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Cayuga | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Cayuga | English | French
Date: 1929-1930
Type:Text
Extent: 120 pages
Description: The Cayuga materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of 3 items found in Series I. These items are: "1-A: Cayuga paradigms and text," which includes a 20-page word and phrase list, and a story about Red Jacket, given by Ezekiel Hill; "1-B: Notes on Cayuga," recorded with consultant Job Henry; and "6: Comparative relative pronouns," a notebook containing word comparison tables with other Iroquoian languages.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)

Cherokee
Language(s): Cherokee | English
Date: 1941-1946; 1951-1952
Extent: 1,652 pages, 920 slips, 59 phonograph discs, 4,500 cards
Description: The Cherokee materials in the ACLS collection consist of 3 sets of material located in the "Cherokee" section of the finding aid. The smallest item is Frans Olbrechts' brief essay comparing Cherokee and Ethiopic syllabaries. Two linguistic studies comprise the bulk of the remaining materials. Zellig Harris and John Witthoft's "Cherokee materials" was conducted in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania and consists of grammatical Vocabularies and utterances, extensive grammatical notes and analyses, and numerous ethnographic and autobiographical stories, plus some songs, recorded on phonograph discs with Molly Sequoyah (mainly) and Will French. A small number of texts are written in the Cherokee syllabary as well. A second linguistic study by William Reyburn, conducted in Cherokee, N.C., consists of 1000+ pages of linguistic notes, transcriptions of recordings, and analyses, plus an extensive lexical file organized according to morpheme class. Reyburn's accompanying recordings are cataloged as Mss.Rec.16, "Cherokee materials gathered...on the Cherokee reservation at Cherokee, N.C.," listed separately in this guide.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Cherokee | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Cherokee | English
Date: 1928-1930
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 233 pages, 30 slips
Description: The Cherokee materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of 3 items, all found in Series I. These items are: "2-A: Cherokee-Iroquois notes"; "2-B: Notes on the Iroquois Connection of Cherokee," a draft essay on linguistic comparisons between Cherokee and "Iroquois" (specific Iroquoian language unclear); and "6: Comparative relative pronouns," a notebook containing word comparison tables with other Iroquoian languages.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)

Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Date: circa 1930
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 56 pages, 100 card slips, 1 box
Description: The Olbrechts papers contains three items focused on comparisons of Iroquoian languages, all located in Series I. The "Comparative relative pronouns" notebook contains word comparison tables with terms from Cherokee, Tuscarora, Mohawk, Oneida, Huron, Wyandot, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and "Pr." Two folders titled "Comparison of Iroquois languages" contains with comparative vocabulary, as does a large lexical file box with 1000+ slips.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)

Haudenosaunee | Oneida
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Oneida
Date: 1929-1930
Type:Text
Extent: 87 pages, 8 cards
Description: The Oneida materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of 3 items. Two items are found in Series I: "6: Comparative relative pronouns," a notebook containing word comparison tables with other Iroquoian languages; "8-A [and 8-B]: Oneida notebook," which includes 3 texts in Oneida, 2 with interlinear English translation. In Series II, see "9: Field notes, Tuscarora trip," which includes card slips with names of Mohawk, Tuscarora, Onondaga (at Ohsweken), Seneca, Wyandot, and Oneida consultants.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)

Haudenosaunee | Onondaga
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Dutch | English | Onondaga
Date: 1928-1930
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Description: The Onondaga materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of numerous items, primarily concentrated in "Series II: Onondaga." Noteworthy materials in this section include several voluminous notebooks (listed as items 2-4 in the series) containing Onondaga word and phrases lists and stories. For the notebooks that make up item 3, "Langauge and Grammar," pages 694-798 contain traditional names, with translations, organized according to clan and gender. Other items in this series include notes on midwinter ceremonies, as well as 3 boxes containing a lexical file of several thousand vocabulary slips derived from the content of the notebooks. In Series I, see Item "4: Handsome Lake materials," which includes several photograpsh of Onondaga people. Item 5, "Schoon Meer," includes one newspaper clipping on Chief Albert Schanandoah of the Onondaga, dated December 8, 1929. Item"6: Comparative relative pronouns," includes Onondaga vocabulary, as does item "10: Iroquoian languages lexical files." Finally, in Series III, see items 11 and 13.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)

Haudenosaunee | Seneca
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Dutch | English | Seneca
Date: 1929-1930
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 319 pages, 8 cards
Description: The Seneca materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of 6 items, found in different sections of the finding aid. In Series I, see items 6 and 7, which include Seneca vocabulary, some in charts comparing them to other Iroquoian languages. Item 9 in this series, "Seneca texts," contains 2 Seneca stories, with partial English interlinear translation. In Series II, item "2: Onondaga and Seneca notebook" includes 36 pages of notes in English on Seneca grammar, and item "9: Field notes, Tuscarora trip" includes Seneca words and phrases given by Peter Doctor. Finally, in Series III, item 14 partially includes texts in Seneca given by Avis Doxtater. See also item "10: Iroquoian languages lexical files," which includes comparative vocabulary of multiple Iroquoian languages.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)

Haudenosaunee | Tuscarora
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): Tuscarora
Date: 1928-1930
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Description: The Tuscarora materials in the Frans Olbrechts Papers consist of numerous materials, concentrated primarily in Series III of the finding aid. Especially noteworthy materials in this section include item "6: Texts," which includes 8 texts in Tuscarora with English interlinear translation. The beginning of each text contains page reference to location of notes derived from each respective text in item "9: Grammatical materials and relations," which runs over 1000 pages. Most of the other items in this section contain detailed analysis of various linguistic features of the Tuscarora language. Item "15: Tuscarora lexical file," consists of approximately 5000 word slips, many of which contain multiple forms and cross references. About 250 of these concern plant names. In Series II, see item "9: Field notes, Tuscarora trip." in Series I, see item 1-B and 6.
Collection: Frans M. Olbrechts papers (Mss.497.3.OL2)