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Aymara | Quechua
Language(s): English | Aymara | Spanish
Date: 1950-1972
Description: The Aymara materials in the Lounsbury Papers consist of comparative linguistics and studies of kinship in Series II. Of particular interest are the audio recordings in Series VII on the folklore of the Ayar Incas. The correspondence, in Series I, contains information of the geographic distribution of the language, Lounsbury's analysis of the language and its relationship to Quechua, Christian scriptures in Aymara, Morris Swadesh's work on genetic classification of Native American languages, and geographic distribution of Aymara population.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)

Aztec
Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1925
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Eugenics Record Office Records consist of 330.5 linear feet of materials relating to the ERO, founded in 1910 for the study of human heredity and as a repository for genetic data on human traits. The Eugenics Record Office Papers (1670-1964) contain trait schedules, newspaper clippings, manuscript essays, pedigree charts, article abstracts, reprints, magazine articles, bibliographies, photographs, hair samples, postcard pictures, card files, and some correspondence which document the projects of the Eugenics Record Office during the thirty-four years of its operation. Aztec materials include Folder "A:9772. Mexico" (1925), located in Series I. Trait Files, Box #65, which contains "Mexican Folkways," a booklet of brief essays such as "The Magic of Love Among the Aztecs" and "Coatlicue, An Aztec Goddess." Edited by Frances Toor with short offerings from Mario Gamio and several others. It was intended for the education of North American students of Spanish, and each essay appears in both English and Spanish on the advice of Franz Boas and others.
Collection: Eugenics Record Office Records (Mss.Ms.Coll.77)

Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1590-1976
Type:Text
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)

Chinantec
Alternate forms: Chinanteco, Yolox, Yetla
Date: 1916, 1922, 1939, 1940, 1942
Extent: 80 pages; 334 cards
Description: The Chinanteco material in the ACLS collections are primarily found in the "Chinanteco" section of the finding aid. Two items are stories (Ch.1 and Ch.2, "El perrito de Teotitlan" and "Cuento del pescador", which identifies Yolox and Yetla varieties) recorded by Jaime de Angulo, with Spanish and English translation. Another item (Ch.3) is a 64-word Spanish-Chinantec vocabulary recorded by Norman McQuown. Two items in the "Mexico" section of the finding aid (items AM3 "Phonemic systems of various Indian languages of Mexico" and AM5 "Comparative vocabularies of various Indian languages of Mexico") contain comparative vocabularies that include Chinantec, as do two items in the "Mixtec" section (items MiM.1 "Mixtec tones and morphological comments" and MiM.2 "Mixtec and Chinantec lexicon", varieties of Mixtec unidentified), and "Zapotecan texts" (item Z.3) in the "Zapotec" section. The identification of varieties of Chinantec in most of the materials is undetermined.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Chinantec
Date: 1912-1929
Type:Text
Extent: 1 folder, 331 word slips
Description: The Chinantec materials in the Paul Radin papers consist of two items. In Series I, there is a "Chinantec Dictionary" consisting of 331 card slips. In Series VIII, there is one folder identified as "Santiago Maniltepec" with Interlinear text and brief grammatical notes.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Chinantec
Alternate forms: Chinanteco, Yolox, Yetla
Date: 1912-1929
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two items relating to Radin's study of the Chinanteco language of Mexico. Includes a "Chinanteco Dictionary" composed of 334 cards alphabetically arranged by Spanish, and 6 leaves of texts with interlinear translation and paradigms.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Chinautleco | Kaqchikel | Maya | Poqomam
Alternate forms: Cakchiquel, Cakchikel, Kaqchiquel
Language(s): English | Spanish | Kaqchikel | K'iche' | Poqomam
Date: 1596-1984
Contributor: Reina, Ruben E.
Extent: 7.5 linear feet
Description: The materials in the Ruben Reina papers relating to the Chinautla region of Guatemala are found primarily in Series III of the collection. This series consists of material relating to the Chinautla region and neighboring areas of Guatemala, including primarily Poqomam-speaking peoples. This section includes an extensive amount of copies from the Archivo General de Centroamerica (AGCA), local archives, and oral history interviews.
Collection: Ruben E. Reina Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.67)

Cuicatec
Alternate forms: Cuicateco
Language(s): Spanish | Cuicatec, Teutila
Date: 1922
Contributor: Angulo, Jaime de
Type:Text
Genre: Grammars | Maps | Stories
Extent: 654 pages
Description: The Cuicatec materials in the ACLS collection consist of one item (MiC.1) in the "Cuicateco" section of the finding aid, recorded by Jaime de Angulo, in 1922. It consists of a grammatical sketch in Spanish, with 3 folkloristic and 3 original narratives told by "a Chiquihuitlán native". Some Cuicatec vocabulary also appears in the "Mexico" section of the finding aid in "Comparative vocabularies of various Indian languages of Mexico" (item AM5) and in the "Zapotec" section of the finding aid in "Estudio gramatical de las lenguas de la familia zapoteca" (item Z.1) which includes Chatino information and ten ink sketches of maps showing linguistic groups. Also in the "Zapotec" section, "Zapotecan texts" (item Z.3) includes some Cuicatec texts.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Guna
Alternate forms: Cuna, Kuna
Language(s): English | Kuna, San Blas | Spanish
Date: 1959
Genre: Stories
Description: The Guna materials in the Lounsbury Papers consist of four recordings interspersed wtih explanations in Spanish. The original recordings were made by Reina Torres de Iannello.
Collection: Floyd G. Lounsbury Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.95)

Chontal
Date: 1968
Extent: 4 sound tape reels (2 hr., 58 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made in San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) in the September of 1968, with consultants Damian Flores (age 25), Clemente Zarate (47), and Porfirio Nicolas Flores (90). Folkloric, ethnohistorical, and autobiographical stories and discussions, some in Spanish only, some in Highland Chontal only. (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: Highland Chontal ethnohistory materials (Mss.Rec.66)