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Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1590-1976
Extent: 26 reels
Description: This collection includes field notes and reports, diaries of expeditions, texts, grammars, dictionaries of Indian languages, theses and research papers collected by members of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Chicago in connection with the Carnegie Institution of Washington Middle American Research Program as well as various Central American governmental agencies. A microfilm publication of the University of Chicago, 1946-1957. Table of contents. Originals at theUniversity of Chicago.
Collection: Manuscripts on Middle American Cultural Anthropology, 1590-1976 (Mss.Film.297)

Language(s): Spanish
Date: 1818
Contributor: Anguiano, Ramon de
Genre: Reports
Extent: 1 volume
Description: A semi-official report on the kingdom, its geography, resources, and population. Includes reports on Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Chiapas, with numbers of Indian pueblos included.
Collection: Descripcion del reyno de Guatemala (Mss.917.281.An4)

Language(s): Spanish
Date: 1599
Genre: Essays | Reports
Extent: circa 700 pages
Description: Spanish stateman Antonio Pérez served as a secretary of state under Philip II before a falling out over the killing of a political rival (and, perhaps, over their rivalry for the affections of Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Éboli) in the late 1570s. After years of imprisonment, Pérez spent the last decades of his life in exile in France and England. In this long essay, Pérez chronicles the history and operations of Spain and its colonies and seems to advise the monarch on the governance of different parts of the Spanish empire. It is possible that the essay was a gambit by Pérez to either regain the favor of Philip II or gain the favor of his successor. However, given that it is dated to one year after the death of Philip II and a full two decades after relations between the two began to sour, and that Pérez's writings have been cited as contributing factors in the creation of the "Black Legend" of Spanish colonialism surrounding Philip II, it is also possible that the essay was intended for English or French patrons or as anti-Philip propaganda. This item has a complicated history, however, and some scholars have suggested that the essay has been misattributed and is actually the work of Baltasar Alamos de Barrientos, a scholar and friend of Pérez who was imprisoned because of that friendship. In any case, it is unclear to what extent the author wrote (or wrote knowledgeably) about indigenous peoples of the Americas, or upon which groups he commented, but given his subject it is likely that he noted legal status, laws, treatment, and other aspects related to their status as subject peoples of Spain in the sixteenth century.
Collection: El conocimiento de las naciones, 1599 (Mss.320.P41)

Alternate forms: Cauqui
Language(s): Jaqaru | Spanish
Date: 1970
Extent: 214 pages
Description: The Kawki materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 3 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Hardman-de-Bautista, which includes typeset transcriptions and free translations of audio recordings made primarily in Cachuy, Yauyos, Peru, ca. 1970 (ca. 200 p.). Mostly conversations, with some other texts and huayno songs. Primarily in Kawki and Spanish, with some Jaqaru. Accompanying audio collection is listed separately in this guide.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Language(s): Spanish
Date: 1785
Genre: Reports
Extent: 1 volume, 268 p.
Description: A report for Felix de Azara, commandant of Paraguay, giving an account of Spanish policy toward the Guarani Indians living in missions, particularly after the supression of the Jesuits. Printed (with some changes in wording): Pedro de Angelis. Coleccion...; no. VI.
Collection: Memoria histórica, política y económica de esta provincia de misiones de Indios Guaranis (Mss.970.1.D65)

Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1976-1977
Extent: 314 pages
Description: The Mixtec materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 2 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Mitchell and Troike.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Alternate forms: Aztec
Date: 1605, 1649, 1970-1979
Extent: 1101 pages
Description: The Nahua materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 8 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed Campbell, Higgins, Knab, and Nutini.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Language(s): English | Spanish | Otomi, Temoaya
Date: 1912-1950
Extent: 2 slips, 80 pages
Description: The Otomi materials in the ACLS collection consist of materials mainly in the "Otomi" section of the finding aid. Key items includes Radin's "Grammatical sketch of Otomi" (item OtO.1) and "Otomi-English dictionary" (item OtO.2), based upon the Toluca dialect (Temoaya Otomi). Also in this section are the "Sintesis de la discusion en el consejo de lenguas indigenas sobre el alfabeto Otomi" (item OtO.3) and a brief vocabulary by Sapir (item OtO.4). In the “Mexico” section of the finding aid, see “Comparative vocabularies of various Indian languages of Mexico” (item AM5), which includes Otomi vocabulary, and McQuown's “Phonemic systems of various Indian languages of Mexico” (AM3), which includes Otomi information.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Alternate forms: Papiamentoe, Papiamentu
Language(s): English | Papiamento | Spanish
Date: 1964
Extent: 30 pages
Description: The Papiamento 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 Forbes.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Pima Bajo | Yaqui | Tepehuán | 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)