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Apinayé
Alternate forms: Apinajé
Language(s): Apinayé | English | German
Date: 1957-1971
Type:Text
Extent: over 400 pages
Description: The Apinayé materials in the Lounsbury collection consist of materials in two sections. Series I contains correspondence with Dell Hymes, concerning a manuscript in German on the Apinayé by Curt Nimuendajú, and with Carol Schilling and David Schneider. In Series II, in the "South America" sub-series, there are four folders beginning "Apinayé" by Lounsbury, mainly on kinship terminology.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)

Chinook | Saanich
Language(s): Chinook Jargon | English
Date: 1972-2004
Contributor: Hymes, Dell H.
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 6+ folders
Description: The Chinook Jargon materials in the Dell Hymes Papers are primarily in Subcollection 2. Additional materials may be found in the correspondence series of Subcollection 1. Subcollection 2 of the Dell Hymes Papers is currently being processed, and contains many more relevant materials, which will be described upon completion.
Collection: Dell H. Hymes papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.55)

Chinook
Language(s): Chinook | Kathlamet | English
Date: ca.1976-1994
Type:Text
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: Daythal Kendall's Chinookan languages file is entirely works collected from others, most notably Dell Hymes, Samuel Johnson and Marie-Lucie Tarpent, the latter of which includes a paper with over 200 comparisons between Chinook and Tsimshian languages. There are also some Chinook Jargon Essays scattered throughout the collection, mostly by Samuel Johnson. These can mostly be found in Series 5.
Collection: Daythal L. Kendall Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.148)

Chinook | Clackamas | Kathlamet | Wasco-Wishram
Alternate forms: Cathlamet
Date: 1950s-1990s
Type:Text
Extent: 2.5+ linear feet
Description: The Chinookan materials in the Dell Hymes Papers are located in multiple sections of the finding aid, mostly within Subcollection 2. These materials relate to Hymes extensive linguistic, ethnopoetic, and other work on Clackamas, Kathlamet, Wasco-Wishram, and other Chinookan languages and traditions. Additional materials may be found in the correspondence series. Subcollection 2 of the Dell Hymes Papers is currently being processed and will be described upon completion.
Collection: Dell H. Hymes papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.55)

Anishinaabe | Hawaiian | Potawatomi | Cheyenne | Dakota | Arapaho | Kiowa
Language(s): English
Date: circa 1942-1968
Description: There are many items relating to Indigenous American languages in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. This entry is intended as a catch-all for materials that cover Indigenous American languages in general and might not show up in narrower searches. Researchers should also view the entries for specific languages and regions. For this more general category, there is relevant material in both Subcollection I and Subcollection II. In Subcollection I, there are 7 folders relating to Voegelin's intended publication "American Indian Language" in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries III-B: Works Authored by Voegelin [see also the associated material in Oversized]. Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-C: Other contains one file on inscribed stones and the Dene syllabary system and another on the Summer Linguistic Institute (in which many Native North American languages are mentioned). There are also two images of a stone inscribed with what were supposed to be Potawatomi petroglyphs in Series VII. Photographs. Also in Series VII are several language maps (i.e., "Indian language groups in the state of Illinois" and "American Indian Languages"), in which Algonquian languages are particularly well-represented. In Subcollection II, there is relevant correspondence with Wallace Chafe (regarding a census of speakers of indigenous languages), Kenneth Croft (regarding the state of American language work in Mexico, the use of mechanical recording equipment, Cheyenne materials, etc.), Samuel H. Elbert (regarding place names in Hawaii, comparison with Oceania and North America), Dell Hymes (regarding Anthropological Lingustics), Vernon E. Jake (regarding proposed language speaker census, particularly how to discern whether children really know the language), Luis S. Kemnitzer (a thank-you note in which Voegelin revealingly acknowledges, "Although I once worked with the Dakota language, I know little of its culture."), Jerome Kirk (a thank you known in which Voegelin asserts, "I've never found any speaker among the twenty American Indian languages I've worked with who got them [directional terms] straight."), and Morris Swadesh (many languages). Also in Subcollection II, there is a file of notes on classification of North American languages in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries XI. General; some "Ungrouped Tales," two folders with stories about Pechiha (Kickapoo?) and Yellow Horse (Arapaho?) attributed to Joe Pierce and Bruno Nettl, respectively, and a folder on sources in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries II. American Indian Tales for Children; and drafts, linguistic notes and maps in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries V. American Indian Languages.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Salish, Coast
Date: circa 1970s-1990s
Contributor: Hymes, Dell H.
Type:Text
Genre: Essays | Notes | Stories
Extent: 0.5+ linear feet
Description: The Lushootseed materials in the Dell Hymes Papers include several stories within Subcollection 2. Subcollection 2 of the Dell Hymes Papers is currently being processed, and will be described upon completion.
Collection: Dell H. Hymes papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.55)

