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Achumawi | Chibcha | Coahuiltecan | Lenca | Ngäbere | Subtiaba | Washo | Xinca | Yana | Yuki
Date: 1917-1925, 1931
Type:Text
Extent: 1 page, circa 1,300 cards and slips
Description: The Hokan materials in the ACLS collection consist mainly of two items in the "Hokan" section of the finding aid. The main item is Sapir's "Hokan-Siouan comparisons" lexical file. This consists of comparisons among various families of the proposed Hokan-Siouan phylum. Dividers separate sections as follows: Hokan-Siouan (Yuki; Muskogean: Caddoan; Siouan; Hokan-type Coahuiltecan-Butiaba); Washo-Hokan; Hokan-Coahuiltecan; Yana-Hokan. Subdivided by stems, grammatical categories, and occasionally by meaning. There is an additional brief document by Kroeber with work lists of 21 English items with equivalents in Yuman, Hokan, Subtiaba, Xinca, Lenca, Chibcha, Guayom, Chibchan, Zoque, and Mixe, taken from published and unpublished sources. In the "Achumawi" section of the finding aid, there are two items by Jaime de Angulo examining the relationship of Achumawi to the proposed Hokan language family.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Iowa
Alternate forms: Chiwere, Ioway, Oto, Otoe
Date: 1936-1947
Extent: 1,000+ pages, 18 photographs, 4,000 cards, 75 bluebooks (4-8 pages each)
Description: The Iowa materials in the ACLS collection consist primarily of materials collected by Gordon Marsh in the late 1930s, all located in the "Iowa" section of the finding aid. Marsh's materials, recorded with the assistance of Iowa speakers, especially Robert Small and Julia Small, include numerous texts on a variety of subjects, which are in the manuscripts in both initial handwritten form (in bluebooks) and in later typescript form, with both interlinear translations and free translations, of which some of the latter were made by Robert Small. This material also includes a draft version of a grammar of the Iowa extensive lexical files including Iowa-English, English-Iowa, and comparisons to related languages (Osage, Dakota, Lakota, Omaha-Ponca, Kansa, and Ho-chunk); and other linguistic notes, with related correspndence. There are also 18 photographs of Iowa people with whom Marsh worked. In this same section, there is also a brief descriptive grammar by William Whitman based on field work with an Iowa speaker and an Oto speaker.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Keresan
Date: 1919-1928
Type:Text
Extent: Circa 8,000 slips, 1 notebook, 85 loose pages
Description: The Keresan materials in the ACLS collection consist of two items compiled by Franz Boas, located in the "Keresan" section of the finding aid. The "Keresan word list and linguistic notes" includes Cochiti and Laguna grammatical, linguistic, folkloristic, and ethnographic materials. There is also "Keresan lexical file" likely derived primarily from Cochiti and Laguna fieldwork, though the extent of other languages' information is undetermined. Materials from this collection that primarily relate to Laguna or Cochiti are listed separately in this guide.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Language(s): English
Date: 1957-1990s
Type:Text
Genre: Essays
Extent: .5+ linear feet
Description: The materials in the Dell Hymes papers relating to language families and linguistic classification includes an artlcle by Gordon Willey on "Archaeological Perspective on Algonkian-Gulf Linguistic Relationships,", found in Subcollection 1, Series IV. Additional materials may be found in the correspondence series. Subcollection 2 of the Dell Hymes Papers is currently being processed, and contains many more relevant materials, which will be described upon completion.
Collection: Dell H. Hymes papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.55)

Meskwaki
Alternate forms: Fox
Language(s): English | Meskwaki
Date: circa 1930s-1960s
Type:Text
Extent: 9 folders, 1 box
Description: The C. F. Voegelin Papers contain grammatical notes, noun and verb paradigms, short texts, and other linguistic and ethnographic materials relating to Meskwaki (Fox) language and culture. These are located in both Subcollection I and Subcollection II of the Voegelin Papers. Materials in Subcollection I include 1 box of Fox [Meskwaki] stems labeled "research assistant's notes from published sources" in Series II. Card Files. Materials in Subcollection II include Fox [Meskwaki] grammatical notes and noun and verb paradigms in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries III. Macro-Algonquian. There are also Fox [Meskwaki] examples in at least 6 folders ("Č and K," "L and M," "N and P," " Š and T," "Θ and ?" and "Specimens of Central Algonquian") of the many Comparative Algonquian notebooks in the same subseries (i.e., Macro-Algonquian). Finally, there is a copy of "Fox Grammar" (1952) by Joe E. Pierce in Series IV. Works by Others.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)

Language(s): English
Date: 1930-1938
Type:Text
Genre: Essays | Reports
Extent: 360 pages
Description: The materials in the ACLS collection relating generally to the study of the linguistics, and not to specific langauges, are located in the "Linguistics" section of the finding aid and consist of several essays and reports relating to issues such as transcriptions methodologies, psychology of language, language classification, and assessments of the state of the study of American indigenous languages in the 1930s.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Maya
Language(s): English
Date: 1939 and undated
Type:Text
Genre: Essays
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two items: Radin's undated "Aboriginal history of North America," an outline considering physical and archaeological evidences for various waves of migration to North America, and Whorf's "Remarks on Utaztecan and Macro-Penutian," a discussion of Utaztecan, Penutian, and Mayan and probable linguistic relationship.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Haida | Tlingit
Language(s): English | Haida | Tlingit
Date: Undated
Type:Text
Extent: 4 volumes (approximately 500 pages each)
Description: The Na-Dene materials in the ACLS collection consist of a 4 volume Comparative Na-Dene dictionary by Edward Sapir, found in the "Athapaskan" section of the finding aid. Volumes 1, 3, and 4 are comparative Na-Dene with provision for various Athabaskan languages and dialects, Haida, and Tlingit. Volume 2 is comparative Sino-Tibetan-Na-Dene with provision for entries in Sino-Tibetan languages, Dene, Haida, and Tlingit. Most pages in all volumes have only a few entries. Other Tlingit, Haida, and Dene materials in the ACLS collection are listed separately in this guide.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Chasta Costa | Shasta | Takelma | Tututni
Date: 1903-1904; 1906
Type:Text
Extent: 5 notebooks (approximately 120 pages each), 6 pages (sheet music), 36 loose pages
Description: The Takelma material in the ACLS consist primarily of materials found in the "Takelma" section of the finding aid. The bulk of this material is that recorded by Edward Sapir in 1903-1904, consisting of 5 filed notebooks with texts with English translations and medicine formulas (published in 1909) as well as paradigms and other grammatical notes. This material also contains sheet music with transcriptions of four Takelma songs and one each for Chasta Costa, Shasta, and Chinook Jargon. Remaining leaves are vocabulary notes made by H. H. St. Clair. In the "Penutian" section, there are also two sets of "Coos-Takelma-Penutian comparisons."
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Cochiti | Ohkay Owingeh
Alternate forms: San Juan Pueblo, Kotyit
Language(s): English | Tewa
Date: 1915, 1957
Type:Text
Extent: 28 pages
Description: The Tewa materials in the ACLS collection consist of two items in the "Tewa" section of the finding aid. One is a brief Tewa word list from 1915, recorded by Edward Sapir. The other is Kurath's "Cochiti and San Juan Pueblo songs," which consists of words, music, paraphrase of text, lists of ceremonial terms, and includes a list of contents of audio collection Mss.Rec.25, listed separately in this guide. Also includes a phonologic chart for Cochiti Keresan and Tewa-Tanoan. Some of this material may be culturally sensitive and reproduction restricted.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)