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Alternate forms: Mexicanero
Contributor: Ziehm, Elsa, 1911-1993
Extent: 140 pages
Description: This item is the typescript of linguist and ethnomusicologist Else Ziehm's manuscript of "Grammatik und Vokabular der Nahua-Sprache von San Pedro Jicora [San Pedro de Jícaras] in Durango," announced by the Berlin publishing firm of Gebrüder Mann as a forthcoming title for 1980-1981, but never finished. This typescript includes emendations of the manuscript, but does not include the vocabulary.
Collection: Grammatik und Vokabular der Nahua-Sprache von San Pedro Jícora in Durango (Mss.497.43.Z65)
Alternate forms: Papago, Aztec
Date: 1975-1977 and undated
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986 | Gipper, Helmut | Voegelin, F. M. (Florence Marie), 1927-1989 | Maring, Joel M. | Grollig, Francis Xavier, 1922- | Malotki, Ekkehart | McDavid, Raven Ioor | Schlegel, Alice | Witherspoon, Gary | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Kennard, Edward A. (Edward Allan), 1907-1989 | Hale, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Locke), 1934-2001 | Tedlock, Dennis, 1939-2016
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)
Date: circa 1925-1967
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986 | Turner, Glen D. | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Wonderly, William L. | Lyman, Larry | Croft, Kenneth
Extent: 7 folders
Description: There are many items relating to Mexican languages in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. This entry is intended as a catch-all for materials that cover Mexican (and to some extent, Central American) languages in general. Researchers should also view the entries for specific languages (i.e., Nahuatl, Zoque, etc.) and for South America, under which Voegelin often filed Mexican and Central American materials. In Subcollection I, there is relevant correspondence with Glen Turner and William L. Wonderly in Series I. Correspondence; William L. Wonderly's "List of Central American Indian Languages" and Larry Lyman's "The Verb Syntagmemes of Choapan Zapotec" in Series IV. Works by Others"; and a folder on South American and Other Latin American Languages (which includes Central America and Mexico) in file in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes. In Subcollection II, there is relevant correspondence with Kenneth Croft (regarding American Indian language work in Mexico and Croft's progress with Nahuatl) and Morris Swadesh (his collection of Uto-Aztecan language materials, including many from Mexico) in Series I. Correspondence.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Culture: Wichí | Tohono O'odham | Tepecano | Nahua | Huastec | Karankawa | Otomi | Mazahua | Matlatzinca | Pame | Chichimeca | Cuitlatec | Mazatec | Popoluca | Cuicatec | Amuzgo | Zapotec | Chatino | Chinantec | Purépecha | Tlapanec
Alternate forms: Papago, Tarascan, Tarasco
Contributor: Brugge, David M. | Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 | León, Nicolás, 1859-1929 | Weitlaner, Robert J., 1883-1968 | Howard, Agnes McClain | Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 | Vaillant, George Clapp, 1901-1945
Subject: Mexico--History | Archaeology | Mexico--Antiquities | Kinship | Linguistics | Architecture | Politics and government | Material culture | Architecture | Botany | Migrations | Pottery
Genre: Reports | Essays | Notes | Photographs | Correspondence | Grammars | Vocabularies | Field notes
Extent: 165 pages; Circa 300 items;
Description: The Mexico materials, John Alden Mason Papers include a log of a trip to Sonora, itinerary of pack trip from Yecora to Maicoba; lists of photographs; journal. Archaological materials: report on archaeological sites near Rancho Guiracoba, Sonora, Mexico with report on surface collections at six sites in southern Sonora. Notes on the Northern Extension of the Chalchihuites Culture, written for the Mexican Historical Congress, Zacatecas. Slayton Creek Excavation, regarding Mexico; the Papago [Tohono O'odham]; a dig at Slayton Creek, Delaware. Regarding archaeological, ethnological, and linguistic work in Mexico; genetic classification of languages of Central America and Mexico. Regarding internal strife in local (Durango) Indian tribe (including murders); archaeology in Durango; collection of specimens of material culture; work at Schroeder pyramid; cliff dwellings near Mezquital. Mentions Alex Krieger. Cave investigations