Kathlamet
Alternate forms: Cathlamet
Language(s): English | Wasco-Wishram
Date: 1955
Contributor: Hymes, Dell H.
Type:Text
Extent: 306 pages
Description: Dell H. Hymes' doctoral dissertation for Indiana University.
Collection: The language of the Kathlamet Chinook, 1955 (Mss.497.4.H99)

Wasco-Wishram
Language(s): English | Wasco-Wishram
Date: 1906-1956
Type:Text
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: The Walter Dyk Collection consists of 16 folders relating to Dyk's dissertation research on Wishram, 1930-1933, donated to the APS by Dell Hymes in the 1980s (with additions transferred from the Dell H. Hymes Papers in 2019). It includes copies of his masters thesis (Chicago, 1931) and dissertation (Yale, 1933), papers and notes sent to Dell Hymes in the mid-1950s when Hymes was working on the language, including two field notebooks, Hymes' plans for use of these and other materials, and a small but important set of correspondence. The correspondence includes letters to Dyk from Philip Kahclamet, who was Dyk's primary consultant for "Kikct" (which Kahclamet identifies as a broad term for several related varieties), and who later worked with Hymes; from Edward Sapir to Dyk, including a very long and detailed letter commenting on phonology in Dyk's dissertation; and a series of letters to Sapir from Peter McGuff, Sapir's Wishram consultant at Fort Simcoe, Washington, 1906-1908. Sapir described him in Sapir (1909), and Michael Silverstein discussed him in Natural Histories of Discourse (1996), a volume co-edited by Silverstein and Greg Urban. See finding aid for related material and an itemized list of contents.
Collection: Walter Dyk Collection (Mss.497.3.H998m)

Wasco-Wishram
Alternate forms: Wasco, Wishram
Language(s): English | Wasco-Wishram
Date: 1890, 1905-1954, 1930
Type:Text
Extent: 2 notebooks, 49 loose pages, and approximately 22,000 slips
Description: The Wasco-Wishram materials in the ACLS collection are in multiple sections of the finding aid. The largest single item is a multi-part lexical file of over 22,000 cards including vocabulary, paradigms, and other linguistic data, assembled from the work of Sapir, Dyk, and Hymes, in the "Wasco" section (item Pn4a.10). These appear to be copied from originals, the location of which is not known. The "Wishram" section contains several short files including on Wishram place names, Wishram directional elements, grammatical notes, and ethnographic notes. In the "Chinook" section, see Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset" (item Pn4b.5), notebooks 1 and 2 of which include Wasco texts and vocabulary recorded in 1890. "Field notes on Tillamook and Chinookan dialects" (item S4.1) also includes additional vocabularies and texts. The "Chinook" section may contain additional Wasco-Wishram materials not presently distinguished from other Chinookan language materials.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Wasco-Wishram
Language(s): English | Wasco-Wishram
Date: 1967-1968, 1972, 1984-1985
Type:Text
Extent: 204 pages
Description: The Wasco-Wishram materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 3 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Hymes, Moore, and Silverstein.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)