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Post by ChipDoc » January 14th, 2006, 12:12 am

all audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/american-indian-fairy-tales-by-william-trowbridge-larned/


Don't go looking for this one in Project Gutenberg; I tried and it's not there. But I have this book in my hot little hands and it's copyrighted (by the PF Volland publishing company in Joliet, IL) 1921. This book belonged to my father's older brother and is from the Happy Children Book series. The stories within were originally collected by a man named Henry R Schoolcraft, an ethnologist and government agent for the Lake Superior country and published in 1839 with the title "Algic Researches".

The stories were "retold" by W T Larned in the language and style of the 1920s. It's unfortunate that I can't include the lovely illustrations. Perhaps if I get inspired, I'll shoot some pictures and post them.

It's a fairly short book. The pages are unnumbered but I'd guess there were fifty or sixty of them. The stories themselves are short too; I suspect most of them will take between five and fifteen minutes to read.

I'm just going to read them as individual stories and I'll update this thread with a fresh link when a new one appears. When I've recorded them all... well, we'll worry about that later.

Here's the first:
Iagoo the Storyteller
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_01.mp3
4.58 MB/5:00
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Post by hugh » January 14th, 2006, 6:56 am

wonderful.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 14th, 2006, 9:51 am

Thanks, Hugh! Here is the second:

Shin-ge-bis Fools the North Wind
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_02.mp3
12.2 MB/13:20
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Post by thistlechick » January 14th, 2006, 10:31 am

Great choice Chip!... I happen to live in the Lake Superior Region where Schoolcraft is well known.

Thank you for making this selection... if you have a scanner handy, how about scanning each page at 300dpi.... I'd be happy to help you submit it to Project Gutenberg. I'm currently working on a preparing another book for Project Gutenberg also related to the Lake Superior area.

You can also fine one of Schoolcrafts works at PG here: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11119
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Post by thistlechick » January 14th, 2006, 10:32 am

oh, and for what does CF stand?
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Post by kayray » January 14th, 2006, 10:38 am

thistlechick wrote:oh, and for what does CF stand?
I think Chip was letting us know that it's Children's Fiction :)
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Post by kri » January 14th, 2006, 12:10 pm

I love your personification of the North Wind :)

This is one of the things that I love best about Librivox. Leaving things in the hands of volunteers brings about so much variety in the literature that is read :)

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Post by ChipDoc » January 14th, 2006, 12:32 pm

thistlechick wrote:if you have a scanner handy, how about scanning each page at 300dpi....
*CHOKE* Uhhhh... that would certainly be quite a job...

Besides which, the book is nearly 85 years old and showing its age. I'm afraid it would damage it pretty significantly to try to put it through a scanner. But it should be reasonable to take some photographs of it.

Here are some images of the pages. They're only about 300kb each, but the original hi-res image files should wind up being about 25Mb each at 300dpi. If this would be sufficient, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/IMG_2525.jpg
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/IMG_2526.jpg
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/IMG_2527.jpg
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/IMG_2528.jpg
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Post by LibraryLady » January 14th, 2006, 1:08 pm

Oh, wow, what a great project, Chip! And the pictures are *gorgeous* and I think definitely should be included.
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Post by thistlechick » January 14th, 2006, 1:15 pm

Chip... I think your photos are going to work fine... i'll start the process with Project Gutenberg .... and we can discuss this off-forum =)
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Post by ChipDoc » January 16th, 2006, 10:20 pm

Well when I started this project I certainly didn't expect to be photographing each page of this book and sending it off to Michigan! But it's a worthwhile project and it's now all done but the mailing, so I can get back to actually READING the stories!

Here's the third:
Child Of The Evening Star
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_03.mp3
22.3 MB/24:27
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Post by thistlechick » January 17th, 2006, 5:37 pm

For the record, this work is now cleared by the Gutenberg copyright team:

Project Gutenberg copyright clearance submission
automated status update notification.

Title: American Indian Fairy Tales
Author1: Larned W.T. (William Trowbridge)
Status: Cleared OK
Clearance OK key=20060116104648wtwilliamt

Wheeeee!
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Post by ChipDoc » January 19th, 2006, 12:48 am

Thanks Betsie!

Here's the fourth:
The Boy Who Snared The Sun
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_04.mp3
14.7 MB/16:06
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Post by ChipDoc » January 21st, 2006, 9:21 am

Here's the fifth:
How The Summer Came
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_05.mp3
18.3 MB/20:01
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Post by ChipDoc » January 21st, 2006, 9:46 am

Here's the sixth:
Grasshopper
http://ChipDoc.com/LibriVox/american_indian_fairy_tales_06.mp3
26.9 MB/29:29
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