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Chehalis | Puyallup
Date: 1882, circa 1890; 1897, 1927-1936
Type:Text
Extent: 1800+ loose pages, 15 notebooks, circa 8000 slips
Description: The Chehalis materials in the ACLS collection consist of a large volume of material spread across numerous items in the "Chehalis" section of the finding aid. Major items of significance include Boas's Upper Chehalis field notebooks, recorded in 1927 near Oakville, Washington, containing vocabulary, paradigms, and texts with interlinear translations. Additional loose notes contains numerous stories, which partially derive from the field notebooks. Also noteworthy is an extensive lexical file of over 8,000 slips derived from Boas's field work, partially arranged and analyzed. Earlier materials relating to the Lower Chehalis dialect were recorded circa 1890 by Boas at Shoalwater Bay, as well as material copied from Myron Eells' 1880s field work and later corrected by Boas. Other smaller items, such as Aginsky's comparison of Upper Chehalis and Puyallup, consist primarily of linguistic analysis and some ethnographic information. The names of Chehalis speakers and consultants who made the work possible are not fully reflected in the cataloging, as many are typically not identified by Boas.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Puyallup
Alternate forms: Coast Salish, Spuyaləpabš, Twulshootseed, Whulshootseed
Date: 1934
Type:Text
Extent: 337 pages, and 1 notebook
Description: The Puyallup materials in the ACLS collection consist of materials in multiple sections of the finding aid. In the "Puyallup" section, Aginsky's "Puyallup texts" contain texts with interlinear translations, analyses of vocabulary, and other grammatical notes. In the "Chehalis" section, there is Aginsky's "Comparison of Puyallup and Chehalis." in the "Chinook" section, Notebook 3 of Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset" contains Puyallup vocabulary and ethnographic notes, some of which are in German shorthand. In the "Nooksack" section, there is a comparative vocabulary of Coast Salish languages, including Puyallup terms, also identified as "sXúλ'babš" which may be Homamish.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Unangan
Alternate forms: Aleut, Unangas
Language(s): English
Type:Text
Description: This collection contains the bulk of correspondence between Franz Boas and his professional colleagues, though there are also other Boas collections in the library. The correspondents listed above contain some correspondence related to the culture or language listed in this entry. In the finding aid listings for some of these correspondents, the individual letters pertaining to this culture or language will be identified by a subject heading, though for some correspondents this indexing has not yet been completed. Some letters may contain only brief mentions of work being conducted in relation to the topic. Some additional correspondences in this collection that have not yet been indexed may also contain additional material.
Collection: Franz Boas Papers (Mss.B.B61)