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Hopi | Tohono O'odham | Nahua | Zuni
Alternate forms: Papago, Aztec
Date: 1975-1977 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 25 folders
Description: There are several items relating to the Hopi language in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Items are located in both Subcollection I and Subcollection II. In Subcollection I, there is relevant correspondence with Kenneth L. Hale (regarding passivity, clowning, and comparisons to Papago [Tohono O'odham] and Walbiri) and Dennis Tedlock (regarding Tedlock's Zuni consultants' dealings with Hopi) in Series I. Correspondence; a "Papago and Hopi" file in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries III-B: Works Authored by Voegelin; and 6 folders of Hopi material (mostly consisting of handwritten linguistic notes in pencil) in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes. In Subcollection II, there is Hopi-related correspondence with Francis X. Grolling, S.J. (brief note mentioning two-hearted people and kachinas), Kenneth Hale (regarding Voegelin's Hopi research), Jerome Kirk (Voegelin mentions that his Hopi consultants prefer to use English directional terms), Ekkehart Malotki (regarding Hopi fieldwork and language), Joel M. Maring (regarding Eastern and Western Keresan and Hopi parallels), Raven I. McDavid, Jr. (brief note mentioning his enjoyment of Hopi fieldwork), Alice Schlegel (regarding teasing/humor), Morris Swadesh (mentions Charles Loloma), Unidentified (miscellaneous Hopi linguistic notes), and Gary Witherspoon (the world view problem, work of LaVerne Masayesva at MIT) in Series I. Correspondence. Also in Subcollection II, there is Hopi-Tewa material in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VII. Kiowa-Tanoan; and two Hopi-related files in Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi. These include a general "Hopi" folder and another folder of Edward A. Kennard's Hopi Texts, consisting of 5 typewritten texts in Hopi and English accompanied by two letters, Kennard to Voegelin, 1976-1977. There is also a copy of C. F. and F. M. Voegelin's "Hopi Number in Respect to Idiosyncracy" in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries I: General works; Helmut Gipper's "The conception of time and space in Hopi: Some necessary corrections to the views of B.L. Whorf" in Series IV. Works by Others; and a file for Tetelcingo Nahuatl (with Hopi comparison) in Series V. Card Files.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Kwakwaka'wakw
Alternate forms: Kwakiutl
Language(s): English | Kwak'wala
Date: circa 1947-1950 and undated
Type:Text
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)

Shawnee
Language(s): English | Shawnee | Miami-Illinois
Date: circa 1925-1967
Extent: 95 folders, 12 boxes, 1 reel
Description: There is a significant amount of Shawnee material in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Materials are in both Subcollection I and Subcollection II. In Subcollection I, there are 4 boxes of Shawnee note cards (mostly vocabulary) and 2 folders of document notes (mostly linguistic notes, regarding transitive verbs, stems, phonology, etc.) in Series II. Card Files. Subseries III-A: Works Translated by Voegelin of Series III. Works by Voegelin contains two Shawnee texts that were translated and/or linguistically analyzed by Voegelin and which served as the basis of publications by Voegelin in the early 1950s: "Shawnee Episodes" (5 folders) and "Shawnee Laws" (44 folders of material) [see the finding aid for detailed descriptions of these materials]. Subseries III-B: Works Authored by Voegelin (also of Series III) contains files labeled "Basic Shawnee" and "Shawnee Morphology." There is a folder of linguistic notes (including a story in English) in "[Shawnee?]" and a list of tribal names in "Shawnee" in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A. Language Names. There is a file of "Unique Shawnee Texts" containing Mary Williams' responses to "English Through Pictures" in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-B: Texts. There are 37 Shawnee notebooks in Series VI. Notebooks. The notebooks date to 1934 and primarily contain texts, including many about the life of a consultant identified as F. D., "the way it used to be," and the way life was more recently in 1934 in Oklahoma. Most of the notebooks are accompanied by handwritten notes and typescripts of transcriptions in Shawnee and translations in English. Shawnee is also represented on the language maps created for Voegelin's publications on Algonquian languages in Series VII. Photographs, and there is a reel of Shawnee audio recording (a reading of the transcript of "Shawnee Laws") in Series VIII. Recordings [This item has been digitized and is available through the APS Digital Library]. In Subcollection II, there is relevant correspondence with Leonard Bloomfield (regarding Shawnee work with Mary Williams) in Series I. Correspondence; 2 folders of Shawnee grammatical notes made by working with Mary Williams, a folder of miscellaneous Shawnee notes, and 2 folders of Shawnee texts (26 texts in Shawnee and English, and additional material) in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries III. Macro-Algonquian; and 8 boxes of Shawnee linguistic materials in Series V. Card Files.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Southern Paiute | Paiute
Date: 1959-1962 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 18 folders
Description: Several items relating to the Southern Paiute language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. In Subcollection I, there is a typed invitation in Paiute and English from Vivian Jake and Florence Voegelin inviting friends to dinner after "the Navaho Show" in Series I. Correspondence; five "Paiute, Southern" folders dating to 1959-1961 and containing field notes made with Vivian Jake (along with references to associated tapes/reels throughout, and genealogical information in #4) in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes; and four unbound Southern Paiute texts in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-B: Texts. In Subcollection II, there is a letter to Vernon E. Jake, Chairman of the Kaibab Paiute Tribal Council, regarding a proposed language speaker census (with particular interest in discerning how well children really know the language) in Series I. Correspondence; and a Southern Paiute folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi. Finally, Southern Paiute is also one of the languages Voegelin considered in a grammatical analysis of Uto-Aztecan languages. Drafts of seven chapters of this work can be found in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries III: Uto-Aztecan book.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)