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Alternate forms: Alibamu, Coushatta
Date: 1995, 1998, 1999
Extent: 35 pages
Description: The Alabama materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 2 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under William L. Ramsey and Sheri Marie Shuck. The Ramsey materials consists of a report on archival research toward a doctoral thesis on the Yamasee war (10 p.); appendix of villages listed in "Relation de la Louisiane" (4 p.); appendix of materials copied from the South Caroliniana Library (20 p.). The Shuck materials consist of a report (1 p.) on research at archives in Austin, Texas, on the "cultural, social, political, and economic facets" of the Alabamas and Coushattas (Kousatis), including their relationships with colonizers.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Contributor: Siebert, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), 1912-1998 | Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950 | Susman, Amelia, 1915- | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967
Extent: Circa 2,300 slips, and 1 notebook
Description: The Catawba materials in the ACLS collection consist of three items found in the "Catawba" section of the finding aid. There is one notebook by Morris Swadesh (item X1.2, "Catawba field notes") containing texts, vocabularies, grammatical notes, and a Catawba "letter to Speck". This also includes 2 pages of unidentified "Alaskan Eskimo" mixed in (probably Unaaliq). There are two Catawba lexicons: one by Amelia Susman (item X1.1), containing approximatetly 1,000 slips and organized by stems, based upon Frank Speck's "Catawba Texts" (1934); and another (item X1.3, "Catawba vocabulary") by an unidentified compiler (possibly Frank Siebert), also based on Speck and unpublished materials.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Contributor: McDavid, Raven Ioor
Extent: 1 folder
Description: In Subcollection II, Series, I, see letter from Raven McDavid to Voegelin detailing Catawba fieldwork and reporting his impression of the language and community at that time.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Culture: Catawba | Houma | Pamunkey | Cheraw | Yuchi | Cherokee | Innu | Naskapi | Dakota | Wateree | Creek | Shawnee | Haudenosaunee | Tutelo | Powhatan
Alternate forms: Montagnais-Naskapi, Sioux, Iroquois
Contributor: Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950 | Milling, Chapman J. (Chapman James), 1901-1981 | Rights, Douglas L. (Douglas LeTell), 1891-1956 | Speck, Florence I. | Weitluner, R. J. | Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958 | Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930 | Cadwalader, John | Haas, Mary R. (Mary Rosamond), 1910-1996 | Newsome, Albert Ray, 1894-1951 | Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie, 1903-1988 | Voegelin, C. F. (Charles Frederick), 1906-1986 | Fenton, William N., (William Nelson), 1908-2005 | Broom, Leonard | Schaeffer, Claude E. | Hallowell, A. Irving (Alfred Irving), 1892-1974 | Red Thunder Cloud, 1919- | Blue, Samuel Taylor, 1872-1959 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967 | Keiser, Albert | Blue, Leola | West Long, Will, 1870-1947 | Climbing Bear | Harris, Mrs. Nettle O. | Harris, Mrs. R. L.
Genre: Correspondence | Essays | Notes | Bibliographies | Notebooks | Charts | Vocabularies | Stories
Extent: 21 folders
Description: Materials relating to Speck's study of Catawba history, language, and culture. This includes Speck's correspondence with indigenous consultants such as Red Thunder Cloud, Chief Sam Blue, and Leola Blue (Catawba) and Will West Long and Climbing Bear (Cherokee); correspondence with other anthropologists and linguists, such as John Reed Swanton, William N. Fenton, Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin, C.F. Voegelin, Morris Swadesh, A. I. Hallowell, Mary Haas, and others; genealogies of twentieth-century Catawba consultants; a Catawba bibliography; notes on topics including Catawba division of time, travel and expedition, food resources, racial status in the South, and notes, possibly for a lecture, titled "The Catawba-A Small Nation Deflated"; a University of Pennsylvania student's essay on Catawba tribal correspondence with J. Walter Fewkes about Speck's Catawba field trips; field notebooks devoted to ethnologic notes, vocabulary, texts, songs, and other linguistic and cultural data; and collections of notes devoted to Catawba language and texts, general ethnological notes, and miscellaneous notes. Some of the notes and notebooks and much of the correspondence mentions other indigenous groups as well.
