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Chumash
Date: 1959-1995
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: Beginning with fieldwork in around 1959-1960 with Marie de Soto at Santa Barbara, California, Bright continued to collected materials in Chumashan languages and villages throughout his life. A short field notebook can be found in Series 3 Subseries 2, along with a large topical folder on Chumash in Series 4. Correspondence on “Hispanisms” (Spanish borrowings into Native languages, Series 1, and the card file in Series 5) is also of note.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Muscogee
Alternate forms: Creek, Mvskoke, Muskogee
Language(s): Muscogee | English
Date: 1962
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: William Bright's Muscogee language materials consist of class handouts prepared in 1962 on morphology, and a 3-page list of place names found in publications by John Swanton and elsewhere, both in Series 4.
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)

Seri
Date: 1955, 2005-2006
Type:Text
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Seri papers consist of possible cognates between Seri, Chontal (unidentified variety), Karuk and Quechan, by Edward W. Moser, a copy of a Fortnight Magazine article, and comments on Steve Marlett's manuscript on "The Form and Use of Names in Seri", for publication in IJAL (Series 1).
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)