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Miwok | Yokuts
Alternate forms: Chukchansi
Date: circa 1970-1985
Extent: 58 pages
Description: This collection includes a 1985 cover letter from Howard Berman to Stephen Catlett of the American Philosophical Society donating two letters from Stanley Newman (1981 and 1984), a manuscript entitled "Central Sierra Miwok Vocabulary," and an offprint of Berman's article "Some California Penutian Morphological Elements." The letters are Newman's reply to Berman's queries regarding the former's sources for certain elements of the Chukchansi [Yokuts] language--which Berman cited in his article--and Newman's comment on that article. The Miwok manuscript is based on Berman's fieldwork in 1970, working primarily with Miwok speaker John Kelly and to a lesser extent Viola Wessell. Berman notes that this was his first fieldwork and that his inexperience led to some inaccuracies: "I believe that in the instances where Freeland and I disagree, Freeland's recordsings are to be preferred." Note that the offprint has been moved to printed materials.
Collection: Central Sierra Miwok vocabulary (Mss.497.9.B45c)

Alternate forms: Kwakiutl
Language(s): English | Kwak'wala
Date: circa 1947-1950 and undated
Extent: 7 folders
Description: Several items relating to the Kwakwaka'wakw culture and Kwak'wala language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Voegelin and his contemporaries designated both the culture and language as "Kwakiutl," which is reflected in the finding aid. All "Kwakiutl" materials are located in Subcollection II. They include "Kwakiutl" material in correspondence with Morris Swadesh in Series I. Correspondence; a "Kwakiutl" folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VIII. Undetermined Phylum Affiliation; a "Kwakiutl" folder and another folder containing reviews of Franz Boas' "Kwakiutl Grammar" (1948) in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries I: General works; a Kwakwaka'wakw story ("Cannibal-of-the-North-End-of-the-World") in the North Pacific Coast Tales category in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries II: American Indian Tales for Children; and Stanley S. Newman's review of Franz Boas' "Kwakiutl Grammar" and Florence M. Robinett's [i.e., F. M. Voegelin] "Tentative Kwakiutl Morpheme List, Based on Boas' Grammar in the Handbook of American Indian Languages." in Series IV. Works by Others.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Alternate forms: Bella Coola, Bellacoola
Language(s): English | German | Nuxalk
Date: 1937 and undated
Extent: approx. 150 pages, and 1 notebook
Description: The Nuxalk materials in the ACLS collection consist of items in multiple sections of the finding aid. In the "Bella Coola" section, there are Boas' working ethnographic notes with some linguistic information, with page references to other unidentified documents, and Newman's "grammatical summaries" giving analysis of different aspects of the Nuxalk language. In the "Chinook" section of the finding aid, Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat], Molala, and Masset," notebook 3 includes Nuxalk vocabulary and ethnographic notes, partially written in German shorthand. Finally, in the "Kwakiutl" section of the finding aid, Boas' "Kwakiutl ethnographic notes" (item 29) includes pencil sketches of Bella Coola houses, and Boas & Hunt's "Kwakiutl ethnographic materials" (item 31), includes an origin story of the "Naxalkem" (presumably Nuxalk), written in English by Hunt.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

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)

Zuni | Hopi
Language(s): English | Zuni
Date: circa 1938-1970
Extent: 5 folders
Description: Five items relating to the Zuni language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Subcollection I contains relevant correspondence with Dennis Tedlock (regarding Tedlock's Zuni consultants' dealings with Hopi) in Series I. Correspondence. In Subcollection II, materials include correspondence with George L. Trager (regarding Tanoan, Picuris, Zuni, and Taos) and Stanley Newman (regarding his fieldwork at Laguna and Zuni and subsequent publications) in Series I. Correspondence; and a Zuni folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VI. Penutian, including Mayan and Zoque. Zuni is also represented on Harry Tschopik's map of "Indian Languages in New Mexico, A.D. 1600" (1938) in Subseries V: American Indian Languages. This item has been digitized and is available through the APS's Digital Library.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)