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Language(s): Karuk | English
Date: ca.1950s-1960s
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: One of Haas' students, William Bright, completed a grammar of Karuk as his PhD dissertation, and from this are derived a card file (Series 9) consisting of a lexicon, grammatical analyses, comparisons to various languages including proto-languages, and loanwords and placenames, which would later become a significant part of Bright's legacy. Comparisons to other languages of California and elsewhere are also found in correspondence with Karl-Heinz Gursky (Series 1) and other locations in Series 9.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Language(s): Yurok | English
Date: ca.1950-1963
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas conducted fieldwork in the early 1950s on Yurok music and language, tapes of which can be found in Series 10, and a brief field notebook with “Mrs. Roberts” in Series 2. In 1958, with the publication of the article “Algonkian-Ritwan: The End of a Controversy”, Mary Haas used her materials on Yurok, Wiyot and Algonquian languages to make a case for their genetic relationship. The vast majority of the remaining Yurok materials in Mary Haas' collection relate to this, including extensive comparative and standalone lexical card files (Series 9) and some correspondence (Series 1).
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)