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Alternate forms: Arawak
Contributor: Schultz, Theodor
Extent: 2 volumes, 795 p.
Description: Theodor Schultz was a Moravian missionary in British Guiana at the turn of the nineteenth century. This collection contains two items: "Aruwakkisch Deucthes Wörterbuch," a dictionary with German equivalents and examples, as well as alphabetical Arawak index, and "Grammatische Sätze von der Aruwakkischen Sprache," a grammatical treatise based upon a Latin model, with Latin terms used throughout, though most of the text is German.
Collection: Arawak manuscripts (Mss.498.3.Sch8)
Date: circa 1948-1950
Subject: Linguistics | Anthropology | Folklore | Venezuela--History | Guyana--History | Brazil--History | Suriname--History | French Guiana--History
Extent: 19 folders
Description: Several items relating to Carib languages have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are all in Subcollection I. They include extensive correspondence with Douglas MacRae Taylor (regarding his fieldwork and written work on Carib languages, including some stories, translations, and other linguistic materials) in Series I. Correspondence; Voegelin's "Black Carib Morphology" and "Central American Carib II: Morphology of the Verb" (with Douglas MacRae Taylor) in Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries III-B: Works Authored by Voegelin; ten files of Taylor's work (including notes, outlines, and essays) on Black Carib, Central American Carib, and Island Carib in Series IV. Works by Others; a Carib file with data on Black, Central American, and Island Carib in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes; and four folders of unbound Carib texts in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-B: Texts.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Contributor: Van Heuvel, J. A. (Jacob Adrien), 1787-1874
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two letters to Rafinesque: (1) Asks for information on Charibs; has vocabularies of Guiana Indians: Arrowauk, Guaranos, Ackoway, Macoussie, Atoray. He may read paper before Albany Institute on history of Guiana. (2) Sends vocabularies of Guaranos. Ackoways, Atorays, and Macoussies. Explains how he acquired them. Mentions Charibs. Describes living quarters of Warrows (i.e., Juarros or Guaranos in Demerara).
Collection: C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque correspondence and writings (Mss.B.R124)
Culture: Aymara | Ayoreo | Baniwa | Kanamari | Kayapo | Kaingang | Kraho | Macushi | Maroon | Maruba | Piaroa | Quechua | Ticuna | Tiriyó | Xavante | Wapishana | Wayana | Yanomami | Ye'kuana
Alternate forms: Tucuna, Yanomamo
Extent: 4 linear feet (estimate)
Description: The South American materials in the James V. Neel papers consists materials related to Neel's genetics and populations studies among some indigenous people in Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The bulk of these materials concern the Xavante and Yanomami peoples, written as "Yanomamo" by Neel. These materials can be found throughout most sections of the finding aid, though see especially "Series IIa: Amerindian" and "Series IIIa: Amerindian." In addition to data, reports, correspondence, and other manuscripts, "Series X: Photographic materials" contains numerous photographs of Xavante and Yanomami peoples from the 1960s. Materials on other indigenous groups can be located by searching within the finding aid for the culture terms listed above in the entry or by searching for the term "Indians."
Collection: James V. Neel Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.96)
Alternate forms: Carib
Contributor: La Varre, William, 1898-1991
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. Taino (Carib) materials include Folder "A:9780. South America" (1922) in Series I. Trait Files, Box #65, which contains a journal article titled "Discovering Diamonds in British Guiana: An American's Adventure in Opening Up the Treasure House on the Upper Mazaruni River" by William J. LaVarre, Jr., in which the author tells of locating diamond deposits through his association with Carib (Taino) villagers. The article includes textual descriptions and photos of indigenous individuals.
Collection: Eugenics Record Office Records (Mss.Ms.Coll.77)
Alternate forms: Yao
Date: circa 1949-1968
Contributor: Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two items relating to the Warao (formerly Yao) language have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They consist of an undated essay "Notes on Warao Verbs" in Subcollection I, Series III. Works by Voegelin, Subseries III-B: Works Authored by Voegelin; and a Warao minor phoneme inventory in Subcollection II, Series II. Research Notes, Subseries IX. Uto-Aztecan, except Hopi.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)