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Date: 1918-1945 and undated
Contributor: Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950 | Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925 | Butler, Eva L. | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986
Subject: Linguistics | Anthropology | Ethnography | Botany | Zoology | Archaeology | Hunting | Motifs | Kinship
Extent: 10 items
Description: A variety of materials relating to Speck's study of diverse Algonquian peoples, cultures, and languages. Includes his "Remnants of the Eastern Indian Tribes," a brief discussion of location of New England Algonquians; his favorable review of John M. Cooper, "Snares, Deadfalls, and other Traps of Northern Algonquians and Northern Athapascans" [Printed, Speck (1939).]; a "Table of Double Curve Motif," charting techniques and variations of motifs of various Northwestern, Iroquoian, and central Algonquian peoples; a manuscript draft and additions of "Terms of relationship and the family territorial band among the Northeastern Algonquins," [Printed, Speck (1918).]; letters from Alanson Skinner challenging Speck's ethnic position of the Southeastern Algonquian on meaning of Eskimo-type artifacts found in Algonquian site in New York (State); materials from Eva L. Butler, including two pamphlets containing transcriptions of historical letters, principally from the Connecticut State Library--"Colonial Letters of our Ancestors" and "Letters of the Indians"--and "Botany and ethnozoology of the New England Indians," a bibliography of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources for ethnobotantical and ethnozoological references; letters from Edward Sapir concerning Speck (1918a), particularly Yurok comparisons, his excitement about reduction of language stocks, and possible typographical errors; and letters from Carl F. Voegelen concerning the usefulness of Speck's Naskapi material for comparative study of Algonquian languages and seeking an article on process by which Algonquian languages become extinct.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)
Culture: Atikamekw | Dene | Hopi | Makah | Inca | Yurok | Hupa | Yuki | Maidu | Miwok | Cahuilla | Mojave | Pomo | Chukchi | Kwakwaka'wakw | Nuu-chah-nulth | Salish | Maya | Ktunaxa | Arawak
Alternate forms: Athabaskan, Athapascan, Têtes-de-Boules, Têtes de Boules, Tete de Boule, Hoopa, Mohave, Kwakiutl, Nootka, Kutenai, Kootenai, Kootenay, Na:tini-xwe
Contributor: Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974
Subject: History | Ethnography | Linguistics | Basketry | Textiles | Population | Botany | Tools | Architecture | Clothing and dress | Marriage customs and rites | Tobacco | Material culture | Religion | Art | Hunting | Animals | Physical anthropology | Psychology | Mounds | Art | Painting | Cartography | Sculpture | Material culture | Canoes and canoeing
Genre: Bibliographies | Lecture notes | Charts | Newspaper clippings | Drawings | Reading notes | Postcards
Description: Materials from a wide range of indigenous cultures around the world are scattered throughout Series V of the A. Irving Hallowell Papers. Hallowell was interested in comparative ethnology on a number of topics including Bear Ceremonialism, textiles, artistic representations of Native people, basketry, kinship, pre-history, the development of language, family and marriage, nets and netting, etc. Much of this material constitutes Hallowell's reading notes on secondary sources and his research for very broad-based studies of humanity. Geographic regions represented in Series V include Australia, Africa, Pacific Islands, Polar regions California, Northwest coast, Southwest, and Southeast. The correspondence, in Series I, includes a very interesting, brief description of Franz Boas' first visit to the Kwakwaka'wakw community of Fort Rupert by the daughter of George Hunt in a folder labled Ronald Rohmer. There is also a letter from Edward Sapir detailing Nuu-chah-nulth bear hunting and face painting as well as sketches of netting needles.
