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Dene | Navajo | Denesuline | Tsuut'ina
Alternate forms: Athabaskan, Athapascan
Language(s): English
Date: 1935; undated
Extent: 3 items
Description: Items relating to the study of Dene languages, including a letter from Sapir to Hoijer regarding comparative Athapascan linguistics and two items composed of Hoijer's notes and writings on the subject. One is his 27-page "Comparative Athapascan Affixes," including charts of comparative data taken from 33 Athapascan languages and dialects (with English glosses). The other consists of about 300 handwritten slips on Comparative Athapascan with comparative lexical data described as Sarsi, Chipewyan, and Navajo, alphabetically arranged, according to the English gloss.
Collection: Harry Hoijer Collection (Mss.497.3.H68)

Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Dënesųłiné
Date: circa 1950
Extent: 2 folder
Description: Two items relating to the Denesuline language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. One is in Subcollection I, Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-C: Other, and consists of notes in both English and French on the Dene alphabet and syllabary in a folder labeled "Inscribed Stone and Syllabary Material. The other is in Subcollection II, Series II. Research Notes, Subseries II. Na-Dene, and consists of a folder labeled "Athabascan (Chipewyan)." Its contents primarily concern Denesuline ("Chipewyan,") with briefer mentions of Apachean, Navajo, Hupa, Okanagan, Carrier, Chilcotin, Sekani, Dane-zaa ("Beaver,") and Tsuut'ina ("Sarcee"). It also includes correspondence with Harry Hoijer, 1950.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Dënesųłiné
Language(s): English
Date: 1912-1913, 1931
Extent: 1 folder, 5 photographs
Description: The Denesuline materials in the Frank G. Speck Papers consists of one folder of correspondence from A. Irving Hallowell describing field work to visit Cold Lake, Alberta. This is item II(2F3) in Subcollection I, Series I. In Series III, there are 5 "Chipewyan" photographs from 1912-1913.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)

Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Dënesųłiné
Date: 1950s
Extent: 9 min. : DIGITIZED
Description: The Denesuline materials in the Ilse Lehiste Papers consist of one audio recording: an "Elicitation of Dene numbers and phrases used in medical history interview," recorded in Uranium City in the 1950s with speaker Angeline McDonald. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Ilse Lehiste papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.62)

Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Dënesųłiné
Date: ca.1933-1981, bulk 1960s
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas documented a small amount of Chipewyan in a field notebook in 1967, found in Series 2 Subseries ‘Multiple Languages'. Besides this, the most significant materials are several comparative and standalone lexical slip files, amounting to considerably over 1000 slips, in Series 9, and correspondence with several authors, particularly Eung-Do Cook, in Series 1.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Denesuline | Mattole | Hupa
Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Dënesųłiné, Na:tini-xwe
Date: 1928-1982
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Description: The heart of the Fanggui Li Collection is comprised of ten notebooks kept by the linguist Fanggui (Fang-Kuei) Li relating to his research on the Denesuline "Chipewyan" language in 1928. Recorded in the field, these texts consist of phonetic transcriptions of stories elicited from François Mandeville in Denesuline, and, in one instance, Baptiste Ferrier) in July 1928, with interlinear English translations. The topics of these stories include myths, folklore, and tribal history as well as activities like fishing, tanning a moose hide, or making a canoe. The balance of the collection consists of an extensive slipfile for Denesuline language, and two audio cassettes of oral history interviews conducted by Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson in 1982, concerning Li's memories of Edward Sapir and other colleagues in linguistics. Interview topics include Li's early education, experience at the University of Chicago, Leonard Bloomfield, Edward Sapir's influence on his course of study, Li's fieldwork on the Mattole language in Northern California in the late 1920s, discrimination against Chinese in that region at that time, Li's work with Sapir on the Hupa reservation, and various aspects of linguistic methodology of the times, including recording with wax cylinders. See the finding aid for more information, including more details on the contents of each notebook and the two audio cassettes, and for related material.
Collection: Fanggui Li Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.119)

Denesuline | Hopi | Navajo | Ojibwe | Seminole | Tohono O'odham
Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Pima, Papago, Dënesųłiné
Language(s): English
Date: 1964-1984
Extent: 7 folders
Description: The North American materials in the James V. Neel papers consists materials related to Neel's genetics and populations studies among some indigenous people in the Southwest and Great Lakes region. The bulk of these materials are found in "Series IIa: Amerindian," "Series IIIa: Amerindian," and "Series IV: Committees." These materials can be located most quickly by doing a keyword search in the aid for the culture terms listed above.
Collection: James V. Neel Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.96)