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Ditidaht
Date: ca.1931-1972
Subject: Linguistics | Music
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Description: The most noteworthy aspect of Mary Haas' Ditidaht file, stemming from fieldwork conducted with Morris Swadesh as her first fieldtrip, is a fairly detailed transcription of songs collected. Series 2 contains the transcriptions and Series 10 the cassette copies, while the original tapes are housed at the Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music. There is much overlap with Nuu-chah-nulth, as Haas frequently identified correspondences between them. A sizeable lexical file (Series 9) and correspondence with many, especially Edward Sapir and George Herzog (Series 1) may also be of interest.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): English | German | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: 1888, 1889
Type:Text
Extent: 3 notebooks
Description: The Nuu-chah-nulth materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1888 #2, Field notes 1889 #1, and Field notes 1889 #2.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)

Nuu-chah-nulth
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): Nuu-chah-nulth | English
Date: 1930s-1970s
Subject: Linguistics
Type:Text
Extent: 1.0 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas' Nuu-chah-nulth (“Nootka”) file is extensive, with the majority of the volume being several thousand index cards of lexica in Series 9, including comparison with especially Ditidaht. Haas' first fieldtrip was with Morris Swadesh in the early 1930s to document Ditidaht songs, and Ditidaht frequently appears alongside Nuu-chah-nulth across the entire collection, as well as featuring briefly in a notebook from that early fieldtrip (Series 2). Much of the remaining material is directly from Morris Swadesh and Edward Sapir in the dedicated Series 2 Subseries ‘Nuu-chah-nulth', including annotations of a copy of Sapir's field notebook, and a long paper on Nuu-chah-nulth aspect. Haas also authored works including "The Structure of Stems and Roots in Nootka-Nitinat", notes for which are in Series 2.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)

Hupacasath | Nuu-chah-nulth | Tseshaht
Alternate forms: Nootka
Language(s): English | Nuu-chah-nulth
Date: 1960-1990
Extent: 10.5 linear feet; 34 hours
Description: The Susan Golla Papers include research notes, subject files, field notes, copies of archival documents (photocopies; microfilm), audio recordings, 35 mm slides, and printed materials. The entirety of the collection concerns the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island, primarily the Hupacasath and Tseshaht of the Port Alberni region where Golla conducted her fieldwork in the 1970s. Series 1 contains correspondence. Series 2 contains 28 field notebooks from 1967, 1976-1979, and 1990-1991. This series also contains notes relating to work with the Tseshaht elder Mabel Taylor on translation of "The Legendary of Tseshaht," an untranslated story from Edward Sapir's field notebooks, originally told by Tom Sayachapis and recorded by Edward Sapir in November 1910. Series 5 includes an incomplete set of Ha-Shilth-Sa, the newspaper of record for the Nuu-chah-nulth communities of Vancouver Island, from 1976-1989. Series 6 includes 334 color slides of Hupacasath and Tseshaht ceremonies, 1976-1979. Includes images of singing, dancing, and bartering of wealth with gifts of food and goods at weddings and other community events. Prints also display regalia, traditional musical instruments, and the carving and raising of a pole. Series 7 includes interviews with Tseshaht elders Mabel Taylor, Margaret Shewish, Hughie Watts, on Nuu-chah-nulth language, food prepration, and Sayachapis. Additional tapes are of sessions working with Mabel Taylor on the translation of "The Legendary History of the Tseshaht." NOTE: Some portions of the field notes may be restricted due to privacy concerns surrounding personal information.
Collection: Susan Golla papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.89)