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Miriam MacMillan recording on 'Bowdoin,' 1947

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Miriam MacMillan was a pioneer in recording Inuit songs and conversation for the first time. Here she is using wire-recording equipment to capture the sounds of Inuktitut and play them back to a delighted audience.

She and her husband, scientist and Arctic explorer Donald MacMillan, made many trips aboard the schooner he designed and captained. On the Bowdoin, he charted many of the areas of Labrador and Greenland.

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  • Title: Miriam MacMillan recording on 'Bowdoin,' 1947
  • Creator: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
  • Creation Date: 1947
  • Subject Date: 1947
  • Town: Siorapadoo
  • Media: negative
  • Local Code: 1994.5.786
  • Collection: Miriam MacMillan Bequest
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8495
(207) 725-3416
http://academic.bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum/

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