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Alternate forms: Papago, Tarascan, Tarasco
Language(s): English
Date: 1913-1966;
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)

Nahua
Alternate forms: Aztec
Date: 1605, 1649, 1970-1979
Type:Text
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)

Nahua
Alternate forms: Aztec
Date: 1944-1969 and undated
Type:Text
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)