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Description of how to make brewer's yeast

Description: This is a description of how to make brewer's yeast. Millet is dried, ground, and mixed with water to form a paste. The paste is molded into chunks for storage. It has to be turned at certain intervals in order to keep well. The yeast is used to make wine.
Date: 1990/2000
Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds
Creator: LaPolla, Randy
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of how to make wine

Description: This is a description of how wine is made from corn, millet, or buckwheat. First, the utensils are cleaned, and the grain is added to the container. Then it is covered with grass and, after a few days, transferred to a wine container. They describe how the process changes depending on the seasons.
Date: 1990/2000
Duration: 1 minute 15 seconds
Creator: LaPolla, Randy
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional narrative about why monkeys steal human food

Description: This is a traditional narrative about monkeys caring for human babies. The monkeys were angry that the parents did not pay them well enough for taking take of the children, so they stole food from them to get payment.
Date: 1990/2000
Duration: 2 minutes 06 seconds
Creator: LaPolla, Randy
Partner: UNT College of Information

Remarks on the Lahu

Description: A historical narrative describing the migration of the Lahu people from Yunnan, China to Burma, and later to Thailand.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 19 minutes 23 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Dispersal of the Lahu people

Description: A description of the Lahu people's migration and agricultural practices.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 1 minute 34 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

[Margaret Parx Hays in Hong Kong, October 27, 1963]

Description: Sound recording of Margaret Parx Hays addressing various loved ones while in Hong Kong, China in October of 1963.
Date: October 27, 1963
Duration: 7 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Hays, Margaret Parx
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Chinese New Year, 1964]

Description: Sound recording of Margaret Parx Hays and friends addressing Hays' mother on and before Chinese New Year in 1964.
Date: [1964-02-13..1964-02-18]
Duration: 13 minutes 15 seconds
Creator: Hays, Margaret Parx
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mother's Day, 1964]

Description: Sound recording of Margaret Parx Hays and friends addressing Hays' mother for Mother's Day in 1964.
Date: May 3, 1964
Duration: 16 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Hays, Margaret Parx
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Building a house

Description: A recording of a group of people building a house. They gather the materials, arrange to feed the builders, and discuss how many tiers the house should have. After thatching the roof, they raise the posts and secure the roof to the posts. Finally they build an awning, and the house is complete.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 8 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

The women go fishing

Description: A recording of Lahu women fishing in Huey Tat. They bring tools like hoes, mattocks, and plastic sheets to dam the stream. They stack stones and fill in the cracks with mud. They filled their baskets with fish 5-6 kilos of fish, including a soft shell turtle.
Date: March 9, 1965
Duration: 13 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Candid conversation: preparing to record for the first time

Description: A recording of the village headman, Cabi, and villagers preparing to record skits and descriptions of village life. They are suggesting what to record--slaughtering animals, building houses, visiting Chiang Mai, taking the bus, bargaining at the market. The headman instructs everyone to be silent in the background, but the villagers are laughing a lot.
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 3 minutes 14 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information

[Happy Birthday and Typhoon Viola, 1964]

Description: Sound recording of Margaret Parx Hays addressing her mother while in Hong Kong, China in June of 1964.
Date: [1964-05-28..1964-06-06]
Duration: 18 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Hays, Margaret Parx
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Hong Kong and Bangkok, June 1964]

Description: Sound recording of Margaret Parx Hays and friends addressing Hays' mother while in Hong Kong, China and Bangkok, Thailand in June of 1964.
Date: [1964-06-14..1964-06-30]
Duration: 19 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: Hays, Margaret Parx
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Margaret Parx Hays in Hong Kong, January 19, 1964]

Description: Sound recording of Margaret Parx Hays and another woman addressing Hays' mother while in Hong Kong, China in January of 1964.
Date: January 19, 1964
Duration: 7 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Hays, Margaret Parx
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Spirits that bite and those that don't

Description: A brief account of beliefs in spirits. If a spirit 'bites' someone, they will consult the spirit doctor who advises them and recites incantations. They pay homage to the ones that cannot bite. Both kinds of spirits are seen as inferior to humans
Date: [1965,1966,1970,1977]
Duration: 1 minute 53 seconds
Creator: Matisoff, James A.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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