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Alternate forms: Karok
Contributor: Bright, William, 1928-2006 | Super, Violet | Ferrara, Jim | Harrington, J. P. (John P.), 1865-1939 | Kennedy, Mary Jean, 1918-1999 | Lang, Julian | Pepper, Chester | Reuben, Nettie | Beck, Lottie | Gehr, Susan
Subject: Linguistics | Place names | Coyote tales | Ethnography | Folklore | Ethnopoetics | Poetry | California--History | Language study and teaching
Extent: 4 linear feet
Description: From the age of 21 throughout his life, William Bright worked with Karuk speakers to document and revitalize their language, resulting in becoming the first white honorary member of the Karuk tribe. The most prominent materials at the American Philosophical Society as a result are wide-ranging audio recordings, from the 1950s until the 2000s (Series 6), especially with Violet Super. With Susan Gehr, he produced a Karuk language dictionary, correspondence with whom (Series 1) contains draft texts. With the Karuk he contributed considerably to the literature on Coyote in particular, original transcriptions of which are in notebooks in Series 3 Subseries 1, and further developments in Series 2. He also collected many small publications about Karuk, in the same series. Additionally of interest in Series 1 is correspondence about the suspected arson of a'tim'îin, the Karuk sacred site near Somes Bar, CA. Karuk materials can be found in every series.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)
Alternate forms: Aleut, Unangas
Date: 1909-1910, 1930, 1933, 1951
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Harrington, J. P. (John P.), 1865-1939 | Jochelson, Waldemar, 1855-1937 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967
Extent: 1121 pages
Description: The Unangan and Unangas materials in ACLS collection are located in the "Aleut" section of the finding aid and primarily consist of "Aleut texts," recorded by Jochelson at Attu and Unalaska. These are untranslated, except for three, which have interlinear translation and notes. Also in the collection is "Essay on the grammar of the Aleut language," with Boas's corrections, and "Aleut Folklore" an ethnography of the Unangan by an unidentified author, likely a student of Boas, based on study made of the Aleut texts of Vladimir Jochelson. Comparative folklore and abstracts of Aleut tales are included. In the "Eskimo" section of the finding aid, also see Swadesh's "Unaaliq Eskimo vocabulary file," which contains comparisons with Aleut dialects.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Pitkin, Harvey | Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906 | Dixon, Roland Burrage, 1875-1934 | Halpern, Abraham M. (Abraham Meyer), 1914-1985 | Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 | Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 | Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936 | Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Dixon, Carrie | Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907 | Harrington, J. P. (John P.), 1865-1939 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Brown, Cecil H., 1944- | DeLancey, Scott Cameron
Genre: Grammars | Bibliographies | Stories | Notebooks | Field notes | Vocabularies | Index | Sketches | Vocabularies | Notes | Correspondence | Dictionaries | Musical scores | Essays | Vocabularies | Songs
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 lagnague, S.A. Barrett's transcritptions 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)
Contributor: Pitkin, Harvey | Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 | Hymes, Dell H. | Li, Fanggui | Uldall, Hans Jørgen, 1907-1957 | Driver, Harold | Harrington, J. P. (John P.), 1865-1939 | Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 | Moore, Ralph | Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957 | Hjelmslev, Louis, 1899-1965 | Kroeber, Theodora | Miller, Virginia P. | Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Extent: 7.25 linear feet
Description: The Yuki materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers constitute an extensive body of original documentation and linguistic analysis of the Yuki language, a language isolate of northern California. These materials are located almost entirely in "Series II: Yuki materials." This section contains materials recorded and analyzed Pitkin, but predominantly contains stories and other primary text materials (some originals, some as photocopies) recorded and analyzed by other linguists, mainly Alfred Kroeber, as well as briefer materials by Fanggui Li, Hans Uldall, Harold Driver, J.P. Harrington, and Dell Hymes. This section is split in to four sub-series: "Research Notes," "Vocabularies and slip files," "Texts and manuscripts," "Phonetic tracings," and "Correspondence." Some of the Kroeber materials in this collection are photocopies of materials now at the California Language Archive. The only speaker clearly identified as sources are Ralph Moore of Round Valley, though some of the materials may contain other named speakers further within the documents or as initials. The collection also includes Kroeber's kymographs and palatograms of Ralph Moore's speech. Many of the listings contain partial contents descriptions such as titles of stories.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)