in Durango and Coahuila, report on search conducted with Robert H. Merrill for traces of early man, particularly on the Folsom horizon. Written for Weitlaner volume. Includes description of three varieties of Cucurbita moschata; evidence in conflict with the theory that Cucurbita moschata was introduced into southern Arizona in late prehistoric or early historic times from the north and east. Regarding Maya pottery; Piedras Negras, Guatemala; archaeological work in Mexico and Guatemala; the University Museum (University of Pennsylvania); Vaillant's obituary. Includes correspondence between Mason and Sue Vaillant (Mrs. George C.) and between Mason and Charles Marius Barbeau. Linguistic materials: a list entitled, "Familias linguisticas de Mexico-idiomas y dialectos a ellas pertencientes," with the families with subdivisions: for Museo nacional de arqueologia, historia y etnologia, Anales. Includes lexical items in the various languages--Hokan, Oto-Manguren, Uto-Aztecan, and Maya-- arranged in columns; Spanish glosses. Regarding Mason's Subtiaba-Hokan-Caduveo-Mataco comparative vocabulary. Kroeber is not much impressed with the possible resemblances in Mason's list (included). Mexican linguistics, comparative vocabularies, etc., includes short comparative vocabularies for Comecrudo, Papago-Tepecano, Nahua, Huaxtec, Choctaw, Coahuiltec, Karankawa, Torkana, Atakapa, Chitimacha, Tunica; notes on Sapir's classification; other miscellaneous notes. Comparative vocabulary, includes letter from Frederick Johnson to John Alden Mason; comparative vocabulary which is number-keyed to a list of twenty-two languages and arranged in columns headed by Spanish glosses. Words lacking in some languages for almost all items. Languages include Otomi, Mazahua, Matlatzinca, Ocuiltec, Pame, Chichimeca, Cuitlateco, Mazatec, Popoluca, Chochotec (Tlapanec), Ichcateco, Trique, Chiapanec, Manque, Mixtec, Cuicatec, Amuzgo, Zapotec, Chatino, Chinantec, Tarasco, and Tlapanec. Scholarly materials: two versions of a paper, entitled, "Los Cuatro Grandes Filones Linguisticos de Mexico y Centroamerica," for the International Congress of Americanists, August 1939, Mexico. Photographs: Unidentified photographs showing people, dwellings, terrain, etc. Images of temples, excavations, crypts, jade work, etc. Includes a photograph of John Alden Mason and Burton W. Bascom from Palenque. Entire series of photographs from the Mason papers. The bulk of the images are from Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, etc.). Also 3 contact sheets of images from Peru. From the Durango expedition, a list of photographs; "Informes hacera de la Sierro de la Candela:" notes from Tarayre, pages 184-185; "Ruins of an agricultural colony near Zape"; possible routes of migration into Mexico; Everardo Gamiz "La Raza Pigmea," Durango, April 1934; an incomplete set of numbered photos enumerated in above list (all duplicates from museum set). A linguistic realignment north of Mexico, which gives six phyla, one "broken phylum," and two uncertain languages (for presentation at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, 1940) and a detailed outline of five phyla plus several unaffiliated languages.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)
Alternate forms: Aztec
Date: 1912-1924, 1928, 1930, 1940, 1949-1950, 1953
Contributor: Barlow, R. H. (Robert Hayward), 1918-1951 | Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Croft, Kenneth | Gonsales, Milesio | Haeberlin, Herman Karl, 1890-1918 | Jiménez Quispe, Luz | Leon, Adrian F. | Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 | Ripley, June E. | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Siméon, Rémi, 1827- | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Tapia, Lucio | Whorf, Benjamin Lee, 1897-1941
Extent: 359 pages, Circa 750 slips, 1 notebook (314 pages), 1 volume (168 pages)
