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Handwritten speech by Harold Williams

Written by:
Harold Louis Williams, American, 1924 - 2015  Search this
Subject of:
Paul R. Williams, American, 1894 - 1980  Search this
National Organization of Minority Architects, American, founded 1971  Search this
University of Southern California, founded 1880  Search this
Owned by:
Harold Louis Williams, American, 1924 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 1/16 × 8 5/8 in. (28.1 × 21.9 cm)
Type:
speeches
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Communities  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
United States--Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Betty Smith Williams in memory of Harold Louis Williams
Object number:
TA2017.53.5.1.12.5
Restrictions & Rights:
© Harold Louis Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Archival Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_TA2017.53.5.1.12.5
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MLK's Last Speech

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-29T18:40:00.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Speech Drafts

Collection Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1871
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Olin Levi Warner 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:
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962 (bulk 1857-1899). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Speech Drafts

Collection Creator:
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1871
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Olin Levi Warner 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:
Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962 (bulk 1857-1899). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-warnolin-ref135

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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Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush family papers
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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.

Access to the Robert Rankin papers requires an appointment.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2014-16-ref681
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Speeches, 1992-2002

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
West, W. Richard  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Date:
1992
1992-2002
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 04-132
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2018; Transferring office; 1/30/1997 memorandum, Sandoval to Johnstone; Contact reference staff for details
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Speeches 1992-2005 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_251705

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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Archival Repository:
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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Kenyon and Louise Cox papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-coxkenyl-ref17

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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Leon Kroll papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-krolleon-ref322

The speech of monkeys, by R.L. Garner ..

Author:
Garner, Richard Lynch 1848-1920  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 217 p. front. (port.) 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1892
Topic:
Monkeys  Search this
Speech  Search this
Sound production in animals  Search this
Call number:
QL765 .G23
QL765.G23
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_62426

Speeches, 1997-2005

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
West, W. Richard  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Date:
1997
1997-2005
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-076
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 1/30/1997 memorandum, Sandoval to Johnstone; Contact reference staff for details
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Speeches 1992-2005 [National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306817

This Was Queen Elizabeth II's First Speech

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2017-08-04T15:30:01.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Smithsonian Channel
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Theodore Roosevelt’s Life-Saving Speech

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:40:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_1ddac732a8f2cd860f0305a35274b379

Vice President Hubert Humphrey Speech

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Humphrey, Hubert H (Hubert Horatio) 1911-1978  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1965
Between 1965 and 1971
Topic:
Special events  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-47]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
Public Domain
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371625

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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Leon Kroll papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-krolleon-ref320

Handwritten notes for a speech by Harold Williams as NOMA president

Written by:
Harold Louis Williams, American, 1924 - 2015  Search this
Subject of:
National Organization of Minority Architects, American, founded 1971  Search this
American Institute of Architects, American, founded 1857  Search this
John S. Chase, American, 1925 - 2012  Search this
Owned by:
Harold Louis Williams, American, 1924 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
speeches
Date:
1981-1982
Topic:
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Oratory  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Betty Smith Williams in memory of Harold Louis Williams
Object number:
TA2017.53.5.1.12.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Harold Louis Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Archival Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_TA2017.53.5.1.12.1
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0417

Director Q&A: Political Speech Set to Music

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-29T16:54:09.000Z
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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