Navajo materials, ACLS collection

Navajo includes: Diné, Navaho
English | Navajo
1929-1930; 1932
Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967
Classroom notes | Essays | Field notes | Notebooks | Stories | Vocabularies
18 notebooks (approximately 125 pages each), approximately 11,000 slips, 172 loose pages
The Navajo materials in the ACLS collection include 3 items in the "Navajo" section of the finding. The largest of these is Sapir's "Navajo texts, field notes, and word lists" (item Na31.5), which includes 17 notebooks of texts with interlinear translations and a word slip file derived from these texts that numbers around 11,000 slips. There is also Sapir's "A list of Navaho stems" (item Na31.2) and Morris Swadesh's class notes (Na31.3) based on Edward Sapir's lectures on the Navaho language, containing grammatical notes, texts with translation, 175-word vocabulary, and a brief descriptive essay. In the "Yana" section of the finding aid, see also Swadesh's "Yana and Navaho notes from Edward Sapir" (item H6.1) containing class notes from Sapir's lectures on Yana, Navaho, with comparative Athapascan material. NOTE: Portions of this material may be restricted due to potential cultural sensitivity.
ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) Mss.497.3.B63c