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Creators:
Rankin, Robert Louis, 1939-
Dates:
1886, 1914, 1956-2011
Size:
31.77 Linear feet (55 boxes, 1 map folder)
196 Sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2014-16
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The Robert Rankin papers, 1886, 1914, 1956-2011, document his field work, research, and professional activities, primarily in relation to his work studying American Indian languages. Rankin was professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. The collection consists of sound recordings, field notebooks, vocabulary lists and bibliographies, dictionaries, research files, slip files, word lists, correspondence, ephemera, notes, readings and reprints, writings, drafts, and teaching materials. This includes materials from Rankin's work with the last native speakers of the Quapaw and Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) languages and subsequent research, writings, and collaborations with tribes and fellow linguists.