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Nahua | Totonac | Yaqui
Alternate forms: Hiaki, Yoeme
Date: 1949
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (42 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Nahuatl Texts, recorded on phonograph discs by Robert Barlow circa 1949, in Milpa Alta, Mexico. Stories given entirely in untranslated Nahuatl, with the exception of two stories given in Spanish. Almost all stories are given by Luz Jimenez. The identifiable texts include a story about the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday and the mountain Popocatepetl. Also includes one Yaqui song and one text that may be in a Totonac language. There is occasional prominent cracking and hissing background noise on the recording. (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: Nahuatl texts (Mss.Rec.6)

Pima Bajo | Yaqui | Tepehuan | Navajo
Alternate forms: Hiaki, Yoeme
Date: 1953-1965
Extent: 12 items
Description: Materials relating to Pima Bajo language and culture. Most items are attributed to David M. Brugge, though some include notes or comments by John Alden Mason. Materials include 10 pages of Lower Pima [Pima Bajo] notes, part of Brugge's contribution to an article co-authored with Mason; 85 pages of notes, drafts, letters, etc. relating to the same article, including bibliographic items and a linguistic map of northwestern Mexico; a file of correspondence, draft reports on, and expenses for a 1953 Nevome [aka Lower Pima, Pima Bajo] or Lower Pima Expedition, a research trip to Sonora, Mexico (correspondents include Dale S. King, James McConnell, Edward H. Spicer, Fernando Pesqueira, David Lopez Molina, Robert J. Weitlaner, John E. Heimnick, and Robert J. Drake); 13 pages of Nevome [Pima Bajo] Vocabularies, with notes from three informants at Santa Ana rancheria near Onavas, Sonora; 2 pages of Nevome [Pima Bajo] grammatical notes, primarily a listing of locative particles and adverbs, from an unspecified source; circa 1,000 cards of Pima Bajo linguistics notes (alphabetically arranged), most with English translation and some keyed to informant, along with three letters between Brugge and Mason discussing the language and Brugge's work; 25 pages of notes on Yaqui and Northern Tepehuan recordings to be sent to Indiana University, including the contents of Southern Tepehuan recordings (in hand of John Alden Mason), two Pima Bajo texts, Spanish translations for four texts, and a phonetic key for Pima Bajo; and Brugge's "History of the Pima Bajo of the mountains" (1960) a ten-page essay discussing information from historical and archaeological sources regarding the Pima in the villages of Yecora and Maicoba, Sonora, and Yepachic and Moris, Chihuahua. Three items, all written from Gallup, New Mexico, are described as "Brugge-Annon trip to Sonora-Log, itinerary, list of photos, journal. Letter to John Alden Mason." Dated February 1956, #4670 gives identification for two photographs showing pottery and baskets and for two showing terrain near Rancho Los Tepalcates; #4671 (March 1956) gives information about baskets shown in four photos (two photos lacking); and #4672 (June 1958) concerns mistreatment of Maicoba Pimas by whites, i.e., the taking of land, cattle, church offerings, etc. A Brugge-Annon trip is also mentioned in #4668, Brugge's correspondence with Mason 1955-1960, which totals 175 pages and concerns Brugge's work on Pima Bajo and Navajo; problems arising from mistreatment of Maicoba Pimas by whites; log, itinerary, list of photographs, and journal of Brugge-Annon trip to Sonora; correspondence with the Wenner-Grenn Foundation and Paul Fejos; and an essay on distribution, religion, fiestas, social structure, economy, houses and furnishings, handicrafts, etc., of the Pima Bajo.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)

