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Apache, Western | Apache, Jicarilla
Alternate forms: Ndee
Date: 1981-2003
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 3 folders
Description: William Bright's Apache file consists mostly of correspondence with Philip Greenfeld, particularly of Spanish loanwords into Western Apache (Series 1). There is also a Jicarilla Apache dictionary, with marginalia by Bright, in Series 2.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Cherokee
Language(s): Cherokee | English
Date: 1960s-2000s
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright collected a small number of books on Cherokee language and culture, including a copy of the Cherokee Advocate newspaper (Series 2), as well as corresponding with Carl Masthay on Cherokee place names and with Pamela Munro on Cherokee linguistic analysis (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Cupeño
Date: ca.1959-1975
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright's small Cupeño collection consists of publications on Cupeño lexica, newspaper clippings collected during the 1960s, a history of a Californian mission (Series 2), and a comparative Takic language lexical slip file (Series 5).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Hopi
Language(s): Hopi | English | Spanish
Date: 1977; 1996-1999
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: William Bright conversed with Jane H. Hill on Spanish borrowings into Hopi (“Hispanisms”, Series 1 and Series 5), and possessed a copy of the book “Field Mouse Goes to War”, a bilingual Hopi story (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Hupa
Alternate forms: Na:tini-xwe
Language(s): Hupa | English
Date: undated, 2001-2004
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: In addition to copies of several small publications on Hupa history, stories and songs (Series 2), Bright possessed a sketch map of Shastan languages distributed throughout California (Series 5), and corresponded with several researchers, most significantly Juliette Blevins, in which there is a lexicon of plants and animals (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Luiseño
Alternate forms: Payómkawichum
Date: ca.1991-2003
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright corresponded with several linguists on the Luiseño language, including on Spanish loanwords, vocabulary and prosody (Series 1). Comparison between various Takic languages forms a lexical slip file (Series 5), and there is also a small publication (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Kaqchikel | Ch'orti' | Maya | K'iche'
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Date: 1950s-1990s
Genre: Books | Maps | Stories
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Maya file consists mostly of copies of others' publications, in particular texts produced by the SIL and other publishers in Guatemala (Series 2). He also performed ethnopoetics analysis on Mayan texts in preparation for a taught course in 1985, and drew a map of the languages of Central America.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Nahua
Date: ca.1940s-2003
Type:Text
Extent: 2 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Nahuatl materials are sizeable and cover his entire research life, mostly consisting of his own work from the 1960s and 1990s (Series 4), and many copies of small publications throughout his life (Series 2). Of note in the small publications is almost every issue of “Nahua Newsletter” (Indiana University) between 1986 and 2004, issues 1-18 of “Mexihkatl Itonalama”, and several 1940s-1960s SIL-archived publications. From his own work (Series 4) are interlinear glosses of Nahuatl texts, materials in preparation for taught courses at UCLA, products of brief fieldwork in Ixmiquilpan, Mexico, 1966, working versions of two of his own publications, and further linguistic analysis. He also corresponded with several linguists on Nahuatl varieties (Series 1), including Una Canger, who gave him a copy of the Copenhagen Nahuatl Dictionary Project.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Navajo
Language(s): Navajo | English | Spanish
Date: 1954-2003
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright collected books (Series 2) and engaged in correspondence (Series 1) on “Hispanisms” (lexical borrowings from Spanish into Native American languages, collected in Series 5) and Navajo place names.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Serrano
Type:Text
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Serrano materials mostly consist of correspondence with Kenneth C. Hill, including a Coyote story, lists and discussions of place names and etymologies, and phonology (Series 1). There is also a book on Serrano history and culture (Series 2) and a lexical slip file comparing many Takic languages (Series 5).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)