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Ahtna | Eyak | Tlingit
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1958
Extent: 8 sound tape reels (7 hr., 31 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Ahtna songs and stories recorded in Copper Center, Alaska by Frederica de Laguna in 1958. Includes numerous interviews on autobiographical topics, explanations of Ahtna songs, sleep doctors, and traditional narratives. Also includes vocabulary related to kinship terms. Songs include potlatch songs, love songs, drinking songs, and songs of Tlingit origin. (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: Ahtna Songs and Texts Recorded at Copper Center, Alaska (Mss.Rec.31)

Deg Xit'an
Alternate forms: Deg Hit'an,  Deg Hitan,  Degexit'an,  Kaiyuhkhotana, Ingalik (pej.)
Language(s): Deg Xinag | English
Date: 1923
Type:Text
Extent: 1 notebook
Description: The Deg Xit'an materials in the ACLS collection consist of 1 notebook of elicited words and phrases, located in the "Deg Xinag" section of the finding aid. These were recorded with the speaker Thomas Reed of Anvik, Alaska, who Sapir met while Reed was at Camp Red Cloud in Pennsylvania in the summer of 1923.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Unangan
Alternate forms: Aleut, Unangas
Language(s): Unangam | English
Date: 1990-1995
Extent: 9 sound tape reels (13 hr., 55 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Interviews with Fr. Michael D. Lestenkof and Stepanida Lestenkof regarding the Pribilof subdialect of Unangan (Eastern Aleut). Includes texts, grammatical elicitations, and readings (with explanations) from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduuĝingin" [Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon] (National Bilingual Materials Development Center: Anchorage, 1978) and Knut Bergsland & Moses Dirks' "Aleut Tales and Narratives" (Alaska Native Language Center: Fairbanks, 1990.) Recordings made in Seattle, Washington on cassette recorder, then dubbed to 7-inch sound tape reels. (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: Eastern Aleut grammar (Mss.Rec.199)

Gwich'in
Alternate forms: Kutchin, Loucheux
Language(s): English | Gwich'in
Date: 1923
Type:Text
Extent: 5 notebooks
Description: The Gwich'in materials in the ACLS collection consist of 5 notebooks, containing extensive elicited words and phrases and several stories recorded as interlinear texts. These notebooks are located in the "Gwich'in" section of the finding aid. They were recorded with the speaker John Fredson of Fort Yukon, Alaska, who Sapir met while Fredson was working at Camp Red Cloud in Pennsylvania in the summer of 1923.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Haida
Language(s): English | Haida | Tlingit
Date: 1890, 1893, 1900-1911, 1915
Type:Text
Extent: 3000+ pages, 1400+ cards, 3 notebooks
Description: The Haida material in the ACLS collection consists of numerous materials that are primarily located in the "Haida" section of the finding aid. See this section for a complete listing. Prominent materials in this section includes Swanton's typescript draft versions of Haida stories from both Masset and Skidegate, recorded in 1900-1902. These versions are in Haida only, with some handwritten annotations, corrections, and English titles. Many were published, though not all. Notably, these manuscript include the Haida version of stories published in English only in Swanton's "Haida Texts and Myths--Skidegate dialect." Also included in this section are lexical files by Boas and Sapir derived from Boas and Swanton's materials. In the "Athapaskan" section of the finding aid, see Sapir's "Comparative Na-Dene dictionary," which includes extensive Haida material. In the "Chinook" section of the finding aid, see Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset," which includes vocabularies recorded in 1890, likely in Victoria, from a Haida speaker from Masset. In the "Tlingit" section of the finding aid, see Swanton's "Tlingit and Haida word list," including Haida vocabulary recorded at Howkan, Klinkwan, and Kassan.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Haida
Language(s): English | Haida
Date: 1916-1950, 1959-1960, 1978-1979, 1983-1984
Type:Text
Extent: 2005 pages
Description: The Haida materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 6 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Barbeau; Blackman, Edwards, Harrison, and Norton.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)

Deg Xit'an | Yupik | Inuit | Iñupiat | Koyukon
Alternate forms: Anvik, Eskimo, Deg Hit'an,  Deg Hitan,  Degexit'an,  Kaiyuhkhotana, Ingalik (pej.), Iñupiaq
Date: 1976 and undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 28 reels
Description: These texts, produced in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, include dictionaries, vocabularies, grammars, and religious materials (hymns and sermons, etc. primarily Christian) of the Central Alaskan Yupik, Deg Xit'an (formerly known as Ingalik or Ingalit), Iñupiaq, and Koyukon languages. From originals on deposit by the Oregon Province Archives of the Society of Jesus at the Pacific Northwest Indian Center, Spokane, Washington. Guide book included.
Collection: Indian language collection: the Alaska native languages, 20th century (Mss.Film.1364)

Iñupiat
Alternate forms: Eskimo, Iñupiaq
Date: 1899; 1905; 1935
Extent: 50 pages; 18 drawings
Description: The Iñupiat materials in the ACLS collection consist of three items in the "Eskimo" section of the finding aid. Boas' "Comparative word list of Alaskan Eskimo, Siberian Eskimo, and Chukchee" includes vocabulary from Utqiagvik ("Point Barrow") and the Seward Peninsula. Alfred Francis' "Kungmit Eskimo vocabulary" consists of an approximately 300-word list recorded at Kotzebue, including terms for animals, kinship, parts of the body, natural objects, and other terms. Finally, Boas' "Drawings for 'Property Marks of Alaskan Eskimo'" includes drawing from which illustrations for Boas' 1899 article on this topic were made.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Ahtna | Tutchone, Northern | Tanacross | Tlingit | Tanana, Upper
Alternate forms: Ahtena
Date: 1960
Extent: 9 sound tape reels (6 hr., 22 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made in Chistochina and Copper Center, Alaska in 1960. Includes potlatch songs, love songs, Christmas tree songs, sorry songs, dance songs, and others. Some songs Yakutat Tlingit, Upper Tanana, or Tanacross. Also includes some Ahtna vocabulary. (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: Materials Recorded at Copper Center and Chistochina, Alaska (Mss.Rec.41)

Tlingit | Haida
Language(s): English | Tlingit | Haida
Date: 1900-1901, 1914, 1952, 1954
Type:Text
Extent: 272 pages; 4 volumes (approximately 500 pages each)
Description: The Tlingit materials in the ACLS collection are concentrated primarily in the "Tlingit" section of the finding aid. They include Frederica de Laguna's detailed notes related to her audio recordings made at Yakutat. (See collections Mss.Rec.19 and Mss.Rec.30, listed separately in this guide.) This section also includes Sapir's extensive "Comparative Na-Dene dictionary" and "Chilcat vocabulary." See also Swanton's Tlingit and Haida field notebooks from 1900-1901.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)