Aztec | Huichol | Nahua | Tarahumara | Tepecano | Tepehuan | Tohono O'odham | Yaqui | Mayo | Akimel O'odham | Ute | Paiute | Hupa | Maya | Cora
Alternate forms: Cahita, Papago, Pima, Hiaki, Yoeme, Na:tini-xwe
Date: 1914-1962
Type:Text
Extent: 21 items
Description: Materials relating to John Alden Mason's interest and research in Uto-Aztecan languages and cultures. Items include notes and letters on Uto-Aztecan historical Mason's "Some initial phones and combinations in Utaztecan stems," an abstract and full text of a paper delivered at the Philadelphia meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1951); unattributed corresondence discussing that 1951 paper; Mason's correspondence with Edward Sapir regarding Mason's work on the Tepehuan, Papago [Tohono O'odham], Sonoran and Yaqui languages, Sapir's work on Paiute and Hupa, and mentioning Boas, Rivet, Speck, Spier, and Whorf; earlier correspondence with Sapir relaying Tepehuan, Tepecano, Papago [Tohono O'odham], and Nahua examples, data from Mason for Sapir's use in Uto-Aztecan comparative work, Sapir's comments on Mason's data and analysis, and Sapir's views on Uto-Aztecan historical Mason's corresondence with Ruth Benedict regarding work on Papago [Tohono O'odham], Pima, and Yaqui languages, an honorarium for Franz Boas, and Ruth Underhill's Papago Rites and ceremonies; correspondence with George Herzog regarding Tepehuan music and language, Pima-Papago language, and mentioning Franz Boas, Gene Weltfish, Edward Sapir, Ruth Underhill, Frank G. Speck, and others; correspondence with David H. Kelley regarding comparison of Polynesian and Uto-Aztecan languages (Kelly's dissertation); part of Kelley's Harvard University doctoral dissertation regarding the borrowing of Uto-Aztecan words into Polynesian; Benjamin Lee Whorf on Uto-Aztecan languages, including a table of relationships and a photo reproduction of Whorf's Azteco-Tanoan tree; correspondence with Whorf regarding Whorf's grant application to the Social Sciences Research Council to work on modern Nahuatl, and also touching on Uto-Aztecan phonology, Maya glyphs, Nahuatl, Papago [Tohono O'odham], Tepecano, Tepehuan, Yaqui, and subgrouping; and correspondence with Morris Swadesh regarding establishing an official Aztec alphabet, Swadesh's glotto-chronological work in Uto-Aztecan, disagreement between Mason and Swadesh over the number of stop series in Papago [Tohono O'odham], Swadesh's retraction (to be published in Word) of his criticisms of Mason's Papago [Tohono O'odham] grammar, and copies of letters from Swadesh to [Dean] Saxton and Andre Martinet. Undated linguistic materials include notes, Vocabularies, vocabularies, comparisons with notes about correspondences, comparative vocabularies, notes on numerical systems, cognates with English glosses, cognates with Spanish glosses, lexicostatistical compilations, etc. Languages represented (and not merely mentioned) include Huichol, El Nayar Cora, Nahuatl, Opata, Tarahumara, Tepecano, Tepehuan, Tohono O'odham, Tubar, Yaqui, and Mayo; it is unclear, however, which specific Tarahumara and Tepehuan languages are represented.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)

Yaqui
Alternate forms: Pascua, Hiaki, Yoeme
Language(s): English
Date: 1950, 1965
Type:Text
Extent: 5+ folders
Description: The Yaqui (or Pascua) materials in the Elisabeth Tooker Papers are found in multiple sections of the finding aid. Series I contains correspondence files that may pertain to Yaqui people, though relevant folders are currently not identified by subject matter. In Series II, see "Pascua-Yaqui Association." Series III includes "Preliminary Report on the Social Survey of Pascua." In Series V, see Tooker's "Pascua (Yaqui)" research file and card files. (The research file may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns.)
Collection: Elisabeth Tooker Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.84)

Yaqui
Alternate forms: Hiaki, Yoeme
Language(s): English | Yaqui
Date: 1932
Type:Text
Genre: Notebooks
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Yaqui materials in the Elsie Clews Parsons papers consist of 1 notebook titled "Mayo - Yaqui" (item 20) found in Subcollection I, Series II, "Notes, manuscripts, etc." Some of this material may be restricted due to cultural sensitivity or privacy concerns. Additional relevant material may appear in correspondence folders.
Collection: Elsie Clews Parsons papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.29)

Yaqui
Alternate forms: Hiaki, Yoeme
Language(s): English | Spanish | Yaqui
Date: 1954 and undated
Type:Text
Genre: Stories | Notes | Drafts | Essays
Extent: 3 items
Description: Materials relating to John Alden Mason's interest in Yaqui language and culture. Items include Yaqui Texts #1 (1954) a collection of Yaqui texts and songs taken at Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico; Yaqui Texts #2 (undated), two short texts with interlinear Spanish translation and numerals one through ten; and Mason's undated manuscript titled "Preliminary sketch of the Yaqui language," along with a note from Edward Sapir regarding the manuscript and Uto-Aztecan linguistics.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)

Yaqui | Mayo
Alternate forms: Hiaki, Yoeme
Language(s): Yaqui | English
Date: 1971, 1990
Type:Text
Extent: 2 volumes
Description: William Bright possessed two books on the Yaqui Easter ceremonies and Coyote songs, both in Series 2.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Yaqui
Alternate forms: Hiaki, Yoeme
Language(s): Spanish | Yaqui
Date: 1954
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 1 sound tape reel (28 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Yaqui songs, stories, and historical narrative. Recorded by John Alden Mason in January 1954 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. (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: Yaqui texts (Mss.Rec.286)