Natchez materials, Mary R. Haas Papers

Seminole includes: Yat'siminoli
Koasati includes: Coushatta
Choctaw includes: Chahta
Atakapa includes: Atacapa
Alabama includes: Alibamu
Natchez | Chickasaw | Choctaw | Muscogee | Mikasuki | Apalachee | Alabama | Koasati | Tunica | Atakapa | Chitimacha | English
Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Sam, Watt | Raven, Nancy | Leaf, Peggy
Linguistics | Ethnography | Folklore | Genealogy
Vocabularies | Correspondence | Drafts | Field notes | Notebooks | Stories | Dictionaries
5 linear feet
Mary Haas' Natchez file is one of her largest, and relatively little was published from it during her lifetime. She conducted fieldwork with Watt Sam, Nancy Raven and Peggy Leaf, captured in twelve field notebooks in Series 2. A large volume of texts were elicited here and later typeset, with different versions also present in Series 2. Particularly extensive is Haas' set of Natchez lexical slips, amounting to 7 boxes (likely over 10,000 slips), including (in addition to full alphabetizations) grammatical analyses and comparisons with other languages. Haas' fieldwork on Natchez and other neighboring languages was used as partial evidence for the Gulf hypothesis, for which comparisons are abundant also in Series 9. Additionally, Haas corresponded with a large number of linguists (Series 1).
Mary R. Haas Papers Mss.Ms.Coll.94