446
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 446, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS446
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Speech at American Federation of Arts

Collection Creator:
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Leon Kroll papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Leon Kroll papers, 1905-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Typescript of speech: "About the Eye,"

Collection Creator:
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Reel 5718, Frame 1250-1254
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm for this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Marcel Breuer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Photocopy of manuscript for a speech

Collection Creator:
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-  Search this
Container:
Box 17, Reel 5727, Frame 599-603
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm for this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Marcel Breuer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Commencement Speech, Rhode Island School of Design

Collection Creator:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
The W.G. Constable papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
W.G. Constable papers, 1905-1983, bulk 1920-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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24, People…overwork slang [Better Speech] (February)

Collection Publisher:
Howard (C.J.), Inc.  Search this
Nichols (T.G.) Company, Inc.  Search this
Parker Holladay Company (Chicago)  Search this
Mather and Company.  Search this
Parker-Hollday Company, Ltd. (England)  Search this
Roach-Fowler Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Randolph, F.F.  Search this
Collection Artist:
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Mr. and Mrs. F.F. Randolph Poster Collection, 1923-1950s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Virginia Indians Powhatan Confederacy: First Convention Speech

Collection Creator:
Nelson, George L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George L. Nelson Papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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Homer Edward Newell, Jr. Speech Transcripts

Creator:
Newell, Homer Edward, 1915-1983  Search this
Names:
Newell, Homer Edward, 1915-1983  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1960-1973
Summary:
This collection consists of articles and transcripts of speeches by Newell during his tenure with NASA.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection consists of articles and transcripts of speeches by Dr. Newell from 1960 --1973 covering a broad range of space program and space science related topics.
Arrangement:
Chronological.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. Homer Edward Newell, Jr. (1915 --1983), mathematician and administrator, was the principal organizer of the American space program during the early years of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He attended Harvard College (AB, 1936; AMT, 1937) and the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D, 1940). He taught mathematics at the University of Maryland (1940 --1944) before joining the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) as a mathematician and theoretical physicist (1944 --1947). Dr. Newell became head of the Rocket Sonde Branch of the NRL (1947 --1955) and later Acting Superintendent of the Atmosphere and Astrophysics Division (1955 --1958). During this time he coordinated the Navy's development of Project Vanguard, which placed the first American satellite in Earth orbit (1958). With the creation of NASA in 1958 Dr. Newell transferred from NRL to become Assistant Director of Space Science (1958 --1960) at NASA. He later served as Deputy Director of Space Flight Programs (1960 --1963) and Director of the Office of Space Science (1963 --1967) before being named Associate Director of NASA (1967 --1973), where he served until he retired in 1973.
Provenance:
No donor information., 1986, XXXX-0150, Unknown, gift
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Citation:
Homer E. Newell, Jr., Speech Transcripts, Acc. XXXX-0150, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0150
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Otis Making His Speech Against Writs of Assistance [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyrighted 1901
Topic:
Figure group--Male  Search this
Occupation--Law--Lawyer  Search this
Occupation--Law--Judge  Search this
History--United States--Massachusetts  Search this
Image number:
LOC LC001690
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Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
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Mattaponi Reservation Speech and Interview with Curtis Custalow

Interviewee:
Custalow, Curtis Jr.  Search this
Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rountree, Helen C., 1944-  Search this
Extent:
1 sound cassette (Duration: 90 minutes)
Container:
Item 26
Culture:
Mattaponi  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
sound cassettes
Interviews
Speeches
Date:
1983 April 16
Collection Restrictions:
Materials related to interview notes are restricted until June 2025.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Speeches
Collection Citation:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Speech for Southern Women's National Democratic Organization, New York

Collection Creator:
Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960  Search this
Container:
Reel 1105, Frame 0319-0329
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
December 1936
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm of this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Holger Cahill papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Typescript: "Speech to the Student Body," Sarah Lawrence College

Collection Creator:
Breuer, Marcel, 1902-  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Reel 5718, Frame 967-974
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950
Collection Restrictions:
The microfilm for this collection has been digitized and is available online via the Archives of American Art website.
Collection Rights:
The Marcel Breuer papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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