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Descriptive Summary

Title: William Everett Welmers Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1944-1980
Collection number: 1304
Creator: Welmers, William Everett, 1916-
Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
abstract: William Everett Welmers (1916-1988) was a professor of linguistics and African languages at UCLA, becoming emeritus professor in 1982. His publications include Igbo: a learner's dictionary (1968), African language structures (1973), and A grammar of Vai (1976). The collection consists of Welmers' professional papers, including tape recordings, research materials and notes, printed and manuscript writings, data, word lists, manuals, vocabulary notes, and papers by students and colleagues. The material reflects the relationship between his linguistic research and missionary activities, including information on aspects of linguistics, Central and Southern African history, classification of African languages, and specific African languages such as Igbo, Kpelle, Lugbara, and Yoruba.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Everett Welmers Papers (Collection 1304). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Professor William E. Welmars, 1982.

Biography

Welmers was born on April 4, 1916 in Orange City, Iowa; AB, Hope College, 1936; ThB and Th, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1939; Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, 1943; member, Lutheran Mission, Liberia, 1946-48 and 1954-55; linguistic research in Africa as fellow in the American Council of Learned Societies, 1948-50; visiting assistant professor of linguistics (1950-51) and acting associate professor (1951-54), Cornell University; associate professor, Kennedy School Missions, Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1955-60; in 1960 became professor of linguistics and African languages at UCLA, becoming emeritus professor in 1982; publications include Igbo: a learner's dictionary (1968), African language structures (1973), and A grammar of Vai (1976); he died in 1988.

Chronology

1916 Born on April 4 in Orange City, Iowa.
1936 Graduated summa cum laude from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a B.A.; majored in philosophy.
1939 Graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with ThB and ThM degrees.
1940 On June 21 married Beatrice Faye Fairbanks.
1943 Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Ph.D.
1943 Became pastor of the Knox Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1943-1946 Taught Chinese and Japanese languages to the United States Army's specialized training program.
1946-1948 Engaged in linguistic research and missionary work at the Lutheran Mission, Liberia.
1948-1950 Fellow in the American Council of Learned Societies. In this capacity engaged in linguistic research in what was then French West Africa, the Gold Coast, Dahomey, Nigeria and Eritrea. Drove from the westernmost to the easternmost point of Africa with his wife and children -- first family to drive from west to east Africa.
1950-1954 Assistant professor of linguistics and later associate professor of linguistics at Cornell University.
1954-1955 Returned to Liberia to work with Lutheran Mission.
1955-1960 Associate professor of linguistics at Kennedy School Missions, Hartford Seminary Foundation.
1959 Consultant to the U.S. Office of Education.
1960-1982 Professor of linguistics and African languages at the University of California, Los Angeles.
1967 Honored with Litt. D. by Hope College.
1972 Involved in research in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
1982 In the Fall quarter retired from full-time faculty status at the University of California, Los Angeles; became professor emeritus.
The previous history was compiled from:
  Jacobson, Leon C. “William E. Welmers: A biographical sketch and list of publications” in Larry M. Hyman, Leon C. Jacobson and Russell G. Schuh's (eds.) Papers In African Linguistics In Honor Of William E. Welmers, Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 6 (Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, African Studies Center) pp.vii-ix.
  Jaques Cattell Press, ed. Directory of American Scholars. 8th edition. New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1982 p.559.
  Wilkes, Deborah John. “Professor William Evert Welmers Interviewed.” African Studies Center Newsletter (Fall 1982) pp.3-9.
  Who's Who In America, 1982-83. 42nd ed. Chicago, IL: Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated, 1982 p.3522.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of professional papers, including tape recordings, research materials and notes, and printed and manuscript writings of Dr. Welmers, UCLA professor of linguistics and African languages. Includes data, word lists, manuals, vocabulary notes and other materials relating to various African languages, including tape recordings of Kpelle lessons and a card file of English-Vai word translations. Also includes papers by students and colleagues. The material reflects the relationship between his linguistic research and missionary activities, including information on aspects of linguistics, Central and Southern African history, classification of African languages, and specific African languages such as Igbo, Kpelle, Lugbara, and Yoruba.

