Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access Projects

Period of Performance

6/1/2004 - 5/31/2006

Funding Totals

$209,908.00 (approved)
$209,833.00 (awarded)

Reformatting Audio Materials of the Native American Language and Music Archives of the Berkeley Language Center

FAIN: PA-50624-04

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Leanne Hinton (Project Director: July 2003 to December 2006)

Digitization and enhanced cataloging of linguistic sound recordings and associated transcriptions with field notes that contain samples of American Indian languages in cultural context, such as music and stories. They will be available on the Berkeley Language Center website and CD-ROM copies.

This project involves the conversion of 1000+ hours of field recordings held at the Berkeley Language Center and thousands of pages of field notes held at the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages to digital format and access to the sound files and images via the Internet or other digital media such as CD-ROM. A web-based catalog of the recordings has already been created and is functional. This proposal would fund the digitization of the collection and the creation of audio files and image files accessible, when appropriate, over the Internet, thereby facilitating access by scholars, Native Americans, and the general public to the linguistic and cultural heritage of more than 100 Native American communities.

Associated Products

Spirit Mountain: An Anthology of Yuman Story and Song. (Book)
Title: Spirit Mountain: An Anthology of Yuman Story and Song.
Author: Hinton, Leanne
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Tucson: Sun Tracks and the University of Arizona Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780816508174