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Language(s): Chinook Jargon | English
Date: 1951
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 5 pages
Description: William Bright's only Chinook Jargon item is a 5-page list of morphemes that he derived from publications by Boas and Jacobs, found in Series 4.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Alternate forms: Klackamas
Language(s): English | Chinook, Upper
Date: 1890-1894; 1920
Extent: 2 pages; 2 notebooks; circa 65 slips
Description: The Clackamas materials in the ACLS collection include two items in the "Clackamas" section of the finding aid: a 2-page fragment of a Clackamas-English vocabulary (item Pn4a.1), and a brief slip file containing kinship terms (item Pn4a.7). Two notebooks recorded by Franz Boas in 1890 which partially contain Clackamas texts and vocabularies are found in "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset" (item Pn4b.5) in the "Chinook" section of the finding aid. In the "Kathlamet" section, the larger "Kathlamet lexicon" (item Pn4a.2) includes some comparative Clackamas terms.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Date: undated
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright possessed a lexical slip file produced by Daythal Kendall of Central (Santiam) and Northern Kalapuya (Series 5). For extensive additional Kalapuya materials, see the Daythal L. Kendall Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.148).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Language(s): Nez Perce | English
Date: 1955
Subject: Linguistics
Description: The Sahaptin materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers include just three items. A Nez Perce and Northern Sahaptin comparison, a word list, and Morris Swadesh's work on the language are located in Subcollection II, Series 2; Subseries 5.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)

Sahaptin | Tayx | Umatilla | Walla Walla | Yakama
Alternate forms: Shahaptin, Tygh, Walla Walla, Yakima
Language(s): English | Umatilla | Walla Walla | Yakama
Date: 1966, 1988
Extent: 158 pages
Description: The Sahaptin materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 4 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Hunn and Rigsby. The Hunn material consists of a typeset manuscript draft "Plateau Place names"; copy of fieldnotes; Sahaptin place name transcriptions, with information about itinerary, along Columbia River, Oregon. Rigsby's materials consist of 3 items: "A Short Practical Dictionary of the Yakima Sahaptin Language," which includes a history of language documentation, notes about orthography, and a ca.670-item lexicon; "Report on 1966 Sahaptin Linguistic Field Research"; and "Yakama Sahaptin texts," containing 4 stories modified from Melville Jacobs' "Northwest Sahaptin Texts, Part II."
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Nuxalk | Duwamish | Coeur d'Alene
Alternate forms: Bella Coola
Date: circa 1936-1950
Extent: 9 folders
Description: Several items relating to the Salishan languages have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Nearly all are located in Subcollection II. There is relevant correspondence with M. Dale Kinkade (regarding a comparative work on color and anatomical terms in Salish, Navajo, and English), Stanley Newman (mentioning his recent work on Bella Coola and comparative Salish), and Jay Ellis Ransom (his work on Salish languages, Duwamish, Aleut, Flathead) in Series I. Correspondence. Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VIII. Undetermined Phylum Affiliation. These materials are in folders labeled as follows: "Mosan" [Voegelin originally labeled this folder "Mosan = Salish + Wakashan + Chimakuan = Quileute"]; "Salish"; "Salish: Bella Coola (Nuxalk), Coeur d'Alene"; "Salish: Duwamish" [these materials are attributed to Jay Ellis Ransom and include texts in Salish and English, with linguistic analysis, recorded from Mrs. Julia Siddle on the Muckleshoot Reservation in 1936]; and "Salish problem." This last folder contains correspondence compiled by Voegelin revolving around the "Salish Problem," including letters from Morris Swadesh (on analysis of Salish material by Boas and James Teit in the ACLS Collection, Mss.497.3.B63c), June Collins, Melville Jacobs. This folder also includes draft of a paper on Salish languages based upon the discussion in these letters. The final Salish item is located in Series IV. Works by Others and consists of Jay Ellis Ransom's "Pronomial System in Duwamish Salish" (1945). Researchers should also view the entries for specific Salishan languages.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Alternate forms: Aleut, Unangas
Language(s): English
Description: This collection contains the bulk of correspondence between Franz Boas and his professional colleagues, though there are also other Boas collections in the library. The correspondents listed above contain some correspondence related to the culture or language listed in this entry. In the finding aid listings for some of these correspondents, the individual letters pertaining to this culture or language will be identified by a subject heading, though for some correspondents this indexing has not yet been completed. Some letters may contain only brief mentions of work being conducted in relation to the topic. Some additional correspondences in this collection that have not yet been indexed may also contain additional material.
Collection: Franz Boas Papers (Mss.B.B61)