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Maidu
Date: 1936, 1955
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Description: The Maidu materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers consist of miscellaneous materials in Series III, A.M. Halpern's notebooks in Series III-A, Patwin-Maidu correspondences and research on proto-Maidu by William Shipley and Richard Alan Smith in subseries 5.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)

Pomo
Language(s): English | Pomo, Southern
Date: 1939-1940 and undated
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two items relating to Radin's study of Pomo languages. One is his own undated collection of notes on verb forms identified as from South Pomo groups near Healdsburg and Yorkville, California, most likely in the Southern Pomo dialect. The other is A.M. Halpern's "Memorandum on the survey of Pomo languages," consisting of a discussion of Pomo sources, an inventory of Halpern's own material (966 pages of text and 6,600 slips of paradigmatic material), a classification of Pomo languages, and suggestions for further work.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Wintu | Klamath | Takelma | Maya | Patwin | Miwok
Date: 1888-1953
Description: The Wintu materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers are extensive. Subcollection I, Series I, contains notes, notebooks, vocabularies, slip files, texts, manuscripts and phonetic tracings by Jeremiah Curtin in the late 19th century, Roland Dixon, and A.M. Halpern. Series I-B contains Pitkin's grammar slip files and vocabularies collected by Curtin. Series I-C includes Jaime de Angulo's manuscript on the Patwin language, S.A. Barrett's transcriptions and translations of speech and song recordings, Radin's "Grammatical Sketch" and Waterman's notes on Patwin phonetics. Series II-A is rich in materials collected by A.L. Krober. In Subcollection II, Pitkin's field notes are located in Series 2, Subseries 1. Subseries 2 includes Pitkin's extensive notes on his Wintu dictionary, grammar, texts, stories, and music. The manuscript of the dictionary is located in Subseries 3. There is an unpublished 416 page manuscript of stories written in both English and Wintu, songs, and transcriptions in Subseries 4. This section also includes copies of all the extant linguistic material with works by noted linguists such as Curtin, Albert Gatschet, Radin, Halpern, Morris Swadesh, Victor Golla, and J.P. Harrington. Series 6 is comprised of card file slips with comparative analyses by Pitkin of the four languages of the Wintun family.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)