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Ahtna
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Language(s): English
Date: November 17, 1901; Undated (circa 1958)
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
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)

Ahtna | Eyak | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1958
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)

Ahtna | Tanana, Upper | Tutchone, Southern
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1966, 1968
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)

Ahtna | Tanana, Upper | Tutchone, Southern
Alternate forms: Atna, Ahtena
Date: 1960-1968
Type:Text
Extent: 2 reels
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)

Ahtna | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Atna, Ahtena
Language(s): English | Ahtna | Tlingit
Date: 1949-1960
Extent: 6 reels
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)

Ahtna | Tutchone, Northern | Tanacross | Tlingit | Tanana, Upper
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1960
Extent: 9 sound tape reels (6 hr., 22 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made in Chistochina and Copper Center, Alaska in 1960. Includes potlatch songs, love songs, Christmas tree songs, sorry songs, dance songs, and others. Some songs Yakutat Tlingit, Upper Tanana, or Tanacross. Also includes some Ahtna vocabulary. (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: Materials Recorded at Copper Center and Chistochina, Alaska (Mss.Rec.41)

Tlingit
Language(s): English | Eyak | Tlingit
Date: 1952
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 7 sound tape reels (4 hr., 9 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recorded by Frederica de Laguna in the field at Yakutat, Alaska in 1952. Contains various types of Tlingit songs, including mourning songs, drinking songs, love songs, personal songs, and 3 Dene songs, most likely Southern Tutchone. Includes Raven and other stories with some translations. (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: Recordings at Yakutat, Alaska (Mss.Rec.19)

Ahtna | Haida | Sugpiaq | Tlingit | Tutchone, Southern
Alternate forms: Alutiiq, Chugach
Date: 1954
Extent: 10 sound tape reels (9 hr., 3 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Tlingit recordings made in Yakutat, Alaska (Tapes 1-7); Ahtna recordings made at Chitina, Tazlina, and Chistochina (Tape 8 - Tape 10, track 22); Southern Tutchone recordings made at Klukshu, Yukon Territory (Tape 10, tracks 23-31). Includes personal songs, mourning songs, drinking songs, love songs, shaman songs, and children's songs. Recordings from Yakutat called "Aleut" are of Sugpiaq Chugachmiut origin. Collection formerly titled "Tlingit and Yakutat songs." Renamed in October 2019 to clarify presence of recordings from other communities. (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: Tlingit, Ahtna, and Southern Tutchone recordings (Mss.Rec.30)

Tlingit | Haida
Language(s): English | Tlingit | Haida
Date: 1900-1901, 1914, 1952, 1954
Type:Text
Extent: 272 pages; 4 volumes (approximately 500 pages each)
Description: The Tlingit materials in the ACLS collection are concentrated primarily in the "Tlingit" section of the finding aid. They include Frederica de Laguna's detailed notes related to her audio recordings made at Yakutat. (See collections Mss.Rec.19 and Mss.Rec.30, listed separately in this guide.) This section also includes Sapir's extensive "Comparative Na-Dene dictionary" and "Chilcat vocabulary." See also Swanton's Tlingit and Haida field notebooks from 1900-1901.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Tlingit | Tsimshian
Language(s): English | Tlingit
Date: 1950
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 1 wire recording (43 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Tlingit recordings made on 1 wire spool in Angoon, Alaska, 21 June 1950, by Frederica de Laguna and Catherine McClellan. Text, "How Angoon was destroyed in 1882"; translation on typed sheets made by native from recording. Song of the Raven Hat. Three "Tsimshian" songs. The recordings were made by wire recorder loaned by Wenner-Gren Foundation; research the result of funds from the Arctic Institute of North America. (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: Tlingit recordings made in Angoon, Alaska (Mss.Rec.15)