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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)

Chickasaw
Language(s): Chickasaw
Date: 1991-2006
Contributor: Munro, Pamela
Type:Text
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: William Bright kept Pamela Munro's Chickasaw translation of the book "Corduroy's Day" by Don Freeman.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Comanche
Language(s):
Date: 1994-1997, undated
Type:Text
Extent: 2 folders
Description: William Bright's Comanche language materials are in correspondence with Alice Anderton and Jean Charney (Series 1), including Comanche language lessons, floppy disks that may contain relevant material, and a 174-page lexicon from Casagrande's work “Comanche Linguistic Acculturation”.
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)

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 | 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)

Mi'kmaq
Alternate forms: Micmac
Language(s): French | Mi'kmaq
Date: 1814?
Type:Text
Genre: Grammars
Extent: 98 pages
Description: A teaching grammar, based on the manuscript grammar of Abbe Anthony S. Maillard, possibly by Rev. Joseph-Marie Bellenger. A grammar on Latin model, mostly on verb conjugations, but sections on orthography, nouns, pronouns, apparently incomplete, ends at "Verbe reciproque."
Collection: Instruction sur la langue Mickmaque (Mss.497.2.In75)

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)

Mixtec
Alternate forms: Mixteco
Language(s): Spanish | Mixtec
Type:Text
Extent: 1 folder
Description: Jane Rosenthal's only Mixtec materials are a set of short illustrated bilingual texts produced by Isidoro Santiago Ojeda and Lorenzo Martinez Ramirez (Series 5). The exact variety of Mixtec is not specified.
Collection: Jane M. Rosenthal Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.129)