A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Kansas forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.2: Geographical Categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Truman Michelson's handwritten notes on Kanza (Kansa) verbal paradigms.
173 entries in printed U. S. Geographical and Geological Survey "Comparative Vocabulary" form. Corrections of entries 92 and 93 by J. Owen Dorsey.
In Schedule of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages 1877. "Informant: A. W. Stubbs, Kaw interpreter." Manuscript includes corrections and annotations in crayon by J. Owen Dorsey.
In two copies of John Wesley Powell's Introduction to the Study of Indian Languages 1877, with 4L, in handwriting of A. S. Gatschet laid in. Includes marginal notes and additions (mostly in red ink) by J. Owen Dorsey.
Also correspondence regarding the manuscripts "Cist Graves of Kansas" (Park and Zimmerman); "The Allegwi-Pani, the cist grave Builders of Kansas and what they teach." Correspondence between Professor W.H. Holmes, F.W. Hodge, Gerard Fowke, Mark Zimmerman (White Cloud, Kansas), and Harry L. Keefe, (Walthill, Nebraska), Subject matter: mounds; morman ...
Relate to Apache, Kansa, Osage, Oto, [Winnebago ?], and Plains Indians, made at various locations, ca. 1880.
Marginal notes are in the handwriting of J. Owen Dorsey (in pencil and red crayon) and James Mooney (in pencil); title and title page in handwriting of A.S. Gatschet. Intended by Morgan as supplement No. 3 to "Houses and House Life of the American Aborigines," CNAE IV, 1881, but never printed.
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.