Collection: Alfred Irving Hallowell Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.26)
Culture: Innu | Cree | Lenape | Seneca | Mohawk | Haudenosaunee | Penobscot | Yurok | Yana | Arapaho | Cheyenne | Paiute | Coahuiltecan | Dene
Alternate forms: Montagnais, Lenape, Athabaskan, Athapascan
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974 | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939
Subject: Linguistics | Ethnography | Anthropology | Material culture | Specimens | Kinship | Art | Motifs | Migrations
Extent: 4 folders
Description: Materials relating to linguistics. Includes an undated 4-page list of 34 questions on culturally patterned aspects of language attributed to Hallowell; correspondence with Boas relating to the American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Research in American Native Languages, principally consisting of reports on grants and their progress (1927-1934); and two folders containing 30 letters from Sapir (1911-1924). The Sapir letters cover a range of topics including Northeast material-culture specimens;s of Speck;s of Sapir; linguistic field work among the Montagnais [Innu], Cree, Delaware, Seneca, Mohawk, and Penobscot; relation of Algonquian and Wiyot-Yurok; on Yana (with Ishi); Arapaho-Cheyenne; Sapir's paper on Levirate marriage; Yurok kinship; a scheme to test response of anthropologists to an Indian design; work on his grammar of Paiute; reduction of language stocks to 6 (1920); his work on Subtiaba; relationships in and around Hokan-Coahuiltecan, and some discussion of migrations, seeing Athabaskan as late arrival. Discussion of colleagues: Mechling, Barbeau, Heye, Radin, Dixon, Skinner, Goldenweiser, Gifford, Frachtenberg, Reichard, Goddard, Boas, Hawkes.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)
Date: 1915, 1927, 1935
Contributor: Angulo, Jaime de | Freeland, L. S. (Lucy Shepard), 1890-1972 | Nat, Robert | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Siebert, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), 1912-1998
Extent: 1 notebook (91 pages), 30 pages
Description: The Yurok materials in the ACLS collection consist mainly of two items in the "Yurok" section of the finding aid. One is a single notebook recorded by Edward Sapir from 1927, which contains Vocabularies, paradigms, and texts recorded at the Hupa Reservation. Additionally, there is an undated short vocabulary recorded by Freeland and de Angulo from speaker Robert Nat from Lower Klamath River.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Robins, Robert Henry | Douglas, Frank | Bright, William, 1928-2006
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas conducted fieldwork in the early 1950s on Yurok music and language, tapes of which can be found in Series 10, and a brief field notebook with “Mrs. Roberts” in Series 2. In 1958, with the publication of the article “Algonkian-Ritwan: The End of a Controversy”, Mary Haas used her materials on Yurok, Wiyot and Algonquian languages to make a case for their genetic relationship. The vast majority of the remaining Yurok materials in Mary Haas' collection relate to this, including extensive comparative and standalone lexical card files (Series 9) and some correspondence (Series 1).
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)
Contributor: Hoyer, Mark
Extent: 1 page
Description: The Yurok materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 1 item. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Hoyer: a brief report on a project, "Salmon tales: Intersections of Literature, Culture, and Environment on the Klamath River," involving research at the Bancroft Library, California; the lower Klamath River, where interviews with Yurok revealed information on the "salmon wars" of the 1970s between Native Americans and sports fishers; and further archival research.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Contributor: Bright, William, 1928-2006 | Macomber, Minnie | Robins, Robert Henry | Shaughnessy, Florence | Spott, Alice
Extent: 1 linear foot
Description: William Bright's Yurok materials include audio recordings he made around the same time as recording Karuk, especially of songs. The originals are generally stored at the Berkeley Language Center, but are also housed at the American Philosophical Society, Series 6. There are three notebooks from a fieldtrip made in the early 1960s in Series 3 Subseries 1 (one of which begins with Tolowa language information), in addition to several other elicited lexica in Series 2. He revisited in 1977, the itinerary for which is in Series 4.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)
Contributor: Shaughnessy, Florence
Extent: 1 audiocassette (41 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Stories given in Yurok and English, elicited from Mrs. Florence Shaughnessy. Contains "Otters and Dog," "How Fish Got in the River," "Making Baskets," and "Manroot Bulbs". Recorded in California in January 1987. (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: Yurok texts (Mss.Rec.168)