Expanded Scope and Content

William Everett Welmers, retired professor of linguistics and African languages at UCLA, donated his papers on July 20, 1982, to the Department of Special Collections in the Library of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The collection consists of the donor's professional papers spanning the years from 1944 to 1980. The papers are open for use without restrictions.
This collection was processed and the register prepared by Nancy Korman and Barbara Orbach, Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
The William E. Welmers collection is comprised primarily of his professional papers, although products of his personal activities are reflected in Series 1 and his correspondence. While the papers cover the years 1944-1980, the bulk of the material relates to activities engaged in during the 1960s and 1970s. The major part of the collection consists of notes and research materials. This includes data, word lists, and papers by students and colleagues.
Several items in the collection bear no indication of date. This material is indicated by n.d. Items contained in each file have been left in their original order to indicate the way in which Welmers assembled the materials. The titles Welmers assigned to individual files are indicated in brackets.
Welmers' papers reveal his interest in linguistic principles and a number of African languages. Moreover, the material reflects the relationship between his linguistic research and missionary activities. The collection includes information on aspects of linguistics, Central and Southern African history, classification of African languages, and specific African languages such as Igbo, Kpelle, Lugbara and Yoruba.
For the most part, Welmers' file arrangement has been retained in establishing the three series. The first series is comprised of a few personal items, 1961, 1977; n.d. Series 2 contains Welmers' writings, 1944-1978. The last series consists of notes and research materials including tape recordings of Kpelle lessons, and a card file of English-Vai word translations.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  • Personal materials.
  • Writings by Welmers.
  • Notes and research materials.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Welmers, William Everett, 1916- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Linguistics--Faculty--Archival resources.
Linguists--United States--Archival resources.
African languages.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Personal Materials, [1961-1977 and n.d.]

Scope and Content Note

This series reveals the personal items Welmers kept in his files. Humorous articles written by B. Welmers, an ink drawing entitled, “Welmers Seminar,” and a photograph of Welmers are contained in the series. Also included are several poems written by Welmers. The series dates from 1961 to 1977, however, the majority of the material is undated. The series is arranged alphabetically by file name.
Box 1, Folder 1

Humor, 1977, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Poems, 1961, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

“Welmers Seminar;” ink drawing, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Welmers; photograph, n.d.

 

Writings, [1944-1978]

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 contains manuscripts and reprints of journal and encyclopedia articles, book reviews and papers written by Welmers; manuscripts and published books written by Welmers are also included. The series incorporates manuscripts and reprints of book reviews about Welmers' works as well. A sample of the journals in which Welmers' articles were published are found within this series. Correspondence from Welmers to business associates and colleagues as well as his research notes are interspersed among the writings. Manuscripts Welmers produced jointly with others are present. Of note are “A Start In Ewe” and “Gio: Structural Studies and Pedagogical Materials.” Two of Welmers most notable works are Igbo: A Learner's Dictionary and “Igbo: A Learner's Manual” written in collaboration with his wife. several or these writings reflect Welmers' missionary work and consulting activities for the U.S. government. The writings span the years from 1944 to 1978, although some gaps exist. They are arranged chronologically and thereunder alphabetically. All circa dates are based on actual publication dates listed in Jacobson's bibliography of Welmers' works Papers In African Linguistics In Honor of William E. Welmers.
Box 1, Folder 5

“Intensive Language Teaching”: Published journal article in University of Pennsylvania Bulletin, vol.44 (June 1944) p.257.

Box 1, Folder 6

“Science and Human Relations”: Published journal article in Christian Opinion, vol.3 (October 1945) p.7.

Box 1, Folder 7

“The Analysis and Teaching of Spoken Languages”: Published journal article in Christian Opinion, vol.3 (July 1946) p. 108.

Box 1, Folder 8-12

“Spoken Kpelle”: Manuscript, 1948.

