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Extent: 11 audiocassettes (9 hr., 37 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Linguistic field recordings and interviews with consultant Frances Jack on Central Pomo language and culture. Includes elicitations of Central Pomo words and expressions (some untranslated), discussion of differences between different kinds of Pomo, folkloric stories, anecdotes about local healers, and description of domestic activities. Also includes interview and discussion in English about various healing practices and attitudes towards traditional beliefs. (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: Interview with Frances Jack (Mss.Rec.142)
Extent: 860 pages
Description: The Pomo materials in the ACLS collection consist of materials by Jaime de Angulo are primarily found in the "Pomo" section of the finding aid. This section includes 4 items, including "The reminiscences of a Pomo chief," which contains an autobiography of William Ralganal Benson, dictated in the Yukaya dialect, along with grammatical notes. Additional items include grammatical and other linguistic studies by de Angulo. In the "Achumawi" section, the first two items contain comparisons of Pomo with Achumawi to determine their relationship and clarify the theoretical Hokan language family.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Date: circa 1907-1934
Description: The Pomo materials in the Franz Boas Papers are of unclear total extent, though a few letters relating to Pomo languages and peoples have been identified. In the correspondence with Jaime de Angulo, see especially the letter sent by de Angulo to Boas on December 5, 1934, which details Pomo kinship terms in "Clear Lake" and "Yukaya" Pomo. Other letters in the de Angulo-Boas correspondence may contains other discussion of Pomo languages. In the correspondence with Alfred Kroeber, mentions of Pomo can be found in letters from Kroeber to Boas on December 17, 1907, and May 4, 1927, as well as letter from Boas to Kroeber on May 3, 1930. The collection may contain additional letters and correspondences of relevance beyond these that have not yet been identified.
Collection: Franz Boas Papers (Mss.B.B61)