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Caddo
Language(s): Caddo | English
Date: 1980-1997
Contributor: Anderton, Alice J.
Type:Text
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Caddo language materials consist of lessons by Alice J. Anderton (Series 1), with accompanying floppy discs, in addition to issues 3-5 of the newsletter "Siouan and Caddoan Linguistics", published by the University of Colorado.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Cupeño
Date: ca.1959-1975
Type:Text
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Description: William Bright's small Cupeño collection consists of publications on Cupeño lexica, newspaper clippings collected during the 1960s, a history of a Californian mission (Series 2), and a comparative Takic language lexical slip file (Series 5).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Menominee
Alternate forms: Menomini
Language(s): English | Menominee
Date: 1999-2000
Extent: 11 audiocassettes (10 hr., 11 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic recordings with Menominee speakers, focusing on negative forms, autobiographical and traditional stories, word lists, and conversations. Also includes some songs and prayers. (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: Fieldwork in the Menominee language (Mss.Rec.254)

Gwich'in
Alternate forms: Kutchin, Loucheux
Language(s): Gwich'in | English
Date: 1998
Contributor: Peter, Katherine
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: William Bright's Gwich'in materials consists of a copy of “Gwich'in Junior Dictionary/Dinjii Zhuh Ginjik Nagwan Tr'iltsaii”, published by the University of Alaska.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Hopi
Language(s): Hopi | English
Date: 1954-1957
Extent: 20 sound tape reels (42 hr., 8 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Hopi words, phrases, texts, counting, and grammar (particles), some with English equivalents. Includes duplicates of Hopi recordings made by Carl F. Voegelin. Recorded with Hopi consultants including Willie Coin, Jimmy Kewanwaytiwa, Bennie Nuvanisa, and Albert Yava. (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: Hopi and Navajo Recordings (Mss.Rec.103)

Hopi
Language(s): Hopi | English | Spanish
Date: 1977; 1996-1999
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: William Bright conversed with Jane H. Hill on Spanish borrowings into Hopi (“Hispanisms”, Series 1 and Series 5), and possessed a copy of the book “Field Mouse Goes to War”, a bilingual Hopi story (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Hualapai
Alternate forms: Walapai
Date: 1979
Extent: 4 audiocassettes (2 hr., 26 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic recordings and instructional texts made by Akira Yamamoto in 1974 in Peach Springs, Arizona. Tapes 1-3 of this collection contain sample sentences spoken separately by Jane Honga and Maude Synilla. Tape 4 contains a reading of three texts, "Hualapai Sounds," "Let's Learn How to Write and Read in Hualapai," and "Nach Posvchyu (I am a cat)," written and read by Akira Yamamoto and Jane Honga. (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: Hualapai texts and sentence structure (Mss.Rec.112)

Karuk
Alternate forms: Karok
Language(s): Karuk | English | Spanish
Date: 1949-2006
Extent: 4 linear feet
Description: From the age of 21 throughout his life, William Bright worked with Karuk speakers to document and revitalize their language, resulting in becoming the first white honorary member of the Karuk tribe. The most prominent materials at the American Philosophical Society as a result are wide-ranging audio recordings, from the 1950s until the 2000s (Series 6), especially with Violet Super. With Susan Gehr, he produced a Karuk language dictionary, correspondence with whom (Series 1) contains draft texts. With the Karuk he contributed considerably to the literature on Coyote in particular, original transcriptions of which are in notebooks in Series 3 Subseries 1, and further developments in Series 2. He also collected many small publications about Karuk, in the same series. Additionally of interest in Series 1 is correspondence about the suspected arson of a'tim'îin, the Karuk sacred site near Somes Bar, CA. Karuk materials can be found in every series.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Makah
Language(s): Makah | English
Date: 1979
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: Makah materials in William Bright's papers consist only of the book “First Lessons in Makah” by William H. Jacobsen (Series 2). For other work by William Jacobsen in the William O. Bright Papers, see Salinan materials.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Mohawk | Haudenosaunee
Language(s): Mohawk | English
Date: 1977
Contributor: Mithun, Marianne
Type:Text
Extent: 1 volume
Description: William Bright possessed a copy of Marianne Mithun's edited volume “Iontenwennaweienstahkhwa'/Mohawk Spelling Dictionary” (Series 2).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)