Box 1, Folder 13

“That The World May Read”: Published journal article in Christian Opinion, vol.5 (Spring Issue 1948) p.68.

Box 1, Folder 14

Lesson, sequence for teaching Kpelle. n.d.

Note

[Added from backlog January 1998, dl]
Box 2, Folder 1

“African Languages and Christian Missions”: Published journal article in Civilisations, vol.3 (1953) p.545.

Box 2, Folder 2

“Analysis of Two Dialects Known as Jukun”: Manuscript, 1956.

Box 2, Folder 3

“African Languages”: Manuscript, December 1957.

Box 2, Folder 4

“The Mande Languages”: Reprint, 1958.

Box 2, Folder 5

“African Languages”: Manuscript, [ca. 1959].

Box 2, Folder 6

“Analyze or Flounder: A Study in Kpelle Syntax”: Manuscript, [ca. 1959].

Scope and Content Note

Report of the Tenth Annual Round Table Meeting on Linguistics and Language Studies, April 3-4, 1959.
Box 2, Folder 7

“Tonemics, Morphotonemics, and Tonal Morphemes”: Manuscript, [ca. 1959].

Box 2, Folder 8

“A Start In Ewe”: Manuscript (in collaboration with Gilbert Ansre); missing pages, 1960.

Box 2, Folder 9

“A Start In Ewe”: Manuscript (in collaboration with Gilbert Ansre); corrected copy, 1960.

Box 2, Folder 10

“Gio: Structural Studies and Pedagogical Materials”: Manuscript (in collaboration with Kenneth E. Griffes), 1960.

Box 2, Folder 11

“African Language Programs: Problems and Proposals”: Manuscript, [ca. 1961].

Box 2, Folder 12

“The Phonology of Kpelle”: Manuscript, [ca. 1962].

Box 2, Folder 13

“The Phonology of Kpelle”: Reprint, [ca. 1962].

Box 2, Folder 14

“Associative a and ka in Niger-Congo”: Manuscript, [ca. 1963].

Box 2, Folder 15

Review of Sierra Leone Language Review, no.1 (1962) by Welmers: Manuscript, [ca. 1962].

Box 2, Folder 16

Review of Sierra Leone Language Review, no.1 (1962) by Welmers: Reprint, [ca.1962].

Box 2, Folder 17

“African Languages”: Manuscript, June 3, 1963.

Box 2, Folder 18

Review of Joseph Greenberg's The Languages of Africa by Welmers: Manuscript, [ca. 1963].

Box 2, Folder 19

Review of Joseph Greenberg's The Languages of Africa by Welmers: Reprint, December 1963.

Box 2, Folder 20

“The Syntax of Emphasis In Kpelle”: Manuscript, [ca. 1964].

Box 2, Folder 21

“The West African Gourmet”: Manuscript (in collaboration with Bea Welmers), 1964.

Box 2, Folder 22

“Learning Yoruba In Nigeria”: Manuscript, July 1966.

Box 2, Folder 23

“Structural Notes: Urhobo”: Manuscript, July 29, 1966.

Box 2, Folder 24

“Yoruba Scripture Readings For Missionary Learners”: Manuscript, July 1966.

Box 3, Folder 1

“Igbo: A Learner's Manual”: Manuscript (in collaboration with Bea Welmers), 1968.

Box 3, Folder 2

Igbo: A Learner's Dictionary: Book written by Welmers (in collaboration with Bea Welmers), 1968.

Box 3, Folder 3

“African Languages and Literature”: Manuscript, July 24, 1969.

Box 3, Folder 4

“Language Change and Language Relationships In Africa”: Manuscript, [ca. 1970].

Box 3, Folder 5

“Language Change and Language Relationships In Africa”: Published journal article in Language Sciences, no.12 (1970) p.1.

Box 3, Folder 6

“The Morphology of Kpelle Nominals”: Manuscript, [ca. 1969].

Box 3, Folder 7

“Noun Modifiers in Igbo”: Manuscript (in collaboration with Bea Welmers), [ca. 1969].