Collection: Frank G. Speck Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.126)
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Lenape
Contributor: Bull, William, 1683-1755 | Gooch, William, Sir, 1681-1751 | Lee, Thomas, 1690-1750 | Logan, James, 1674-1751 | Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775 | Thomas, George, 1695?-1774 | Catawba chiefs | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Glen, James, 1701-1777
Subject: Warfare | Diplomacy | Pennsylvania--History | South Carolina--History | United States--History--King George's War, 1744-1748 | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France)
Extent: 19 items
Description: Correspondence between James Logan, other royal and propriety officials, and various native groups regarding Indian affairs. Topics include Catawba relations with Cherokees, Six Nations, and other Indian groups; Catawba relations with various colonies; efforts to preserve peace among Britain's native allies; fears about effect of inter-Native warfare during King George's War; and efforts to arrange a peace treaty between the Catawbas and Six Nations. Individuals mentioned include Schermerhorn and Conrad Weiser.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)
Contributor: Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950
Subject: Religion | Folklore | Medicine | Social life and customs | Economic conditions | South Carolina--History
Extent: Circa 500 pages
Description: Catawba texts concerning myths, history, birds, reptiles, signs and omens, remedies, marriage, poverty, industry, food, charms, and taboos. The texts have both free and interlinear English translations. See also Speck, Catawba Texts (Columbia University Contributions to Anthropology, vol. 24; New York, 1934).
Collection: Catawba texts (Mss.497.3.Sp3)
Contributor: Collinson, Peter, 1694-1768 | Johnson, William, 1715-1774 | Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806 | Stiles, Ezra, 1727-1795 | Kent, Benjamin, 1708-1788 | Timothy, Peter, 1725?-1782 | La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, duc de, 1743-1792 | Morgan, George, 1743-1810 | Bancroft, Edward, 1744-1821
Subject: United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Land transfers | Land claims | Medicine | Mounds | Kentucky--History | Québec (Province)--History | South Carolina--History
Extent: 9 items
Description: Letters between various correspondents regarding Indian affairs. Topics include French intrigues during Seven Years' War era; sale of liquor to Indians and consequent disorders; relations with western Indians and action needed by Congress of Confederation in early national period; ancient fortifications discovered at the junction of Muskingum and Ohio, as well as in Kentucky; South Carolina governor's bad management of Indian affairs; discovery of root which cures gout; land sales and grants; Indians' title to lands, implications of papal decrees and Quebec Act.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)
Contributor: Martin, Judy Canty
Extent: 229 pages
Description: A detailed history of 5 Catawba families, primarily during the late-19th and 20th century, including genealogical information, family photographs, and copies of newspaper clippings.
Collection: Genealogy of the Western Catawba (Mss.SMs.Coll.26)
Subject: United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 | Warfare | Government relations | South Carolina--History | Military history
Extent: 2 reels
Description: These concern James Glen, Governor of South Carolina from 1743 to 1756, and John Forbes, Colonel and later Brigadier General in the British Forces stationed in North America. There are references to South Carolina politics and government, Indian policy, the French and Indian War, and Forbes' expedition. From originals in the Dalhousie Muniments, Scottish Record Office, General Register House, Edinburgh.
Collection: Papers relating to America in the Dalhousie Muniments, 1748-1759 (Mss.Film.1231)
Alternate forms: Saponny
Subject: Botany | Folklore | Geography | Health | Religion | North Carolina--History | Travel | Virginia--History | Warfare | South Carolina--History
Extent: 1 volume
Description: A finished copy, probably earlier than the Westover manuscript, from which this varies slightly. Byrd interpolated into the narrative of his tour remarks on Indian customs, religion, warfare, trade, in addition to observations on his Saponi guides. Several pages added in 1817 in hand of Nicholas Trist. Printed (from Westover manuscript) in Boyd (1929). See also Woodfin (1944).
Collection: The history of the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina (Mss.975.5.B99h)