Description: The Nahua materials in the ACLS collection consist of numerous items in the "Nahuatl" section of the finding aid, which contains a full listing. Prominent materials include texts recorded by Boas from Milpa Alta speakers, including Doña Luz Jiménez, in 1912 (item U7b.4). There are also additional texts, recorded by Miguel Barrios Espinosa in 1950 San Juan Tlilhuacan, Delegacion de Azcapotzales, Mexico City (item U7b.9). Mason (and possibly also Boas') "Nahuatl vocabulary" (item U7b.3) contains 750+ word slips based upon work by Simeón and Mason. "Vocabularies Nawatl" (item U7b.12) by Leon and Swadesh consists of vocabulary of 3 Nahuatl dialects (identified as Telina, Ilamalan, and San Pedro [Atocpan?]) based on field work in 1939 with 4 speakers. There are additional grammatical studies and linguistic treatments by Whorf, Barlow, Croft, and Ripley. Some Nahuatl vocabulary can also be found in comparative Uto-Aztecan materials in the "Uto-Aztecan" section of the finding aid.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Nahua materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist one folder, "Spanish Element in Modern Nahuatl," containing a draft article.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)
Alternate forms: Aztec
Language(s): English | Nahuatl, Highland Puebla | Nahuatl, Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla | Spanish | Nahuatl, Northern Puebla
Date: 1605, 1649, 1970-1979
Extent: 1101 pages
Description: The Nahua materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 8 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed Campbell, Higgins, Knab, and Nutini.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Contributor: Winship, George Parker, 1871-1952 | Brinton, Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison), 1837-1899 | Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 | Saville, Marshall H. (Marshall Howard), 1867-1935
Extent: 5 items
Description: Correspondence relating to Nahuatl materials at the American Philosophical Society. Topics include the linguistic work of James C. Pilling, which Winship was completing; Rincon ["Arte mexicana" (1595)]; Phillips' translation of a Nahuatl-Spanish text and another manuscript for the Proceedings [See also Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 21 (1883): 616-651]; Culin's paper on the Montezuma Tribute Roll; and the relationship of Philadelphia fragments to manuscripts in Berlin [see Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 17: 53-61]. Other individuals mentioned include Eduard Seler and Isaac Minis Hays.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Archives (APS.Archives)
Alternate forms: Aztec
Language(s): English | Nahuatl (macrolanguage) | Nahuatl, Highland Puebla | Nahuatl, Tetelcingo | Nahuatl, Western Huasteca
Date: 1944-1969 and undated
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986 | Croft, Kenneth | McKinlay, Archibald | Turner, Glen D. | García de León, Antonio
Extent: 17 folders, 1 box
Description: Several items relating to the Nahuatl language of the Nahua (Aztec) culture have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are mostly in Subcollection II. However, there is also relevant correspondence with Glen Turner in Subcollection I, Series I. Correspondence. Materials in Subcollection II include relevant correspondence with Kenneth Croft (regarding Croft's Nahuatl fieldwork in Mexico) and Antonio Garcia de Leon (a brief note in Spanish on Nahua work) in Series I. Correspondence; "Nahuatl" and "Zacapoaxtlateco (Nahuatl)" folders in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi. Nahuatl 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. There are five items in Series IV. Works by Others: Kenneth Croft's "Matlapa Nahuatl: Morpheme Shapes and Affix List," "Matlapa and Classical Nahuatl with Comparative Notes on the Two Dialects" (1953), and "Phonemics and Morphemics of Matlapa Nahuatl: With a Critical Bibliography Covering Six Decades of Nahuatl Linguistics" (1951); and Archibald McKinlay's "The Phonemes of Northern Puebla Aztec" (1944) and "The Tense-Aspect System of the Aztec of Northern Puebla." McKinlay's language community has been identified as Barrio de Xalacapan, Municipio de Zacapoaxtla, Puebla, Mexico. These are part of his report for Summer Institute of Linguistics, and include a cover letter from McKinlay to Voegelin. Finally, there is a box of Tetelcingo Nahuatl material (with Hopi comparison) containing 171 comparative vocabulary slips in Series V. Card Files.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Description: The Nahuatl materials in the Lounsbury Papers include a field notebook and photocopies from dictionaries in Series II, such as fieldnotes from John Grady in 1965 recorded in Puebla. This can be found in the "Uto-Aztecan" section of Series II. The correspondence, in Series I, includes Howard Law's notes on kinship system of a Nahuatl dialect of southern Veracruz, Mexico, Norman McQuown's notes on classical Nahuatl.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)