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Alternate forms: Niska, Nishga, Nisgha, Nass
Contributor: Tarpent, Marie-Lucie
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: Daythal Kendall's only explicitly Nisga'a item is a handout of Marie-Lucie Tarpent's "More on Nisgha Ergativity, Reflexives and Reciprocals" (Series 5). However, Tarpent also produced much on the Tsimshianic language family as a whole, some of which is also present in Kendall's collection. The most significant of these is the draft project "Penutian Morphological Comparisons", containing 200 pages of historical phonological comparisons within the hypothesized Penutian phylum, with a focus on Tsimshianic languages.
Collection: Daythal L. Kendall Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.148)
Culture: Chinook | Wasco-Wishram | Kathlamet | Klamath | Modoc | Maidu | Tzeltal | Miwok | Takelma | Tsimshian | Yokuts | Zuni
Language(s): English | Chinook | Wasco-Wishram | Klamath-Modoc | Maidu, Northeast | Tzeltal | Takelma | Tsimshian | Yokuts | Zuni
Date: 1952 and undated
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986 | Bloomfield, Leonard, 1887-1949 | Francescato, Giuseppe | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967
Subject: Linguistics | Anthropology | Penutian languages | Shahaptin languages | Mayan languages | Chinookan languages | California--History | Oregon--History | Washington (State)--History
Extent: 14 folders
Description: Several items relating to the Penutian language family have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Of particular interest is Subseries VI. Penutian, including Mayan and Zoque, of Subcollection II, Series II. Research Notes. The contents of this subseries includes folders of materials under the following headings: Chinookan-Chinook, Wishram, Kathlamet; Klamath-Modoc; Maidu; Maya (Tzeltal); Miwok; Penutian; Sahaptin; Takelma; Tsimshian; Yokuts; and Zuni. There are also Penutian materials in Subcollection II, Series IV. Works by Others. These include Leonard Bloomfield's "Penutian" sketch; Giuseppe Francescato's masters thesis, "A Structural Comparison of the Californian Penutian" (1952); and Morris Swadesh's "Problems of Long-Range Comparison in Penutian." Researchers should also view the individual entries for distinct Penutian languages.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Culture: Ahtna | Haida | Sugpiaq | Tlingit | Tutchone, Southern
Alternate forms: Alutiiq, Chugach
Language(s): English | Tlingit | Ahtna | Tutchone, Southern | Tsimshian | Tanacross | Tanana, Upper
Contributor: Abraham, Olaf | Bremner, Helen | De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 | Dick, Frank | Ellis, John | George, Annie | Italio, Frank | James, Sheldon | Johnson, Chester, Mrs. | Johnson, Minnie | McClellan, Catharine | Peterson, Clarence | Sampson, Blind | White, Charley | White, Maggy
Subject: Alaska--History | Music | Social life and customs | Yukon--History
Genre: Conversations | Songs
Extent: 10 sound tape reels (9 hr., 3 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Tlingit recordings made in Yakutat, Alaska (Tapes 1-7); Ahtna recordings made at Chitina, Tazlina, and Chistochina (Tape 8 - Tape 10, track 22); Southern Tutchone recordings made at Klukshu, Yukon Territory (Tape 10, tracks 23-31). Includes personal songs, mourning songs, drinking songs, love songs, shaman songs, and children's songs. Recordings from Yakutat called "Aleut" are of Sugpiaq Chugachmiut origin. Collection formerly titled "Tlingit and Yakutat songs." Renamed in October 2019 to clarify presence of recordings from other communities. (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: Tlingit, Ahtna, and Southern Tutchone recordings (Mss.Rec.30)
Date: 1886, 1888
Contributor: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
Subject: British Columbia--History | Ethnography | Linguistics
Genre: Diaries | Notebooks | Shorthand | Vocabularies
Extent: 2 notebooks
Description: The Tsimshian materials in the Boas Field Notebooks and Anthropometric Data collection consist of varied linguistic or ethnographic notes, some possibly in German shorthand, located within Field notes 1886 #1 and Field notes 1888 #1.