Box 3, Folder 8

“Noun Modifiers in Igbo”: Abstract, [ca. 1969].

Box 3, Folder 9

Review of Gordon Innes' A Mende-English Dictionary by Welmers: Manuscript, [ca. 1970].

Box 3, Folder 10

Review of Gordon Innes' A Mende-English Dictionary by Welmers: Reprint, [ca. 1971].

Box 3, Folder 11

Review of Kwesi Dickson and Paul Ellingworth's Biblical Revelation And African Beliefs: Manuscript, [ca. 1971].

Box 3, Folder 12

Review of John Spencer's The English Language in West Africa by Welmers: Manuscript, [ca. 1971].

Box 3, Folder 13

Review of G.C. Oosthuizen's Post-Christianity In Africa by Welmers: Manuscript, [ca. 1971].

Box 3, Folder 14

Review of G.C. Oosthuizen's Post-Christianity In Africa by Welmers: Published journal article in The Reformed Journal, vol.31 (January 1971) p.30.

Box 3, Folder 15

Review of David Dalby's Language And History In Africa by Welmers: Manuscript, [ca. 1972].

Box 3, Folder 16

Review of David Dalby's Language And History In Africa by Welmers: Reprint, January 31, 1972.

Box 3, Folder 17

Review of Welmers' African Language Structures by William R. Leben: Manuscript, [ca. 1974].

Box 3, Folder 18

Review of Welmers' African Language Structures by Siegmund Brauner: Reprint, 1976.

Box 3, Folder 19

“Manya”: Manuscript, 1974.

Box 4, Folder 1

“A Vai-English Dictionary (Preliminary Draft)”: Manuscript in collaboration with C.K. Kandakai), July 1974.

Box 4, Folder 2

“Historical Implications of the Vai Consonant System”: Manuscript, [ca. 1975].

Box 4, Folder 3

“Historical Implications of the Vai Consonant System”: Manuscript, [ca. 1975].

Box 4, Folder 4

“Historical Implications of the Vai Consonant System”: Manuscript, 1975.

Box 4, Folder 5-6

“A Grammar of Vai”: Manuscript, 1975.

Box 4, Folder 7

Review of Welmers' A Grammar of Vai by Gordon Innes: a published review, 1978.

Physical Description: (Photocopy)
Box 4, Folder 8

“Initial Consonants In Niger-Kordofanian Noun Class Affixes”: Manuscript, [ca. 1976].

Box 4, Folder 9

“Initial Consonants In Niger-Kordofanian Noun Class Affixes”: Reprint, [ca. 1976].

Box 4, Folder 10

“Mood In Dewoin”: Manuscript, [ca. 1976].

Box 4, Folder 11

Review of J. Ronayne Cowan and Russell G. Schuh's Spoken Hausa by Welmers: Manuscript, [ca. 1976].

Box 4, Folder 12

“African Languages”: Manuscript, [ca. 1978].

 

Notes and Research Materials

Scope and Content Note

The files are divided into four subseries: those dealing with linguistic principles, those concerning African history, those relating to African languages in general, and those pertaining to specific African languages. Papers written by Welmers' students and colleagues, drills for teaching foreign languages, a bibliography of works on historical and comparative linguistics and some notes from two of Welmers' seminars are contained in the subseries dealing with linguistic principles. The subseries concerning African history includes a paper by Welmers and photocopies of published articles and papers by others. An index and papers written by students and colleagues comprise the subseries pertaining to African languages in general. The files which relate to specific African languages consist of “organized” and “raw” data, dissertations by students, drills for teaching specific African languages, correspondence to Welmers from colleagues and business associates, holograph notes by Welmers, maps, newsletters, printed “fill-in” forms, papers by students and colleagues, word lists, photocopies of others' published articles, a teacher's manual, and a bibliography of Liberian languages. Tape recordings of Kpelle drills produced by Welmers as well as a card file of English-Vai word translations are included in the subseries.
The subseries relating to linguistic principles, African history, and African languages in general are arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder chronologically. Since there is no consensus among linguists on how to classify African languages, specific languages, language groups, and dialects are arranged alphabetically by name and then chronologically.
The series covers the years from 1948 to 1980, with the bulk of the material falling in the decades of the 1960s and 70s. Some gaps do exist.
 

