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Abbott's Monthly Vol. II No. 5

Created by:
Abbott's Monthly, American, 1929 - 1933  Search this
Published by:
Robert Sengstacke Abbott, American, 1830 - 1940  Search this
Edited by:
Lucius Clinton Harper, American, 1895 - 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 3/8 x 8 9/16 x 1/4 in. (28.9 x 21.7 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
3435 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Uruguay, Latin America, South America
Date:
May 1931
Topic:
African American  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bobbie Ross in memory of Elizabeth Dillard
Object number:
2012.84.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58f7ecbd1-e6d0-4323-9d05-7542750216f8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.84.1
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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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 (32 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
See more items in:
Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0417

Mozart-Grand horn driver in Dictograph package

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
loud speaker
loudspeaker
Date made:
1925
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.321557
Accession number:
241556
Catalog number:
321557
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-6be2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1341731

Model SRD

Maker:
General Acoustic Company  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 15 cm x 9 cm; in x 5 7/8 in x 3 9/16 in
overall: 2 in x 6 in x 8 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 15.24 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
Hearing Aid
hearing aid
Other Terms:
Hearing Aid; Prostheses
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04751
Accession number:
151789
Catalog number:
M-04751
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-4339-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1073500
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Acousticon Model SRB

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in x 5 in x 3/4 in; 8.255 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1923
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04753
Catalog number:
M-04753
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8073-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726518

Acousticon Type 8394

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 in x 5 in; 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place:
United States: New York, New York City
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04750
Catalog number:
M-04750
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-845d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726547

Acousticon Model C-4

Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 4 in x 1 in; 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04762
Catalog number:
M-04762
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8461-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726552

Acousticon Model 10

Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04757
Catalog number:
M-04757
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8464-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726555

Acousticon Model 90711

Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 in; 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04763
Catalog number:
M-04763
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8847-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726563

Acousticon Model 17

Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 in; 13.335 cm x 6.35 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04758
Catalog number:
M-04758
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-895c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726566

Acousticon Model 30

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 in x 1 in; 11.43 cm x 12.7 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04754
Catalog number:
M-04754
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-895d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726567

Acousticon Model 26

Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04760
Catalog number:
M-04760
Accession number:
151789
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-895e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726568

Acousticon Model 56

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04755
Catalog number:
M-04755
Accession number:
151789
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8a5b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726570

Acousticon Model 28

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 in; 8.89 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04756
Catalog number:
M-04756
Accession number:
151789
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-4aca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726576

Auris Model II

Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 in; 15.24 cm x 11.43 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
hearing aids
Other Terms:
Medicine
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04752
Catalog number:
M-04752
Accession number:
151789
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8a5f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726577

Acousticon Model 40

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall, as stored: 2 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 in; 5.08 cm x 13.97 cm x 15.24 cm
Object Name:
hearing aid
Other Terms:
Medicine
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1933
Credit Line:
Dictograph Products Company, Inc.
ID Number:
MG.M-04759
Catalog number:
M-04759
Accession number:
151789
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-77ab-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_726591
Online Media:

Dictogrand model R-80 loudspeaker

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/4 in x 14 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in; 28.575 cm x 36.83 cm x 18.0975 cm
Object Name:
Ringer Box
loudspeaker
Other Terms:
Ringer Box; Telephones
Date made:
c 1923
ca 1923
Credit Line:
from Franklin Wingard
ID Number:
EM.321106
Catalog number:
321106
Accession number:
241556
Model number:
R-80
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3af2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_703724

Acousticon Model GM-1

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 6 cm; x 2 3/8 in
overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 5.715 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Hearing Aid
hearing aid
Other Terms:
Hearing Aid; Prosthesis; Electric
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
United States: New York, New York City
Credit Line:
Acousticon
ID Number:
1978.0328.28
Catalog number:
1978.0328.28
Accession number:
1978.0328
Serial number:
3806
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2168-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1073764
Online Media:

Dictograph radio loudspeaker

Maker:
Dictograph Products Company  Search this
Measurements:
loudspeaker: 12 in x 9 1/2 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 24.13 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Loudspeaker
Other Terms:
Loudspeaker; Audio Devices
Date made:
ca 1923
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry, WV
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN81548U25
Serial number:
4952
Collector/donor number:
863
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-e131-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_710801

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