Collection: Franz Boas early field notebooks and anthropometric data (Mss.B.B61.5)
Alternate forms: Ts'msyan, Ts'msyen, Zimshian, Gitksan, Niska, Nisgah, Nisgha, Nishga, Nass
Date: 1893-1895, 1906-1909, 1915, 1920-1940, 1974
Contributor: Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Beynon, William, 1888-1958 | Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939 | Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975 | Susman, Amelia, 1915- | Tate, Henry W.
Subject: British Columbia--History | Ethnography | Linguistics | Kinship | Music | Social life and customs
Genre: Correspondence | Notebooks | Musical scores | Stories | Vocabularies | Vocabularies
Extent: Approx. 1,000 slips 5 notebooks, 1500+ loose pages
Description: The Tsimshian materials in the ACLS collection consist of numerous items concentrated in the "Tsimshian" section of the finding aid. Noteworthy materials include texts, vocabularies, and notes on music recorded by Boas in the 1890s, along with an English-Tsimshian dictionary file. There is a large body of material recorded by William Beynon, including Vocabularies, notes on kinship, and a large body of stories (primarily in English) pertaining to primarily to Tsimshian history. (A full table of contents of these texts is available.) Also of note are Henry Tate's are texts sent to Boas by Henry Tate with interlinear texts, vocabularies, and grammatical analyses by Amelia Susman from the late 1930s; an extensive lexicon file by an unidentified compiler (may be Susman); and essays on social organization and linguistics by Barbeau and Beynon. A set of cards, long identified as "Kwakiutl social organization," have been identified as "Tsimshian names file" now at the end of the Tsimshian section. This was likely compiled by William Beynon, and contains a few Gitxsan, Nisga'a, and Haisla ("Kitimat") names, and some with notes on kinship of "Tahltan Stickine origin". Some additional materials comparing Tsimshian and Nisga'a can be found in the "Nass" section of the finding aid (at least items Pn5.1 and Pn5b.1).
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986
Subject: Linguistics | Anthropology | Penutian languages
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two items relating to the Tsimshian language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are both in Subcollection II. They consist of Tsimshian material in the "Miscellaneous languages" folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries I. Eskimo-Aleutian; and a separate Tsimshian folder in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries VI. Penutian, including Mayan and Zoque.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Contributor: Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969
Subject: British Columbia--History | Folklore | Linguistics
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The Tsimshian materials in the Franz Boas Professional Papers consist of one folder labelled "Tsimshian Texts," consisting of stories sent to Boas by Marius Barbeau.
Collection: Franz Boas Personal and Professional Papers (Mss.B.B61p)
Date: 1959-1962, 1970, 1989-1990, 1993-1994
Contributor: Barbeau, Marius, 1883-1969 | Beynon, William, 1888-1958 | Compton, Brian D. | Dunn, John A.
Subject: Alaska--History | British Columbia--History | Botany | Folklore | Kinship
Genre: Correspondence | Dissertations | Essays | Field notes | Maps | Stories
Extent: 2555 pages
Description: The Tsimshian materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 9 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Barbeau, Compton, and Dunn.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Culture: Tsimshian | Nisga'a | Gitxsan | Kwakwaka'wakw
Alternate forms: Gitxaala, Kitasoo, Kwakiutl, Niska, Nisgah, Nishga, Gitksan
Date: 1933-1937; 1933-1969
Contributor: Beynon, William, 1888-1958 | Boas, Franz, 1858-1942 | Deloria, Ella Cara | Goldman, Irving, 1911-2002 | Tate, Henry W.
Subject: Ethnography | Folklore | Linguistics | British Columbia--History
Genre: Correspondence | Stories
Extent: 0.5 Linear feet
Description: The William Beynon Papers include correspondence with Franz Boas regarding his work on Tsimshian narratives, Boas' collection of the tale of Dzagagilace in 1888 and 1900, Benyon's work on a series of Hartley Bay stories and the Halait manuscript, Benyon's proposed work with Gitxsan. Beyon's texts include his work with the Tsimshian collecting stories such as the arrival of the first white man, the myth of the house of Temks, subdivisions within the Tsimsyen, most all interlinear translations. The collection also includes two manuscripts previously collected by Henry W. Tate and a manuscript by Irving Goldman discussing Boas' ethographic work on the Kwakwaka'wakw.
Collection: William Beynon Papers (Mss.B.B467)