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Ahtna | Eyak | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1958
Extent: 8 sound tape reels (7 hr., 31 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Ahtna songs and stories recorded in Copper Center, Alaska by Frederica de Laguna in 1958. Includes numerous interviews on autobiographical topics, explanations of Ahtna songs, sleep doctors, and traditional narratives. Also includes vocabulary related to kinship terms. Songs include potlatch songs, love songs, drinking songs, and songs of Tlingit origin. (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: Ahtna Songs and Texts Recorded at Copper Center, Alaska (Mss.Rec.31)

Haida | Tlingit
Language(s): English
Date: 1941
Type:Text
Genre: Notes
Extent: 7 leaves
Description: The Alaska materials, John Alden Mason Papers include notes regarding the description, history, and disposition of two totem poles from Sukkwan, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)

Tlingit
Language(s): English
Date: 1978-1979
Subject: Anthropology | Music
Type:Text
Extent: 14 items
Description: Fourteen letters between Frederica de Laguna and John Bierhorst, from April 7, 1978 to May 31, 1979, initially regarding a permission question, with additonal subsequent correspondence including de Laguna's reaction to a review of Under Mount Saint Elias, reference to her travel plans, offering comments on Yakutat Tlingit informants and Yakutat music, and mention of Franz Boas, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Ruth Benedict, David McAllister, and Alan Lomax. Includes copies of obituaries (in 2004) for de Laguna and the program for her memorial service at Bryn Mawr College.
Collection: Correspondence between Frederica de Laguna and John Bierhorst (Mss.SMs.Coll.22)

Ahtna | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Atna, Ahtena
Language(s): English | Ahtna | Tlingit
Date: 1949-1960
Extent: 6 reels
Description: These field notes, compiled by de Laguna and Catherine McClellan, include archaeological investigations, transcripts of interviews with community members and sketches. Tlingit material recorded at Yakutat, Angoon, Carcross, and Teslin, with small amount at Atlin; Ahtna material recorded at Chitina, Copper Center, and Chistochina.
Collection: Field notes on the ethnology of the Tlingit and Copper River Atna (Mss.Film.1127)

Anishinaabe | Cayuse | Klallam | Cree | Dakelh | Haida | Heiltsuk | Kalapuya | Klickitat | Ktunaxa | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwe | Secwépemc | Squamish | Syilx | Tlingit | Walla Walla
Alternate forms: Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Carrier, Haíɫzaqv, Kootenai, Kootenay, Kutenai, Nehiyaw, Okanagan, Okanagon, Saulteaux, Shuswap, Skwxwú7mesh, Clallam, S'Klallam, nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm, Niska, Nishga, Nisgha
Date: 1834-1836
Type:Text
Genre: Notebooks
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: This collection contains two manuscript volumes collected by the naturalist John Kirk Townsend, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. The first volume contains a collection of multiple comparative vocabulary lists of languages of modern-day Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska, obtained by dictation from native speakers, people of mixed ancestry, and traders of the Hudson's Bay Company. Languages included are: "Okanagan" (N̓səl̓xcin), "Attnaha" or "Shoushwap" (Secwepemctsin), "Walla Walla (Sahaptin), "Squalyamish" (Squamish / Sḵwx̱wú7mesh ?), "Nooselalum" (Klallam / nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm), "Haeeltzuk" (Heiltsuk), "Billichoola" (Nuxalk), "Nass" (Nisga'a), "Haidah" (Haida), "Tongaase" (Tlingit, possibly inland variety), Nez Perce, Chinook [Jargon], "Carrier or Takelhé" (Dakelh), "Kayouse" (Cayuse), and "Kootenai" (Ktunaxa). The second volume is a collection of vocabulary lists of 19 Indigenous languages, primarily of the Pacific Northwest, re-copied from earlier notes in an orderly fashion with an index and additional introductory information on the area where each language is spoken and the source of the vocabulary. 15 of the vocabularies are re-copied out from the first volume in this collection. This volume includes the languages listed for that volume, plus Cree (possibly Plains Cree), "Kalapooyah" (Kalapuya), Klikatat (Sahaptin or Yakama), and "Seauteux" (Western Ojibwa/Ojibwe).
Collection: John Kirk Townsend Indian vocabularies collection (Mss.497.3.T66)

Ahtna | Tutchone, Northern | Tanacross | Tlingit | Tanana, Upper
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1960
Extent: 9 sound tape reels (6 hr., 22 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made in Chistochina and Copper Center, Alaska in 1960. Includes potlatch songs, love songs, Christmas tree songs, sorry songs, dance songs, and others. Some songs Yakutat Tlingit, Upper Tanana, or Tanacross. Also includes some Ahtna vocabulary. (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: Materials Recorded at Copper Center and Chistochina, Alaska (Mss.Rec.41)

Haida | Tlingit
Language(s): English | Haida | Tlingit
Date: Undated
Type:Text
Extent: 4 volumes (approximately 500 pages each)
Description: The Na-Dene materials in the ACLS collection consist of a 4 volume Comparative Na-Dene dictionary by Edward Sapir, found in the "Athapaskan" section of the finding aid. Volumes 1, 3, and 4 are comparative Na-Dene with provision for various Athabaskan languages and dialects, Haida, and Tlingit. Volume 2 is comparative Sino-Tibetan-Na-Dene with provision for entries in Sino-Tibetan languages, Dene, Haida, and Tlingit. Most pages in all volumes have only a few entries. Other Tlingit, Haida, and Dene materials in the ACLS collection are listed separately in this guide.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Tlingit
Language(s): English | Eyak | Tlingit
Date: 1952
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 7 sound tape reels (4 hr., 9 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recorded by Frederica de Laguna in the field at Yakutat, Alaska in 1952. Contains various types of Tlingit songs, including mourning songs, drinking songs, love songs, personal songs, and 3 Dene songs, most likely Southern Tutchone. Includes Raven and other stories with some translations. (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: Recordings at Yakutat, Alaska (Mss.Rec.19)

Gitxsan | Nlaka'pamux | Nuu-chah-nulth | St'at'imc | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Gitksan, Interior Salish, Lillooet, Nootka, Thompson
Date: 1993-1996
Extent: 4 audiocassettes (3 hr., 26 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic field recordings in Vancouver, Lillooet, and Victoria, British Columbia, and Seattle. Elicitation of lexical items in five languages (St'at'imcets, Nlaka'pamuctsin, Gitxsan, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Tlingit) to record consonant-vowel interaction and unusual consonant types. (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: The Phonetics of Interior Salish (Mss.Rec.253)

Ahtna | Haida | Sugpiaq | Tlingit | Tutchone, Southern
Alternate forms: Alutiiq, Chugach
Date: 1954
Extent: 10 sound tape reels (9 hr., 3 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Tlingit recordings made in Yakutat, Alaska (Tapes 1-7); Ahtna recordings made at Chitina, Tazlina, and Chistochina (Tape 8 - Tape 10, track 22); Southern Tutchone recordings made at Klukshu, Yukon Territory (Tape 10, tracks 23-31). Includes personal songs, mourning songs, drinking songs, love songs, shaman songs, and children's songs. Recordings from Yakutat called "Aleut" are of Sugpiaq Chugachmiut origin. Collection formerly titled "Tlingit and Yakutat songs." Renamed in October 2019 to clarify presence of recordings from other communities. (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: Tlingit, Ahtna, and Southern Tutchone recordings (Mss.Rec.30)