Welcome 4 Alberta subjects and new associate editor

Thursday, August 6, 2020

We’re proud to introduce a new IDEA associate editor: Adam Lane Bergquist. Based in Canada, Adam joins IDEA with four new subjects from the province of Alberta. See…

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‘The Syringa Tree’

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Thanks to Judylee Vivier, IDEA is now proud to offer a recording of the South African names and terms from The Syringa Tree, by Pamela Gien. The recording…

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Welcome our first Sacramento subject

Monday, July 27, 2020

We’re proud to introduce our first subject from the capital city of California: Sacramento. The 19-year-old student is also our first African-American subject from California.

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Welcome new Atlanta subject

Monday, July 6, 2020

We’re proud to welcome our first subject from Atlanta, Georgia. Though her regional dialect is extremely slight and could even be characterized as something akin to General American,…

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Introducing new subjects and transcriptions

Monday, June 29, 2020

Please welcome two new self-submissions: Australia 35 and Ontario (Canada) 37. In addition, thanks to IDEA Associate Editor Tshari King, we have a complete transcription of one of…

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Black voices on IDEA

Thursday, June 11, 2020

As the world re-emphasizes the importance of black voices in society, we at IDEA are reminded of their importance to our archive. And when we say voices, we…

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IDEA submission process now simpler

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Based upon feedback from you, we’ve simplified our IDEA submission process. It’s now less confusing and easier to submit a sample. (Thanks to our editors, especially Senior Editor…

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Coal mining in Arkansas

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Senior Editor Ben Corbett’s colorful collection of Arkansas subjects has a new addition: a 66-year-old man from a previously undocumented part of the state (west-central Arkansas, in the…

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Introducing our 13th Philly subject

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Thanks to Senior Editor Deric McNish and his student Darah Donaher, we have another subject from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 57-year-old woman from the Mayfair neighborhood has a rather…

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Welcome our 33rd Arkansas subject

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Senior Editor Ben Corbett‘s quest to document subjects from every county of the U.S. state of Arkansas continues with Arkansas 33. This female subject is from Clarendon in…

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