Albert H. Stoddard audiocassettes and transcripts
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Albert H. Stoddard audiocassettes and transcripts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stoddard, Albert Henry, 1872-1954.
Title: Albert H. Stoddard audiocassettes and transcripts
Dates: 1951
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1488

Biographical/Historical Note

Albert H. Stoddard was a life long resident of Savannah, Georgia and Daufuskie Island, South Carolina and was a widely known authority on the Gullah dialect, which was an English based creole language spoken by the Gullah people, also known as Geechees, an African American population living on the Sea Island and coastal region of South Carolina, Georgia, and northeast Florida. Stoddard learned this dialect and stories from the Gullah people firsthand as a young boy growing up on the Melrose plantation on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. In 1949, Stoddard made a recording of old plantation stories in the dialect for the Library of Congress, and authored Gullah Tales. Stoddard was also active in the real estate business in Savannah and worked for the Metzger Company, realtors. Stoddard died at the age of eighty two on 31 December 1954 and is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 2 audiocassettes of animal tales told in the Gullah dialect by Albert H. Stoddard and three transcripts of those tales from 1951. The original recordings of these stories can be found at the Library of Congress in their Music Division.

Index Terms

Gullahs--South Carolina--Folklore.
Sea Islands Creole dialect.
Stoddard, Albert Henry, 1872-1954.

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