MPCOL

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MPCOLMilman Parry Collection of Oral Literature (Harvard University; Cambridge, MA)
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Publications of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature; Number 3
In his exploration of the excess through the senses, he looks at the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature at Harvard and how objects such as the tape recorders used to create the collection, instruments recorded on the aluminum discs in the collection, and even the dust that signals the ongoing decay of the collection are all part of the collection, even if they aren't catalogued or may only be a sensory impression.
Parry and Lord returned from the former Yugoslavia in 1935 with a "half-ton of epic" on large aluminum disks and in notebooks, an invaluable and unmatched cache of oral epic that became the basis of the Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature (MPCOL) at Harvard as well as the prima materia for the comparative development of the Oral Theory.