Yuman materials, James M. Crawford Papers
Alternate forms: Cocopah | Diegueño | Kumiai | Maricopa
Date: circa 1962-1988
Contributor: Crawford, James M. (James Mack), 1925-1989
Extent: 10 folders
Description: Materials relating to James Crawford's interest in and research on the Yuman language. Items in Series III-C. Works by Crawford—Yuman include "Account of Reconnaissance Among Several Languages of the Yuman Family in Arizona" , a typed narrative of a research trip including itinerary, names of people, and many personal and ethnographic observations, but focusing on finding language consultants for Walapai, Havasupai, Yavapai, Maricopa, and Cocopa and mentions Jimmie Yazzi, Willie Walker, Elmer Watahomigie, Lorenzo Sinyella, “Old Man” Sinyella, William Littlejim, Ernest Larson, etc., (and also describes a surprise encounter with Carl Voegelin where Crawford learned that graduate students at Indiana were already working on Havasupai, Yavapai, and Walapai and heard Voegelin expound on the merits of tape recorders in linguistic work); "Bibliography of the Tribes and Languages of the Yuman Family" [n.d.], one page of handwritten notes and a 45-page typed document compiled largely from George Peter Murdock's “Ethnographic Bibliography of North America” (1950); notes, drafts, and page proofs of Crawford's review of Cochimi and Proto-Yuman: Lexical and Syntactic Evidence for a New Language Family in Lower California by Mauricio J. Mixco—Review ; handwritten notes, edited drafts, and page proofs of Crawford's essay "A Comparison of Chimariko and Yuman" ; a typed copy, handwritten notes, and other materials (including homework exercises and a preliminary draft) relating to Crawford's "Proto-Yuman: Reconstructed from Cocopa, Diegueño, Maricopa, and Yavapai" ; and handwritten notes and charts and typed drafts of Crawford's "Some Cognate Sets from Chimariko and Several Yuman Languages" [n.d.]. Items in Series IV-C. Research Notes & Notebooks—Yuman include a folder of miscellaneous, mostly handwritten “Notes” [n.d.]; a folder of “Notes on Possible Informants among Speakers of the Yuman Language” [n.d]., including Crawford's observations and experiences during his research trip looking for consultants for Walapai, Havasupai, Yavapai, Cocopa, and Maricopa (see also the more formal, typed narrative in "Account of Reconnaissance Among Several Languages of the Yuman Family in Arizona" ), and a rough handwritten draft of “The Reconstruction of Proto Yuman from Cocopa, Maricopa, Diegueño and Yavapai”; four pages of copied text on “Phonemes of Four Yuman Languages” , focusing on Havasupai, Yavapai, Maricopa, and Cocopa; and about 30 pages of notes on linguistics and language consultants in “Yuman Reconnaissance—Notebook” . See also related materials in the Cocopah entry of the Crawford Papers, and Series VII. Photographs, which contains photographs and slides of a Yuman family of the Cocopah tribe that Crawford met while researching the Cocopah language for his dissertation.
Collection: James M. Crawford Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.66)