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by commonsparrow3
September 15th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [Multilingual] WWI Centenary (Armistice Day) Prose Collection Vol. III-mas
Replies: 160
Views: 8773

Re: [Multilingual] WWI Centenary (Armistice Day) Prose Collection Vol. III-mas

Would this be an appropriate addition to the collection? It's from 1921, three years after the war ended, but it contains reflections on the horrors of the late war, and might be said to reflect people's feelings in the aftermath of that war. If acceptable, may I read it? Shall we end war? : a sermo...
by commonsparrow3
August 28th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq
Replies: 173
Views: 10752

Re: [COMPLETE] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq

Yes, when it comes to finding out what people were thinking on any topic in the past, I always find I'd rather read what they had to say for themselves, rather than what a modern historian tells me they were thinking. We moderns like to simplify the past into schools of thought and keep each in a se...
by commonsparrow3
August 27th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq
Replies: 173
Views: 10752

Re: [COMPLETE] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq

I just got home from work to this delightful news that we are in the catalog! I've just added the run time to the cover and uploaded it now. I started this because I thought we ought to have Horace represented in the catalog, and now we do, so mission accomplished. Whew! But whatever my next solo ma...
by commonsparrow3
August 26th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq
Replies: 173
Views: 10752

Re: [SOLO] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq

Thanks, Ann!

And now - finally - Section 50!
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/annualreportseducation_50_mann_128kb.mp3
(length 59:58)

And so, after 12 years, Mr. Mann retires and bids farewell to the writing of annual reports.
And so, after 3 years, we bid farewell to this project!
by commonsparrow3
August 23rd, 2018, 10:44 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org
Replies: 969
Views: 120312

Re: Suggest a "Staff Pick" for archive.org

If putting in a plug for one of my own projects is okay, I'd like to suggest Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann. Mr. Mann is known as the "Father of the Common School". His reports, written between 1838 and 1848, laid out the basic principles that led to the system...
by commonsparrow3
August 23rd, 2018, 10:35 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: New! Volunteer CD Covers! - cont.
Replies: 10086
Views: 475155

Re: New! Volunteer CD Covers! - cont.

May I please pre-claim the cover for my solo project #9685, Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education by Horace Mann, which should be completed in the next week or so? Project thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=55626
by commonsparrow3
August 23rd, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq
Replies: 173
Views: 10752

Re: [SOLO] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq

Here's Section 49 - (length 63:38) https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/annualreportseducation_49_mann_128kb.mp3 This section ran about 3 minutes longer than the usual 1-hour cutoff. But I have heard that anything under 72 minutes is acceptable. This section was 14 pages of text, and there are exac...
by commonsparrow3
August 23rd, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq
Replies: 173
Views: 10752

Re: [SOLO] Reports to Mass. Board of Educ. - Horace Mann - iq

Thanks, Ann!
I'm editing Section 49 now, and hope to have it done in another 25-30 minutes, so I can upload it before I head off to sleep tonight. Snack break now, and then edit, edit, edit away!