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Date:November 17, 1901; Undated (circa 1958)
Description: See George Davidson letter from 1901 to Newell Wardle regarding the Copper River and the name "Atna" given to it by local native peoples. In undated section, see 8-page document by de Laguna, "Atna Indians, Copper River, Alaska," which includes names of consultants, contents of reels, and comments for the recordings cataloged as Mss.Rec.31.
Collection:Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)
Contributor:Billum, Douglas | Billum, Mary Anne | De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | George, Bacille | Jackson, Martha | Joe, Bill | Joe, Maggie | McClellan, Catharine | McKinley, Jim | Sanford, Kate | Sanford, Ralph | Stanfield, Fanny
Extent:8 sound tape reels (7 hr., 31 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Ahtna songs and stories recorded in Copper Center, Alaska by Frederica de Laguna in 1958. Includes numerous interviews on autobiographical topics, explanations of Ahtna songs, sleep doctors, and traditional narratives. Also includes vocabulary related to kinship terms. Songs include potlatch songs, love songs, drinking songs, and songs of Tlingit origin. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection:Ahtna Songs and Texts Recorded at Copper Center, Alaska (Mss.Rec.31)
Contributor:Brown, Andy | Charley, Tenas | De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | David, Jessie | Ewan, Annie | George, Bacille | George, Nancy | Jackson, Arthur | Jackson, Martha | Joe, Bill | John, Lucy | McKinley, Jim | Pete, Elizabeth | Pete, Mentasta | Peters, Jenny | Sanford, Kate | Sinyone, Jim | Stanfield, Fanny | Tanzy, Jake | Tanzy, Lily
Extent:27 sound tape reels (14 hr., 55 min.)
Description: Ahtna songs and stories recorded in 1968 by Frederica de Laguna at Copper Center, with additional ones also recorded at Cantwell, Chistochina, Gulkana, and Upper Tanana material recorded at Tetlin. Includes dance songs, sorry songs, potlatch songs, sleep doctor songs, and others. Includes "Gulkana Potlatch Given by Bill Joe and Kate Sanford for Recovery of Maggie Joe from Illness." Some songs are Tlingit, Upper Tanana, or Tanacross in origin. Includes Ahtna stories, autobiographical accounts, vocabularies, and interviews, as well as a few Southern Tutchone songs recorded at Burwash Landing, Yukon Territory. Also includes Tetlin potlatch songs recorded in 1966.
Collection:Ahtna and Southern Tutchone recordings (Mss.Rec.68)
Description: These reels contain materials relating to Ahtna, Upper Tanana, and Southern Tutchone communities. Included are lists of plants, and transcripts of interviews. Detailed table of contents pending.
Collection:Atna of the Copper River Valley (Mss.Film.1278)
Description: Fourteen letters between Frederica de Laguna and John Bierhorst, from April 7, 1978 to May 31, 1979, initially regarding a permission question, with additonal subsequent correspondence including de Laguna's reaction to a review of Under Mount Saint Elias, reference to her travel plans, offering comments on Yakutat Tlingit informants and Yakutat music, and mention of Franz Boas, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Ruth Benedict, David McAllister, and Alan Lomax. Includes copies of obituaries (in 2004) for de Laguna and the program for her memorial service at Bryn Mawr College.
Collection:Correspondence between Frederica de Laguna and John Bierhorst (Mss.SMs.Coll.22)
Description: Haas appears to have been preparing in the 1930s for a fieldtrip to Alaska that never materialized. She collected information on Eyak phonology and on several speakers of Eyak in Cordova, Alaska, details of which can be found in Series 2 Subseries ‘Eyak' and possibly also Series 1 correspondence with Frederica de Laguna. There are also comparisons with Tlingit and other Dene languages in Series 9.
Collection:Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)
Description: These field notes, compiled by de Laguna and Catherine McClellan, include archaeological investigations, transcripts of interviews with community members and sketches. Tlingit material recorded at Yakutat, Angoon, Carcross, and Teslin, with small amount at Atlin; Ahtna material recorded at Chitina, Copper Center, and Chistochina.
Collection:Field notes on the ethnology of the Tlingit and Copper River Atna (Mss.Film.1127)
Contributor:De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004
Description: The 116 black-and-white photoprints in the Frederica de Laguna Greenland Photograph Collection originate from Frederica de Laguna's six-month expedition to Greenland taken with Danish anthropologist Therkel Mathiassen in 1929. The expedition is significant for being the first scientific archeological excavation in Greenland. The trip was a transformational one for de Laguna, for through it she experienced her first taste of extensive anthropological fieldwork. Because of it, she decided to pursue a career in anthropology upon her return to the United States, enrolling in the doctoral program in anthropology at Columbia University under Frank Boas. Images in the collection include photographs of Eskimo people, de Laguna and Mathiassen in the field, the Arctic landscape, excavation sites, settlements, animals, sea vessels, etc.
Collection:Frederica de Laguna Greenland Photograph Collection (Mss.SMs.Coll.31)
Contributor:De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | Geisler, Peter | Kleeman, Kristoffer | Moldrup, Birgithe | Moller, Niels
Extent:10 audiocassettes (9 hr., 24 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made by Frederica de Laguna at Upernavik, Greenland in July and August 1979. Stories in Greenlandic Inuktitut and conversation in Danish. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection:Greenland Recordings (Mss.Rec.123)
Date:1930, 1969, 1979-1981, 19985, 1995-1996
Description: The Greenlandic materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 5 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Berge, de Laguna, and Gunther.
Collection:Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)