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Language(s): English | Shawnee | Miami-Illinois
Date: circa 1925-1967
Extent: 95 folders, 12 boxes, 1 reel
Description: There is a significant amount of Shawnee material in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. Materials are in both Subcollection I and Subcollection II. In Subcollection I, there are 4 boxes of Shawnee note cards (mostly vocabulary) and 2 folders of document notes (mostly linguistic notes, regarding transitive verbs, stems, phonology, etc.) in Series II. Card Files. Subseries III-A: Works Translated by Voegelin of Series III. Works by Voegelin contains two Shawnee texts that were translated and/or linguistically analyzed by Voegelin and which served as the basis of publications by Voegelin in the early 1950s: "Shawnee Episodes" (5 folders) and "Shawnee Laws" (44 folders of material) [see the finding aid for detailed descriptions of these materials]. Subseries III-B: Works Authored by Voegelin (also of Series III) contains files labeled "Basic Shawnee" and "Shawnee Morphology." There is a folder of linguistic notes (including a story in English) in "[Shawnee?]" and a list of tribal names in "Shawnee" in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A. Language Names. There is a file of "Unique Shawnee Texts" containing Mary Williams' responses to "English Through Pictures" in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-B: Texts. There are 37 Shawnee notebooks in Series VI. Notebooks. The notebooks date to 1934 and primarily contain texts, including many about the life of a consultant identified as F. D., "the way it used to be," and the way life was more recently in 1934 in Oklahoma. Most of the notebooks are accompanied by handwritten notes and typescripts of transcriptions in Shawnee and translations in English. Shawnee is also represented on the language maps created for Voegelin's publications on Algonquian languages in Series VII. Photographs, and there is a reel of Shawnee audio recording (a reading of the transcript of "Shawnee Laws") in Series VIII. Recordings [This item has been digitized and is available through the APS Digital Library]. In Subcollection II, there is relevant correspondence with Leonard Bloomfield (regarding Shawnee work with Mary Williams) in Series I. Correspondence; 2 folders of Shawnee grammatical notes made by working with Mary Williams, a folder of miscellaneous Shawnee notes, and 2 folders of Shawnee texts (26 texts in Shawnee and English, and additional material) in Series II. Research Notes, Subseries III. Macro-Algonquian; and 8 boxes of Shawnee linguistic materials in Series V. Card Files.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)