MS 2021 Material for linguistic relationships between the Coos, Siuslaw, and Alsea languages
MS 2516 Alsea and Lower Umpqua texts and notes
Farrand, Livingston, 1867-1939
Alsea texts (9 notebooks); ethnology, (1 book); Grammatical notes (1 book); Notes to texts, (4 books); traditions (2 books); Notes on Alsea language (2 books); General notes (1 book); translations of text (1 book). (Books 8 1/2 x 7 in. - average 80 pages each). Also index to grammatical text, Lower Umpqua.
MS 955-b Yakona Vocabulary
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Penciled notes in hands of G. Gibbs as follows: "Remote aff[iliation] with Kalawatse or Lower Umpqua."
MS 2919 Alsea texts
MS 955-a "Alseya and Yakoner" vocabulary
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
Note in hand of Milhau: "This is the language of all the coast Indians living between Cape Perpetua and Cape Foulweather and up the Alseya and Yakoner rivers." Note in hand of G. Gibbs: "Not Tinne, not Siusclau R."
MS 4800 James O. Dorsey papers
Reverend James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was a missionary and Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist who conducted extensive research on Siouan tribes and languages.The papers of James Owen Dorsey comprise mostly ethnographic and linguistic materials on various tribes of the Siouan language family as well as tribes from Siletz Reservation in Oregon. These materials include texts and letters with interlineal translations; grammar notes; dictionaries; drawings; and his manuscripts. In addition, the collection contains Dorsey's correspondence, newspaper clippings, his obituaries, and reprints.
MS 873 Lower Umpqua Vocabulary in Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages
In bound Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages, 1880, partly filled. Contains 801 terms.
Ives Goddard papers
The papers are a miscellany that includes linguistic and ethnographic fieldnotes (1964-2005), teaching materials, student papers, papers for scholarly meetings, and research materials. There are handouts for an introductory course on Algonquian and papers and notes on Arapaho linguistic history, Conoy linguistics (including a transcription of texts--Christian prayers copied from …
MS 4516 Philip Drucker papers
The processed material in this collection concerns work before 1955. Included are field notebooks, printed material, drafts of manuscripts, notes, catographic material, drawings, photograhs, writings, historical documents, and copies of United States government documents. Incorporated are notes (often comments and suggestion regarding Drucker's work) by Alfred Louis Kroeber, photographs of Nootka by R. Maynard, copies of papers by William Beynon and Viola Garfield, a catalog of an Alaskan Collection of Edward G. Fast, a field notebook relating to the British Columbia coast archeology survey by Richard King Beardsley, notes on Alsea by John Albert, and miscellaneous papers of various authors concerning Micronesia. The latter includes material by Harry K. Uyeharan on Angaur clan organization, J.E. Tobin on the Bikini, and George E. Thompson on education in American Samoa.
John Peabody Harrington papers
Harrington was a Bureau of American Ethnology ethnologist involved in the study of over one hundred American tribes. His speciality was linguistics. Most of the material concerns California, southwestern, northwestern tribes and includes ethnological, archeological, historical notes; writings, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, biological specimens, and other types of documents. Also of concern are general linguistics, sign language, writing systems, writing machines, and sound recordings machines. There is also some material on New World Spanish, Old World languages. In addition, there are many manuscripts of writings that Harrington sketched, partially completed, or even completed but never published. The latter group includes not only writings about anthropological subjects but also histories, ranging from a biography of Geronimo to material on the history of the typewriter. The collection incorporates material of Richard Lynch Garner, Matilda Coxe Stevenson, and others. In his field work, Harrington seems sometimes to have worked within fairly firm formats, this especially being true when he was "rehearing" material, that is in using an informant to verify and correct the work of other researchers. Often, however, the interviews with informants (and this seems to have been the case even with some "rehearings") seem to have been rather free form, for there is a considerable intertwining of subjects. Nevertheless, certain themes frequently appear in his work, including annotated vocabularies concerning flora and fauna and their use, topography, history and biography, kinship, cosmology (including tribal astronomy), religion and philosophy, names and observations concerning neighboring tribes, sex and age division, material culture, legends, and songs. The fullness of such materials seems to have been limited only by the time Harrington had to spend with a goup and the knowledge of his informants.