Linguistic Principles

Box 5, Folder 1

Drills For Phonetic Facility, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 2

Historical and Comparative Linguistics, [post 1971].

Box 5, Folder 3

Referential Opacity, June 1972.

Box 5, Folder 4

Seminar On Tone, October 10, 24, 1972.

Box 5, Folder 5

Universals Of Grammar, 1963.

Box 5, Folder 6

Universals Of Tone Rules, November 1, 1972.

Box 5, Folder 7

Vowel Theory, March 21, 1964.

 

African History

Box 5, Folder 8

A Linguist Dabbles In History, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 9

Settlement In Central and Southern Africa (ca. 1000 B.C.-500 A.D.), n.d.

Box 5, Folder 10

South African History, A.D. 100-1500, April 1972.

 

African Languages - General

Box 5, Folder 11

A Background In African Languages, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 12

African Language Problems, February 8, 19, 1962.

Box 5, Folder 13

History of Classification of African Languages, 1808-1915; February 10, 1964.

Box 5, Folder 14

Languages Listed By Political Unit, February 1971.

Box 5, Folder 15

Languages of Africa, 1959, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 16

Languages of Africa, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 17

Languages of Africa, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 18

Studies In African Linguistics: Index to vol.1-3, 1970-1972.

 

African Languages - Specific

Box 6, Folder 1

Bambara, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 2

Bandi, October 19, 1965, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 3

Bantu, Central, February 11, 1970.

Box 6, Folder 4

Bantu [Walusimbi-Extension], Winter 1970.

Box 6, Folder 5

Bantu [Bantu (Cole)], n.d.

Box 6, Folder 6

Bantu [Bantu Maps], n.d.

Box 6, Folder 7

Bantu [Bantu-History], 1968, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 8

Baoule, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 9

Bassa, [post 1962].

Box 6, Folder 10

Bassa [Bassa Phonology], September, October 22, 1975.

Box 6, Folder 11

Bassar, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 12

Benue-Congo, 1968-March 31, 1969, May, December, 1969, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 13

Berber [Berber Nouns (Penchoen)], n.d.

Box 6, Folder 14

Bini, May 1964, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 15

Bini, Summer 1964, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 16

Bobo-Fing, November 1961.

Box 6, Folder 17

Boki, November 1, 1967, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 18

Boki [Boki Concord-Springer], August 21, 1968.

Box 6, Folder 19

Boki [Welmers-Information for Research], n.d.

Box 6, Folder 20

Bulu [Bulu, Pila Notes], n.d.

Box 6, Folder 21

Chadic; includes material on Mandara, Higi, Margi, Tera, Ngizim, Dera, Hausa. [Schuh: Chadic Vowels & Tones], December 10, 1971.

Box 6, Folder 22

Dagbani, January 1969.

Box 6, Folder 23

Dé [De-Raw Data], July 21, 30, August 1, 1975; n.d.

Box 6, Folder 24

Dé [De-Organised Data], July 21-22, 26, 30-31, August 2, 27, 1975.

Box 6, Folder 25

Dewoin [Dewoin-Mortredt], August 19,1976.

Box 6, Folder 26

Dewoin [Dewoin Verbal System], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 1

Dho-Luo, January 21, April 6, 1970.

Box 7, Folder 2

Dyula; includes material on Bamako, Kankan, Dabakala, Bambara. [Bambara, “Dyula”], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 3

Edo, April 15, 1979, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 4

Efik [On The Non-Universality Of Questions], 1965.

Box 7, Folder 5

Efik [Efik-Cook], March 20, December 24, 1969.

