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DeCamp (David) collection of Jamaican creole tape recordings
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: Creoles and pidgins, English-based
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: David DeCamp collection of Jamaican creole tape recordings
    source: Walters, Keith
    Creator: DeCamp, David, 1927-1979
    Creator: Ayuso, A. L.
    Creator: Le Page, R. B. (Robert Brock), 1920-2006
    Creator: Leach, MacEdward, 1896-1967
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.MEDIA.0002
    Identifier/Call Number: 8293
    Physical Description: 4 item(s) Four 7" reel-to-reel tapes
    Physical Description: .5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1957-1959
    Abstract: Small collection of audio recordings of Creole speech and song collected or recorded by linguist David DeCamp in Jamaica and Belize.

    Biographical / Historical

    DeCamp was an American linguist, particularly interested in Pidgins and Creoles. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin from 1959 until his untimely death in 1979.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Keith Walters, 2004. Accession 2004-019.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Tapes have been digitized.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], David DeCamp collection of Jamaican creole tape recordings (MSS MEDIA 002). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    The Jamaican Creole tape recordings is a collection of songs, stories and interviews recorded by the American linguist David DeCamp from 1957-1959. These recordings document DeCamp's research interests in the Pidgins and Creoles of Jamaica and British Honduras.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pidgin languages
    Creole dialects -- Jamaica
    Lingua francas -- Belize
    Lingua francas -- Jamaica
    Rastafari movement
    Jamaica -- History
    Walters, Keith