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Post by Sue Anderson » June 28th, 2020, 12:17 pm

FULL: Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 076

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-076-by-various/


This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works in English which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published prior to 1924). Nonfiction includes essays and speeches; letters and diaries; biography and history; film, book and music reviews; descriptions of travel, politics and sports; instructional manuals, even a favorite recipe from a public domain cookbook! Your nonfiction recording can be on any topic. Some suggestions for source material can be found here.

Please select and record any short nonfiction piece in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 2 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Multiple versions are welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

1. RECORD:
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  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
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    snf076_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 28th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Welcome to the 76th volume of the Short Nonfiction Collection. This is a place to share a special interest by recording a short work of public domain nonfiction. If you haven't something already in mind that you'd like to record, there are many bookshelves at Gutenberg.org to explore http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf. The bookshelves for Countries, Education, Fine Arts, History, Music, Periodicals, and Technology are some places to start.

Hathi Trust and Archive.org are good resources:

https://archive.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/

The Online Books Page has over 2 million PD listings! It was suggested by Soupy (Craig), our Dedicated Proof Listener.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a great source for natural history. It was suggested by LibriVoxer MillionMoments. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

The Linda Hall Science, Engineering, and Technology Library has some unique items in its Digital Collection https://www.lindahall.org/collections/

Sourcing your recording from Wikisource is NOT recommended.

If you have any doubts about the public domain status of anything you want to read for the collection, please feel free to post the source along with your query in the thread, and I will be glad to help you! Thanks!

Please note: There is a limit of two selections per reader for this volume of Short Nonfiction.

Please check the "vitals" of your recording with Checker https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker before sending it up to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Checker is an easy to use "open source tool that looks for common problems with recordings for LibriVox... Checker saves time by checking contributions for common issues before files are uploaded." Thanks! :) :)

Sue (Book Coordinator, Short Nonfiction Collection)

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Post by Grothmann » June 28th, 2020, 7:54 pm

Hi all;


John Adams letter to Abigail Adams
Philadelphia July 3d. 1776
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 5:22

Audio at --
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf076_johadamslettertoabigailadams_adams_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at --
https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/04-02-02-0016

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Grothmann » June 28th, 2020, 9:09 pm

Hi again--

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (US Supreme Court 1896)
Judge Harlan's dissent
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 7:15

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf076_plessyvferguson_harlan_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/nclc375/harlan.html

Since Supreme Court decisions are U.S. government documents, their texts are public domain and may be freely copied and retransmittee.

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 29th, 2020, 8:34 am

Hi Dale,
Many thanks for getting Vol. 076 off to such a great start with these two documents relating to defining moments in U.S. history! :D If you follow Adams' reasoning in his letter to Abigail, you'd have to conclude that Canada would, today, be part of the U.S. if it were not for an outbreak of small pox! Fascinating stuff!

From Judge Harlan's powerful dissent to Plessy v. Ferguson

"Our Constitution in color-blind and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. In respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law. The humblest is the peer of the most powerful. The law regards man as man and takes no account of his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved..."

A note on the text sourcing for Plessy v. Ferguson-- I'll look around myself (unless you or Craig beat me to it) for a more "official" source than the course syllabus. In the past, we've encountered transcribing errors in these copies; also the internet links to syllabi tend to fail over time.

Thanks, again, for your contributions to volume 076! :D

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Post by Grothmann » June 29th, 2020, 10:02 am

Hi:

There is another source, but it is also an educational institution...

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/163/537 (Starting at paragraph #36)

I think Supreme Court decisions, like all public domain writings, because there is no money in publishing them, become hard to find over time. Just a thought.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 29th, 2020, 11:54 am

Grothmann wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 10:02 am
Hi:

There is another source, but it is also an educational institution...

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/163/537 (Starting at paragraph #36)

I think Supreme Court decisions, like all public domain writings, because there is no money in publishing them, become hard to find over time. Just a thought.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks
Dale
Thanks, Dale! :) I like this source (Cornell Law School: Legal Information Institute, Open Access to the Law since 1992). This source, which supplies the entire text of Harlan's dissent, also indicates that the text is in the public domain. Let's use this source and call your recording "Excerpt from Justice Harlan's dissent, Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (US Supreme Court 1896).

The full text of the dissent would be well worth recording some time. It is about 4500 words.

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Post by Grothmann » June 29th, 2020, 12:34 pm

Hi Sue"

Perhaps later. I have things stacked up on my desk, although if this lock down continues.....


Thanks
Dale

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Post by Grothmann » June 29th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Hi:

So I have looked at the new text cite. It is possible that I could read the omitted text and append it on to the existing recording. (If I can get a days grace from the Proof Listener) Let me try this.
Thanks
Dale

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Post by soupy » June 29th, 2020, 1:17 pm

I'll wait for awhile

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 29th, 2020, 1:56 pm

Grothmann wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Hi:

So I have looked at the new text cite. It is possible that I could read the omitted text and append it on to the existing recording. (If I can get a days grace from the Proof Listener) Let me try this.
Thanks
Dale
Oh, my... Dale, I didn't mean to push you to record the whole dissent...ever or right now! :oops: I just had read, quickly, through the full text and though I'm not usually drawn to legal texts, I kept reading, actually amazed with what clear reasoning, and persuasive argument, Harlan spelled out in 1896 "all men are created equal" -- and thought, here we are, in 2020, still stuck on the same argument.

If you have the time, and want to enlarge on what you have recorded already, that would be great, but, please, don't feel under obligation; the short version is eloquent and pithy.

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Post by Grothmann » June 29th, 2020, 2:50 pm

Hi:

So the text has been revised, and amended.

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (US Supreme Court 1896)
Judge Harlan's dissent
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 18:19 (*Pleased note the new time")

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf076_plessyvferguson_harlan_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/163/537

Since Supreme Court decisions are U.S. government documents, their texts are public domain and may be freely copied and retransmitted.

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 29th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Grothmann wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Hi:

So the text has been revised, and amended.

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (US Supreme Court 1896)
Judge Harlan's dissent
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 18:19 (*Pleased note the new time")

Audio at--
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf076_plessyvferguson_harlan_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at--
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/163/537

Since Supreme Court decisions are U.S. government documents, their texts are public domain and may be freely copied and retransmitted.

Thanks
Dale
Thank you, Dale! Very well read! :D

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Post by soupy » June 30th, 2020, 3:16 am

Thanks for the letter from John Adams to his wife Dale,

a few errors noted:

3:31 in Town and County Meetings, as well as in private Conversations - you said country

4:07 I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parades - you forgot to read the bold print

4:30 You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not - forgot to say will

4:53 I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. – you said worthy

5:00 And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction - you said the

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Post by soupy » June 30th, 2020, 7:49 am

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (US Supreme Court 1896)
Judge Harlan's dissent
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 18:19 (*Pleased note the new time")
I only see the 13:18 audio when trying to PL this reading Sue and Dale.

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