Box 7, Folder 6

Ewe [A Start In Ewe], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 7

Fulani, 1954-55, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 8

Gio [A Start In Gio], 1959.

Box 7, Folder 9

Gio [A Start In Gio], 1960.

Box 7, Folder 10

Godie [Godie Morphonology] Fall 1975.

Box 7, Folder 11

Godie [Godie Noun Classes], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 12

Gola, December 1971, April 5, 1974, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 13

Gola [Gola Grammar], January 1975.

Box 7, Folder 14

Gola [Gola Phonology], February 1975.

Box 7, Folder 15

Gola; includes material on Vai.September 1974, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 16

Gola; includes material on Kissi, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 17

Hausa [Hausa Plurals], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 18

Idomo; includes material on Fante, Central Kambari, Ijo-Kolokuma. [ Idomo-Akpoto-Iyala], August 15, 1957, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 19

Igbo [Igbo Color Terms: J. Ravenhill], April, September 10,1973.

Box 7, Folder 20

Igbo [Hyman: The Great Igbo Tone Shift], [1970s?].

Box 7, Folder 21

Igbo [Igbo Conversations], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 22

Igbo [Igbo-Lexical Notes], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 23

Igbo [Igbo-Miscellaneous], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 24

Igbo [Igbo-Miscellaneous], n.d.

Box 7, Folder 25

Ijo; includes material on Yoruba, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 26

Jukun [Jukun-Margaret Dykstra], March 25, April 17, August 24, 1956.

Box 7, Folder 27

Jukun [Evenhouse: Wapan], n.d.

Box 8, Folder 1

Jukun [Jukun Problems], n.d.

Box 8, Folder 2

Jukun [Jukun, Phonemics Problems], n.d.

Box 8, Folder 3

Jukun [Jukun Drills], n.d.

Box 8, Folder 4

Jukun, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 5

Kikongo, 1961, September 25, 1962, February 21, 1963, 1964: n.d.

Box 8, Folder 6

Kikongo, April, May, 1964; n.d.

Box 8, Folder 7

Kimbundu [Kimbundu Data], n.d.

Box 8, Folder 8

Kissi [Kissi-Raw Data], February, March 11,13-15,18, 1974; n.d.

Box 8, Folder 9

Kissi [Kissi-Organized Data], March 11,12,17, June 4, 1974; n.d.

Box 8, Folder 10

Kissi [Kissi Phonology], n.d.

Box 8, Folder 11

Kongo-Saharan [Gregerson: Kongo-Saharan], n.d.

Box 8, Folder 12

Kongo-Saharan [Gregerson: Kongo-Saharan], [ca. 1972].

Box 8, Folder 13

Konkomba, May 21, 1969.

Box 8, Folder 14

Kono [Kono], August 27, 1974, September 4-11,16, 1975; n.d.

Box 8, Folder 15

Kpelle [Kpelle-English], [1948], 1961.

Note

(See also Box 14)
Box 8, Folder 16

Kpelle, n.d.

Note

(See also Box 14)
Box 8, Folder 17

Kpelle [Kpelle Dictionary], n.d.

Note

(See also Box 14)
Box 8, Folder 18

Kpelle; includes material on Loma, Mende.n.d.

Box 8, Folder 19

Kpelle; includes material on Loma, Mende.n.d.

Box 8, Folder 20

Krahn, February 12, July 4, 10, 1974.

Box 8, Folder 21

Krahn [Krahn Phonology], [post 1973].

Box 9, Folder 1

Kru [Kru: David T. Rickard], August 1970.

Box 9, Folder 2

Kru [Kru Tone-Nancy Lightfout], [post 1970].

Box 9, Folder 3

Kru [Kru Survey], July 1974.

Box 9, Folder 4

Kru, February 25-28, 1974; n.d.

Box 9, Folder 5

Kru [Kru Group], October, November 4, 1974, November 4, December 18, 1975; n.d.

Box 9, Folder 6

Kru, December 19, 1976, January-April, June 1977.

Box 9, Folder 7

Kru [Marchese], