Smithsonian Speech Synthesis History Project
National Museum of American History (U.S.)
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.
This accession consists of records documenting the public speaking engagements of W. Richard West (WRW), Director of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), 1990-2007. Materials include correspondence, background documents and transcripts of speeches.
MS 2761 Fragment of Fox text by Sam Peters of a speech at a clan feast
Peters, Sam, 1885-
Singe page of a text in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary handwritten by Sam Peters. The text is part of a speech given at a clan feast.
MS 2231 Fragment of Fox text by Harry Lincoln of a speech at a clan feast
Singe page of a text in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary handwritten by Harry Lincoln. It appears to be page 12 of a speech given at a clan feast.
Harriet Green Kopp Papers
These papers relate to Kopp's work in visible speech technology, especially a project to develop a machine that would enable the deaf to understand the spoken voice; including biographical materials, research notes, lecture notes, spectrograms, research reports, log books, correspondence, slides and photographs, books, and documentation of grants for research …
This accession consists of records documenting the public speaking engagements of W. Richard West, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, 1990-2007. Materials include transcripts of speeches, correspondence and memoranda, background documents, images, an audio cassette, and a publication. Some materials are in electronic format.
MS 1938 Extracts from speeches and sayings of famous Indians, with notes
Inventory: III. The Indian on the Race Question. 27 pages. V. Speeches and Sayings of Celebrated American Indians. 38 pages. (Published, "Wisdom of the North American Indian in Speech & Legend," Proc. Amer. Antiq. Soc., n.s., Volume 23, 1913, pages 63-96.) Miscellaneous notes, 18 pages, not readily legible.
Homer Edward Newell, Jr. Speech Transcripts
This collection consists of articles and transcripts of speeches by Newell during his tenure with NASA.
19th Century Pamphlet Collection
This collection, which dates from 1838-1898, contains nine pamphlets and one booklet. The materials cover various subjects relating to African-Americans, including civil rights, education, the Civil War draft and services for freedmen. Several of the pamphlets contain speeches by Frederick Douglass.