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Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Dënesųłiné, Na:tini-xwe
Contributor: Li, Fanggui | Mandeville, François | Ferrier, Baptiste | Thompson, Laurence C. | Thompson, M. Terry
Genre: Notebooks | Field notes | Vocabularies | Transcriptions | Stories | Interviews | Oral histories
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)
Contributor: Goddard, Pliny Earle, 1869-1928
Extent: 2 notebooks
Description: The Mattole materials in the ACLS collection consist of 2 notebooks in the "Mattole" section of the finding aid. These notebooks, recorded by Goddard in 1907, includes a detailed account in English of an Indian's explanation of topographical features connected with a Mattole settlement, a survey of Bear River sites, October 1907, and Mattole texts with interlinear translation. Also includes Vocabularies.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Extent: 3 letters
Description: Currently, the only Mattole-related letters identified in this collection are 3 letters to and from Alfred Kroeber from July 23, December 4, and December 5, 1928. 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. The largest correspondence is that of George Hunt, which took place from 1894-1933 and runs around 1000 pages. A full index for this correspondence is available upon request, and includes cross references to the locations (in other APS collections) of fieldwork and other materials referred to in the letters. Other correspondences primarily about Kwakwaka'wakw matters are that of the Cadwalladers, Dan Cranmer, John Fillmore (concerning the transcription of Boas' cylinder recordings of Kwakiutl songs), Alfred I. Hall, and C. J. Nowell. 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)
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas' Mattole materials appear to be derived from work by Fang-Luei Li. They consist of two lexical slip files, one of which has the “Bear River” variety distinct from Mattole (Series 9), historical linguistics exercises for students at the University of California, and phonology examples and notes with several Dene languages, both in Series 2.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)