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Description of marriage customs

Description: This is a description of marriage customs. Both families send 'go-betweens' to mediate the agreement and discuss dowry. For the ceremony, the bride passes through a bundle of reeds, and a gift called "geumbang siya" is given. Sometimes, there are other gifts as well, and a feast. If someone cannot pay the dowry, elders may allow them to pay something later, at a time when they can afford it. He also describes the different practices of groups in surrounding areas, and compares traditional marriage customs to current ones affected by Christian influence. The speaker is from Krangku originally, but had moved to Putao several years before the time of recording.
Date: May 1, 2006
Duration: 17 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: LaPolla, Randy
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional narrative about how people started building houses

Description: This is a narrative about how people started building houses after the world was flooded. They watched animals build their houses, like wild boars and birds, and then collected the tools and materials to build houses. Then, they blessed the house.
Date: May 1, 2006
Duration: 8 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Mèrv̄m, Ráwang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional narrative about the origin of the Azeulam (the Azeu dance)

Description: This is a narrative about how the Vzeu (Azeu) dance originated, recorded in Myitkyina. The Vzeu dance started when people wanted to express gratitude, so they imitated the butterflies and eagles. The speaker is from Krangku originally, but had moved to Putao several years before the time of recording. He also briefly describes the different beliefs and dances of groups in surrounding areas.
Date: June 1, 2006
Duration: 7 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: LaPolla, Randy
Partner: UNT College of Information

Episode 36: How To Use Mindfulness To Be More Resilient with Dr. Craig Neumann

Description: Podcast produced by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) that features an interview with Dr. Craig Neumann, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Distinguished Research Professor at UNT. Susan and Dr. Neumann discuss his video lecture, "How to Cope in the Days of Coronavirus," available for listening on the OLLI UNT homepage. They discuss the relationship between stress and the immune system, the importance of building resilience, and the effects of mindfulness on our brains.
Date: April 1, 2020
Duration: 46 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Alumni Spotlight #2: How to Disaster-Proof a Business with Steve Conwell

Description: Podcast produced by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) that features an interview with UNT Alumnus Steve Conwell, CEO of Final Ascent and Board Member of the UNT Alumni Association. Susan and Steve discuss how he helps business owners prepare their businesses for sale, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the buying and selling market.
Date: July 1, 2020
Duration: 35 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: University of North Texas. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Guest Artist Recital: 1998-11-01 – SlideHandlers

Description: Guest trombone quartet recital performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Date: November 1, 1998
Duration: 55 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: Damron, Bill; Warton, John; Allen, John (Trombonist) & McCollum, Barney
Partner: UNT Music Library

Interpretation of an Urdu poem on dowry system

Description: This is a description of an Urdu poem, written by one of the speaker's relatives, on the dowry system prevalent in North India. The poem is in the Urdu language, and the speaker interprets it and explains its meaning and significance in Azamgarhi to the researcher.
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 4 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of a prince and his stepmother

Description: This is a story about a prince whose mother died and his stepmother would never like him. The story describes how she troubles him and never gives him good food to eat, but he was lucky enough to have the blessings of a miraculous cow and feed on her milk. Later on, when his stepmother realized this, she ordered that all cows be slaughtered. Still, the prince escapes along with the cow to a different country where he grows up in a healthy environment. After quite a few years, he returns to his village, reuniting with his father.
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 6 minutes 29 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of various folk songs along with discussions on them and some conversations

Description: This is a recording of various folktales which begin with a short conversation. After completing the narration of a story, Mehar Afroz asks Qamar Afroz to stitch a cloth. After which, she asks Asiya Khatoon to sing some folksongs along with her, followed by a discussion on each of them. These kinds of traditional songs are sung on the occasion of girls' marriage, varying from praising the beauty of the beloved daughter to vidāī — the girl's farewell from their parental home. The songs in this recording are in the Eastern dialect of Urdu. The discussions on them and some other conversations take place in a mix of Azamgarhi and Urdu.
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 13 minutes
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of winters and springs

Description: This is a story of a king who has seven children and once tells one of his children to bring a few things from the market. He instead brings a book that makes the king angry, and he evicts him. The son leaves the palace, goes to another village, and begins to stay there. He takes up a challenge and wins. The king gets pleased and marries his daughter with him. The prince then returns to his father’s kingdom, and the story continues. The story is recited by Asiya Khatoon, who is a Bhojpuri speaker hailing from Siwan district from Bihar, in (Eastern) Urdu. The researcher asks her maternal grandmother to interpret in Azamgarhi. She interprets in the Northern dialect.
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 13 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Story of Paňkhiā Bādshāh

Description: This is a story in the Eastern (Fatehpur) dialect of Azamgarhi about a king who once asks his seven daughters that from whose fate they eat. Six of them reply, “We eat because you give.” The seventh one refuses to accept this at any cost. Hearing this, the king gets furious and sends her to a jungle where she, fortunately, finds a good hut to live, meets Paňkhiyā Bādshāh (the king who appears on a swing of Punkah or fan). Finally, they both marry and live happily. Realizing this, her other sisters become jealous and poison her husband. Still, he is lucky enough to survive owing to his miraculous powers.
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 10 minutes 12 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the folksong Bēṭī 'The daughter' along with discussion

Description: This is a performance of a traditional song titled 'Beṭi' (Eng. The daughter) followed by a discussion on the same. This folksong is sung on the occasion of rukhsatī 'the bride's departure to her husband's home after the marriage'. It describes how differently the bride's blood-related family members—the mother, father, and brother—get strong memories of her absence. In contrast, the non-blood-related sister-in-law doesn't feel her absence at all—instead, she's glad that the bride left. In this, the daughters The folksong is in the Bhojpuri language, the mother tongue of Asiya Khatoon, whereas the discussion is in Urdu and somewhat in Azamgarhi.
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 4 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Performance of the folksong Abbā kē nadiā ‘The river of the father’ along with discussion.

