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Cup'ik | Yupik
Alternate forms: Yup'ik
Language(s): English | Cup'ik, Chevak
Date: 1977-1978
Extent: 7 audiocassettes (9 hr., 56 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings of the Chevak Cup'ik language made in Chevak, Alaska by Anthony C. Woodbury. Includes autobiographical stories and historical accounts, including a story of the Yukon Wars, tales, accounts of traditional ways, and recordings made in Chevak's Qaygiq, containing conversation, songs, and stories.  (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: Central Alaskan Yup'ik, Chevak dialect (Mss.Rec.113)

Shawnee | Seneca
Language(s): English | Shawnee
Date: 1700s-1989
Extent: 40 linear feet
Description: This collection consists almost entirely of photocopies of secondary and primary materials relating to Shawnee history and culture, and the history of the Ohio River region. The majority of the materials are copies of published sources, from the 18th to 20th century, with Stevens' notes on them. The collection is organized according to the topics by which Stevens kept his copies and notes, covering a very broad range of subject matter.
Collection: Harry Stevens Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.99)

Abenaki | Mi'kmaq | Penobscot
Language(s): English | Abenaki, Eastern
Date: 1669; 1678; 1725-1796; 1809-1884; 1900-1995
Extent: 12 linear feet; 3 hrs. (audio)
Description: The Penobscot materials in the Frank Siebert Papers are concentrated in Series III. Siebert collected census material, treaties and treaty minutes, placenames, with a strong representation of songs, stories, and linguistic materials. There are detailed notes about Indian claims in Maine and genealogical information. There are also educational materials for the teaching of the Penobscot language as well as a wealth of information on Penobscot linguistics. Series V, Siebert's notebooks, have extensive grammatical, phonetic, and vocabulary of the Penobscot language. Both Series III and V reflect Siebert's deep interest in the history of Maine and the Eastern Abenaki including archaeological, pre-history, and colonial era documents such as the Eliot Bible, which Siebert owned a rare copy in his library, which was sold at auction. Series VI and VII contain various drafts of essays on Penobscot culture, language, and history. Series XII contains approximately 3 hours of Penobscot language recordings, primarily from the 1930s and 1950s.
Collection: Frank Siebert Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.97)

Tlingit | Tsimshian
Language(s): English | Tlingit
Date: 1950
Genre: Songs | Stories
Extent: 1 wire recording (43 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Tlingit recordings made on 1 wire spool in Angoon, Alaska, 21 June 1950, by Frederica de Laguna and Catherine McClellan. Text, "How Angoon was destroyed in 1882"; translation on typed sheets made by native from recording. Song of the Raven Hat. Three "Tsimshian" songs. The recordings were made by wire recorder loaned by Wenner-Gren Foundation; research the result of funds from the Arctic Institute of North America. (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 recordings made in Angoon, Alaska (Mss.Rec.15)

Haudenosaunee | Tuscarora
Alternate forms: Iroquois
Language(s): English | Tuscarora
Date: 1948-1949
Extent: 30 open reel tapes (14 hr., 38 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Recorded by Anthony Wallace in 1948 and 1949 at the Tuscarora Reservation in Niagara County, New York. Contains folkloric stories, tribal histories (especially relating to the 18th and 19th centuries), autobiographical stories, reminiscences, Vocabularies, and descriptions of tribal government, organizations, and customs. Almost all stories are given in both Tuscarora and English. Originally recorded on 16 wire spools, transfered to open reel tape in 1950. (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: Tuscarora material (Mss.Rec.2)

Ladino | Tzotzil | Maya
Language(s): Tzotzil
Date: 1963-1972
Extent: 26 sound tape reels (43 hr., 54 min.)
Description: NOTE: This guide entry only describes the audio collection (formerly call number Mss.SMs.Coll.15), which has been merged with recently processed manuscripts materials to form the Victoria R. Bricker Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.178). This entry does not reflect manuscript materials or any understanding of the audio since receiving the manuscript materials, and is in the process of being updated. Field recordings made in Chiapas in Tzotzil communities including Chamula, Chenalhó, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Zinacantán. These recordings include research conducted in relation to Bricker's book "Ritual Humor in Highland Chiapas." These include recordings of ritual humor and performances surrounding religious festivals, joke texts, songs, and Tzotzil language exercises.
Collection: Victoria R. Bricker Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.178)

Ho-Chunk | Menominee
Alternate forms: Menomini, Winnebago
Language(s): English | Ho-Chunk
Date: 1959
Extent: 14 sound tape reels (13 hr., 54 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Ho-Chunk songs and stories, primarily given in Ho-Chunk only. Includes stories on a variety of topics, including traditional stories, historical events, and discussions of ceremonies and traditional lifeways. Also includes linguistic elicitations sessions for words and phrases, as well as re-readings of Ho-Chunk texts published by Paul Radin. Most of the recordings contains a continuous background hum. Copies made by Gerd Fraenkel of his own original tapes held at the Archives of Languages of the World, Indiana University. (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: Winnebago Texts (Mss.Rec.29)