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Dene | Navajo | Denesuline | Tsuut'ina
Alternate forms: Athabaskan, Athapascan
Language(s): English
Date: 1935; undated
Type:Text
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)

Apache, Chiricahua | Apache, Mescalero | Apache, Jicarilla | Dakelh | Galice | Hupa | Navajo | Tolowa | Tsetsaut | Tsuut'ina
Alternate forms: Carrier, Sarcee, Sarsi, Na:tini-xwe
Date: 1935; 1976
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two letters in the "Series I: Correspondence" section. A letter from Edward Sapir to Harry Hoijer, dated November 2, 1935, includes comparative data on verb forms in Dakelh ("Carrier"), Hupa, Tsetsaut, with some info on Tsuut'ina ("Sarsi"). A second letter, from Dorothy Hoijer to Whitfield Bell, includes brief identifying information on Harry Hoijer's Galice, Chiricahua, Mescalero, and Jicarilla consultants, plus a note on "Navaho Texts."
Collection: Harry Hoijer Collection (Mss.497.3.H68)

Cherokee | Apache | Caddo | Calusa | Ojibwe | Choctaw | Lenape | Gwich'in | Haudenosaunee | Inuit | Karankawa | Mattaponi | Meskwaki | Muscogee | Navajo | Onondaga | Pueblo | Seminole | Seneca | Shawnee | Oceti Sakowin | Slave | Timucua | Tuscarora | Tutelo | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Chippewa, Creek, Eskimo, Fox, Kuchin, Kutchin, Loucheux, Ojibwa, Ojibway, Mvskoke, Sauk, Huron, Wendat
Language(s): English
Date: 1939-1945; 1947-Circa 1961; 1951-1962;
Extent: Circa 350 volumes; 75 photographs; 75 newspaper clippings; 70 manuscripts
Description: This collection pertains principally to the Cherokees of North Carolina and Oklahoma and to their language, ethnography, folklore, archeology, history, music, etc. Includes Indian studies and correspondence by Gillespie, notes on Indian dances and linguistics, bibliographies, publications of the Archaeological Society of Brigham Young University, and newspaper clippings. Also comprised of materials on: Apache, Calusa, Chippewa, Choctaw, Delaware, Eskimo, Fox, Haudenosaunee, Karankawa, Gwich'in, Mattaponi, Muskogee, Navajo, Onondaga, Pueblo, Sauk, Seminole, Seneca, Shawnee, Sioux, Slave, Timucua, Tuscarora, Tutelo, and Wyandot. Contains: Gillespie, "A grammar of western dialect of Cherokee language of the Iroquoian family," 1949-1954 (131 pages); "Miscellaneous material on the Cherokee Indians and language"; "Miscellaneous items pertaining to the American Indian."
Collection: Miscellaneous items pertaining to the American Indian (Mss.497.3.G41)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Diné, Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1995
Extent: 1 cassette (DAT, 31 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Navajo conversation between two speakers recorded in Alburquerque, New Mexico in the summer of 1995. (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: Navajo Conversational Discourse (Mss.Rec.256)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1995
Genre: Poems | Stories
Extent: 3 sound tape reels (3 hr., 58 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Navajo language recordings made by Andrej A. Kibrik in Arizona in 1995. Consists of three stories told in Navajo, two retold in English, including discussion, and two poems read, translated, and discussed. Also includes elicitations focusing on coordinate constructions and adverbial clause constructions. (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: Navajo language recordings (Mss.Rec.235)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Diné, Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1993
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (1 hr., 11 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Navajo Vocabularies for vowel contrasts and tones recorded with 5 monolingual and 10 bilingual Navajo speakers. (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: Navajo language recordings (Mss.Rec.227)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1929-1930; 1932
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 18 notebooks (approximately 125 pages each), approximately 11,000 slips, 172 loose pages
Description: The Navajo materials in the ACLS collection include 3 items in the "Navajo" section of the finding. The largest of these is Sapir's "Navajo texts, field notes, and Vocabularies" which includes 17 notebooks of texts with interlinear translations and a word slip file derived from these texts that numbers around 11,000 slips. There is also Sapir's "List of Navaho stems," and Morris Swadesh's class notes based on Edward Sapir's lectures on the Navaho language, containing grammatical notes, texts with translation, 175-word vocabulary, and a brief descriptive essay. In the "Yana" section of the finding aid, see also Swadesh's "Yana and Navaho notes," containing class notes from Sapir's lectures on Yana, Navaho, with comparative Athapascan material. NOTE: Portions of this material may be restricted due to potential cultural sensitivity.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Navajo
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: circa 1938-1959 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 6 folders
Description: Five items relating to Navajo language and culture have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are all in Subcollection II. There is relevant correspondence with M. Dale Kinkade (regarding a comparative work on color and anatomical terms in Salish, Navajo, and English); Navajo material in a folder labeled "Athabascan (Chipewyan)" as well as a separate Navajo folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries II. Na-Dene; a Navajo story ("Coyote files with the Birds") in the Southwestern Indian Tales category in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries II: American Indian Tales for Children; Harry Tschopik's map of "Indian Languages in New Mexico, A.D. 1600" (1938) in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries V: American Indian Languages; and Beverly Hung Fincher's article "On the Phonemic Status of Navaho Stress" (1959) in Series IV. Works by Others. Note that a digital image of Tschopik's map is available through the APS's Digital Library.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Navajo
Language(s): Navajo | English
Date: 1976-2007
Type:Text
Extent: 4 folders
Description: Daythal Kendall discussed Navajo materials, at the American Philosophical Society and in private collections, with Meghan O'Donnel and Anthony Vitelli (Series 1) and possessed some Essays from the American Anthropological Association (Series 7).
Collection: Daythal L. Kendall Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.148)

Navajo
Alternate forms: Diné, Navaho
Language(s): English | Navajo
Date: 1926-1956; undated
Type:Text
Extent: 7 items
Description: Various materials relating to the study of Navajo language, including 11 notebooks of Navajo songs; 5 notebooks on the Navajo Night Chant in phonetic transcription, with notes in English on language and ceremony; Navajo conversations; Navajo stories; manuscript of Hoijer's Navajo lexicon published in the University of California Publications in Linguistics series (no. 78, 1974); notes on various aspects of Navajo grammar and phonology, with comparisons with other Athapascan languages and reconstructions for Proto-Athapascan; and notes and letters regarding Chic Sandoval's fieldwork on Navajo. Some materials may be restricted to due potential cultural sensitivity, and are noted as such in the guide to the collection.
Collection: Harry Hoijer Collection (Mss.497.3.H68)