Description: This is a performance of a traditional song by the title Abbā kē nadiā (Eng. The river of father) followed by a discussion on the same. This folksong is sung on the occasion of rukhsatī 'the bride's departure to her husband's home after the marriage'. It describes the differences in the emotional attachment that a daughter has with her mother, father, brother, and sister-in-law. The folksong is in the Bhojpuri language, the mother tongue of Asiya Khatoon, whereas the discussion is in Urdu and somewhat in Azamgarhi.
Date: February 1, 2020
Duration: 3 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Shaikh, Maaz
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about a couple, in which the husband tricks his wife in order to get her to give him meat to eat

Description: This is a traditional story about a couple, in which the husband tricks his wife in order to get her to give him meat to eat. He carves a hole into a tree and pretends to be a scary big black bird and tells his wife to feed the big black bird. After the wife has fed the big black bird (i.e., her husband) all of their chickens, the husband himself tells her to look inside the hole the next time around, which she does. Upon recognizing her husband, the wife is angry and tells him she will separate from him and go to stay with her parents. She collects all her things into a big basket. The husband sneaks himself into the basket, and as the wife is on the way carrying the basket, the husband urinates. As if it had not been enough already before, the wife now leaves him with even angrier than before.
Date: April 1, 2010
Duration: 6 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about an elderly couple with a dog

Description: This a traditional story about an elderly couple with a dog; the wife dies and the dog takes the husband to Chom arong (i.e., the village of the dead); the wife does not want to leave, but the husband forces her; upon return to their village, soon somebody else in the village dies, and the wife has to die and go back to Chom arong with the other person.
Date: April 1, 2010
Duration: 12 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on a crying child

Description: This is a monologue on the (traditional) everyday situation of a mother having a baby to take care of while having to perform other chores such as getting firewood and cooking (not considered a true folk story by language consultants).
Date: April 1, 2010
Duration: 3 minutes 42 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about a chain reaction of events that sets off when a frog blocks the road and sits down on an ant that in turn bites the frog

Description: This a traditional story about a chain reaction of events that sets off when a frog blocks the road and sits down on an ant that in turn bites the frog. From there on, one animal suffers from being disturbed or hurt by another animal, and as a consequence accidentally disturbs or hurts another animal, and so on: the ant disturbs the frog, the frog disturbs the squirrel, the squirrel disturbs the pig, the pig disturbs the bird, the bird disturbs the elephant, the elephant kicks a rock, which then kills the daughter of the king. The king traces back the chain reaction to the frog and the ant, and punishes both of them. This folk story, in a variety of versions, appears to be very common in the extended Eastern Himalayan region. Note also that a late 19th century telling of this story can be found in the Linguistic Survey of India (Grierson 1904).
Date: April 1, 2010
Duration: 5 minutes 58 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Thoiling and Ngambom

Description: Khuhpi Saihriem, a female speaker from the Barak valley (currently living in Bahbahar), tells the story of Thoiling and Ngambom, a traditional narrative about how Ngambom proposes to Thoiling. Khuhpi is 90 at the time of recording, and is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: September 1, 2012
Duration: 3 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Chemtatepu

Description: Khuhpi Saihriem, a female speaker from the Barak valley (currently living in Bahbahar) tells the story of Chemtatepu. This is a traditional narrative about animals. She is 90 at the time of recording. Khuhpi is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: September 1, 2012
Duration: 5 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the season story

Description: This is a folktale about seasons. Dialect: Standard Boro
Date: March 1, 2010
Duration: 21 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Basumatary, Prafulla
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Pop Chronicles Interviews #107 - Phil Spector, Part 1

Description: Part 1 of a recording of John Gilliland interviewing producer Phil Spector in Hollywood for the Pop Chronicles radio program series. This recording includes racial slurs and stereotyping.
Date: August 1, 1968
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
transcript

Pop Chronicles Interviews #107 - Phil Spector, Part 2

Description: Part 2 of a recording of John Gilliland interviewing producer Phil Spector in Hollywood for the Pop Chronicles radio program series.
Date: August 1, 1968
Duration: 12 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library
transcript

Pop Chronicles Interviews #107 - Phil Spector, Part 3

Description: Part 3 of a recording of John Gilliland interviewing producer Phil Spector in Hollywood for the Pop Chronicles radio program series.
Date: August 1, 1968
Duration: 26 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Gilliland, John
Partner: UNT Music Library

[Donald Chipman Audio: Tom Landry]

Description: Audio recording of Donald E. Chipman interviewing with Tom Landry. Landry was the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League, a position he held for 29 seasons. Landry passed away on February 12, 2000.
Date: July 1, 1969
Duration: 57 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Chipman, Donald E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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