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Alternate forms: Ahtena
Contributor: Billum, Douglas | Billum, Mary Anne | De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | George, Bacille | Jackson, Martha | Joe, Bill | Joe, Maggie | McClellan, Catharine | McKinley, Jim | Sanford, Kate | Sanford, Ralph | Stanfield, Fanny
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)
Contributor: Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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)
Alternate forms: Atna, Ahtena
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)
Culture: Anishinaabe | Cayuse | Klallam | Cree | Dakelh | Haida | Heiltsuk | Kalapuya | Klickitat | Ktunaxa | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwe | Secwepemc | 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
Language(s): Cayuse | Klallam | Cree, Plains | Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ) | Haida | Heiltsuk-Oowekyala | Kalapuya | Kutenai | Nez Perce | Nisga'a | Nuxalk | Ojibwa, Western | Okanagan | Secwepemc | Squamish | Tlingit | Walla Walla
Contributor: Black, Samuel | Dorion, Babtiste | Gardiner, Meredith | McKenzie, Benjamin | Ogden, Peter | Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851
Subject: Linguistics | Alaska--History | Washington (State)--History | Idaho--History | Oregon--History | British Columbia--History | Ontario--History | Saskatchewan--History
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)
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Contributor: Charley, Tenas | De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | Sanford, Frieda | Sanford, Mary | Sinyone, Jim
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)
Contributor: De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | Italio, Frank | Johnson, Annie | Johnson, Minnie | McClellan, Catharine | Reed, Jack | White, Charley | White, Jenny | Williams, Sarah
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)
Alternate forms: Alutiiq, Chugach
Contributor: Abraham, Olaf | Bremner, Helen | De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | Dick, Frank | Ellis, John | George, Annie | Italio, Frank | James, Sheldon | Johnson, Chester, Mrs. | Johnson, Minnie | McClellan, Catharine | Peterson, Clarence | Sampson, Blind | White, Charley | White, Maggy
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)
Date: 1900-1901, 1914, 1952, 1954
Contributor: De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Shotridge, Louis, 1882-1937 | Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
Extent: 272 pages; 4 volumes (approximately 500 pages each)
Description: The Tlingit materials in the ACLS collection are concentrated primarily in the "Tlingit" section of the finding aid. They include Frederica de Laguna's detailed notes related to her audio recordings made at Yakutat. (See collections Mss.Rec.19 and Mss.Rec.30, listed separately in this guide.) This section also includes Sapir's extensive "Comparative Na-Dene dictionary" and "Chilcat vocabulary." See also Swanton's Tlingit and Haida field notebooks from 1900-1901.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Date: November 22, 1941
Contributor: Kissell, Mary Lois
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter to Speck concerning connection between Tlingit patterns of design with those found in Asia.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)
Date: 1959-1960, 1969, 1991-1995
Contributor: Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Berman, Judith | Bessell, Nicola | Beynon, William, 1888-1958 | Gunther, Erna | Kan, Sergei | Thornton, Thomas F.
Extent: 842 pages
Description: The Tlingit materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 6 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Barbeau, Berman, Bessell, Gunther, Kan, and Thornton.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)