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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)

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)

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)

Aruba | Arawak | Papiamento
Language(s): Papiamento | English | Spanish
Date: 1951
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1 folder
Description: William Bright copied and analyzed texts, mostly from a publication by Rodolfo Lenz, of Papiamento, and corresponded with the Netherlands Information Service on a Papiamento language newspaper (Series 4).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Quechua
Language(s): Quechua | English | Spanish
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 4 folders
Description: William Bright's Quechua language file consists of correspondence with and about David Weber, with a particular focus on orthography (Series 1), Spanish-language newspaper clippings from Guatemala in 1980, and two copies of “Correo de Linguistica Andina” (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Tolowa
Language(s): Tolowa | Yurok | English
Date: 1961-1962
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: In 1962 William Bright conducted a small amount of fieldwork on Tolowa and Yurok. His Tolowa consultant was Etta Lopez, then 97 years old, and the field notebook can be found in Series 3 Subseries 1. He also collected newspaper clippings on Tolowa speakers and researchers (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)