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Alternate forms: Papago, Tarascan, Tarasco
Language(s): English
Date: 1913-1966;
Extent: 165 pages; Circa 300 items;
Description: The Mexico materials, John Alden Mason Papers include a log of a trip to Sonora, itinerary of pack trip from Yecora to Maicoba; lists of photographs; journal. Archaological materials: report on archaeological sites near Rancho Guiracoba, Sonora, Mexico with report on surface collections at six sites in southern Sonora. Notes on the Northern Extension of the Chalchihuites Culture, written for the Mexican Historical Congress, Zacatecas. Slayton Creek Excavation, regarding Mexico; the Papago [Tohono O'odham]; a dig at Slayton Creek, Delaware. Regarding archaeological, ethnological, and linguistic work in Mexico; genetic classification of languages of Central America and Mexico. Regarding internal strife in local (Durango) Indian tribe (including murders); archaeology in Durango; collection of specimens of material culture; work at Schroeder pyramid; cliff dwellings near Mezquital. Mentions Alex Krieger. Cave investigations in Durango and Coahuila, report on search conducted with Robert H. Merrill for traces of early man, particularly on the Folsom horizon. Written for Weitlaner volume. Includes description of three varieties of Cucurbita moschata; evidence in conflict with the theory that Cucurbita moschata was introduced into southern Arizona in late prehistoric or early historic times from the north and east. Regarding Maya pottery; Piedras Negras, Guatemala; archaeological work in Mexico and Guatemala; the University Museum (University of Pennsylvania); Vaillant's obituary. Includes correspondence between Mason and Sue Vaillant (Mrs. George C.) and between Mason and Charles Marius Barbeau. Linguistic materials: a list entitled, "Familias linguisticas de Mexico-idiomas y dialectos a ellas pertencientes," with the families with subdivisions: for Museo nacional de arqueologia, historia y etnologia, Anales. Includes lexical items in the various languages--Hokan, Oto-Manguren, Uto-Aztecan, and Maya-- arranged in columns; Spanish glosses. Regarding Mason's Subtiaba-Hokan-Caduveo-Mataco comparative vocabulary. Kroeber is not much impressed with the possible resemblances in Mason's list (included). Mexican linguistics, comparative vocabularies, etc., includes short comparative vocabularies for Comecrudo, Papago-Tepecano, Nahua, Huaxtec, Choctaw, Coahuiltec, Karankawa, Torkana, Atakapa, Chitimacha, Tunica; notes on Sapir's classification; other miscellaneous notes. Comparative vocabulary, includes letter from Frederick Johnson to John Alden Mason; comparative vocabulary which is number-keyed to a list of twenty-two languages and arranged in columns headed by Spanish glosses. Words lacking in some languages for almost all items. Languages include Otomi, Mazahua, Matlatzinca, Ocuiltec, Pame, Chichimeca, Cuitlateco, Mazatec, Popoluca, Chochotec (Tlapanec), Ichcateco, Trique, Chiapanec, Manque, Mixtec, Cuicatec, Amuzgo, Zapotec, Chatino, Chinantec, Tarasco, and Tlapanec. Scholarly materials: two versions of a paper, entitled, "Los Cuatro Grandes Filones Linguisticos de Mexico y Centroamerica," for the International Congress of Americanists, August 1939, Mexico. Photographs: Unidentified photographs showing people, dwellings, terrain, etc. Images of temples, excavations, crypts, jade work, etc. Includes a photograph of John Alden Mason and Burton W. Bascom from Palenque. Entire series of photographs from the Mason papers. The bulk of the images are from Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, etc.). Also 3 contact sheets of images from Peru. From the Durango expedition, a list of photographs; "Informes hacera de la Sierro de la Candela:" notes from Tarayre, pages 184-185; "Ruins of an agricultural colony near Zape"; possible routes of migration into Mexico; Everardo Gamiz "La Raza Pigmea," Durango, April 1934; an incomplete set of numbered photos enumerated in above list (all duplicates from museum set). A linguistic realignment north of Mexico, which gives six phyla, one "broken phylum," and two uncertain languages (for presentation at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, 1940) and a detailed outline of five phyla plus several unaffiliated languages.
Collection: John Alden Mason Papers (Mss.B.M384)

Zapotec
Alternate forms: Zapoteco
Date: 1920-1930, 1940-1947
Subject: Linguistics | Stories
Type:Text
Extent: Approx. 980 pages
Description: The Zapotec materials in the ACLS collection are located primarily in the "Zapotec" section of the finding aid, which includes a detailed listing. The bulk of the materials were recorded and assembled by Jaime de Angulo and Morris Swadesh. De Angulo's materials include texts with Spanish and English translations, with accompanying linguistic notes, and studies proposing relationship among languages of Oaxaca. Swadesh's materials include vocabularies in multiple varieties of Zapotec with accompanying linguistic analyses. Currently only the three Zapotec languages given above in this listing can be specifically identified based upon information on locations where they were recorded. There are additional Zapotec languages of an undetermined quantity in this materials that are currently only identified in the cataloging according to regional terms such as Mountain and Valley dialects, Ixtlán, and Villa Alta. Some additional comparative materials utilizing Zapotec data can also be found in the "Mexico" and "Mixe" sections of the finding aid.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Zapotec
Alternate forms: Zapoteco
Type:Text
Extent: 1 folder
Description: Jane Rosenthal's only Zapotec materials are a set of short illustrated bilingual texts produced by Gregorio Magdelino Lopez (Series 5). The exact variety of Zapotec is not specified.
Collection: Jane M. Rosenthal Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.129)

Zapotec
Alternate forms: Zapoteco
Date: 1912-1930
Type:Text
Extent: Approx. 900 pages; Approx. 20,000 word slips
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of Zapotec languages, located in Series V and Series VIII. Includes a variety of materials, such as word lists, lexical slips, bibliographical notes, grammatical notes, texts (often with interlinear translations), and a Spanish-Zapotec dictionary comprised of about 15,000 slips, as well as materials for a Spanish-Zapotec lexicon and a Spanish-Zapotec vocabulary. Many of the pages are labelled with the name of a town or district in Oaxaca. One informant mentioned: Felipe Castellana, associated with Mitla. Place names associated with Radin's manuscripts are: Abejones, Hidalgo Yalálag, Ixtlán de Juarez, Lachatao, Mitla, Nuevo Zoquiapam, San Andres Solaga, San Antonio de la Cal, San Baltazar Chichicapam, San Esteban Atatláhuca, San Francisco Cajonos, San Francisco Telixtlahuaca, San Juan Atepec, San Juan Juquila Mixes, San Mateo Cajonos, San Miguel Aloapam, San Miguel Talea , San Sebastián Tecomaxtlahuaca, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa Maria de la Chichina, Santa Maria de Tule, Santa María Jaltianguis, Santiago Ixtaltepec, Santiago Jamiltepec, Sawatlan (Magdaglena Zahuatlan?), Serrano, "Serrano" (San Juan Chicomezúchil), Tehuano, Teococuilco, Teotilan del Valle, Villa Alta (district), Yolotepec de la Paz, Zaachila, "Zapotec del Valle" (Santiago Matatlán), Zimatlán de Álvarez.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)