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Alternate forms: Bella Coola, Bellacoola
Language(s): English | German | Nuxalk
Date: 1937 and undated
Extent: approx. 150 pages, and 1 notebook
Description: The Nuxalk materials in the ACLS collection consist of items in multiple sections of the finding aid. In the "Bella Coola" section, there are Boas' working ethnographic notes with some linguistic information, with page references to other unidentified documents, and Newman's "grammatical summaries" giving analysis of different aspects of the Nuxalk language. In the "Chinook" section of the finding aid, Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat], Molala, and Masset," notebook 3 includes Nuxalk vocabulary and ethnographic notes, partially written in German shorthand. Finally, in the "Kwakiutl" section of the finding aid, Boas' "Kwakiutl ethnographic notes" (item 29) includes pencil sketches of Bella Coola houses, and Boas & Hunt's "Kwakiutl ethnographic materials" (item 31), includes an origin story of the "Naxalkem" (presumably Nuxalk), written in English by Hunt.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Nuxalk | Duwamish | Coeur d'Alene
Alternate forms: Bella Coola
Date: circa 1936-1950
Extent: 9 folders
Description: Several items relating to the Salishan languages have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Nearly all are located 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), Stanley Newman (mentioning his recent work on Bella Coola and comparative Salish), and Jay Ellis Ransom (his work on Salish languages, Duwamish, Aleut, Flathead) in Series I. Correspondence. Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VIII. Undetermined Phylum Affiliation. These materials are in folders labeled as follows: "Mosan" [Voegelin originally labeled this folder "Mosan = Salish + Wakashan + Chimakuan = Quileute"]; "Salish"; "Salish: Bella Coola (Nuxalk), Coeur d'Alene"; "Salish: Duwamish" [these materials are attributed to Jay Ellis Ransom and include texts in Salish and English, with linguistic analysis, recorded from Mrs. Julia Siddle on the Muckleshoot Reservation in 1936]; and "Salish problem." This last folder contains correspondence compiled by Voegelin revolving around the "Salish Problem," including letters from Morris Swadesh (on analysis of Salish material by Boas and James Teit in the ACLS collection), June Collins, Melville Jacobs. This folder also includes draft of a paper on Salish languages based upon the discussion in these letters. The final Salish item is located in Series IV. Works by Others and consists of Jay Ellis Ransom's "Pronomial System in Duwamish Salish" (1945). Researchers should also view the entries for specific Salishan languages.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)