American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society [ACLS Collection]

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American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society [ACLS Collection], 1853, 1882-1959

American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society [ACLS Collection]

1853, 1882-1959

The Collection of the American Council of Learned Societies Committee of Native American Languages is one of the largest and most significant primary resources for study of the indigenous languages of North America. Beginning with the creation of the Committee in 1927, and periodically added to since by the APS, the collection has grown to over 80 linear feet of material representing at least 166 languages and dialects from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The formats range from field notes and ethnographic texts to slip files, vocabularies, lexica, and grammars, and dozens of linguists and Native consultants are represented. Although most of the material was collected in the 1920s and 1930s, a significant number of items have been added that extends the range of dates represented backward into the 1880s and forward in the late 1950s.

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Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950

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Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955

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Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967

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Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958

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Hoijer, Harry, 1904-1976

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Olbrechts, Franz M.

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Haile, Berard, 1874-1961

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Angulo, Jaime de

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Sturtevant, Edgar H. (Edgar Howard), 1875-1952

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Harrington, John Peabody

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Jacobs, Melville, 1902-1971

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Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938

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American Council of Learned Societies. Committee on American Native Languages

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Formed in 1927 under the initiative of Franz Boas, Edward Sapir, and other academic linguists, the Committee on Native American Languages of the American Council of Learned Societies was charged with documenting the endangered languages of indigenous Americans. Wielding grants to encourage research, the Committee was chaired by Boas and staffed by Manuel J. Andrade, Jaime de Angulo, Roland B. Dixon, Pliny E. Goddard, Bernard Haile, John P. Harrington, Harry Hoijer, Melville Jacobs, Diamond Jenne...

Andrade, Manuel José, 1885-1941

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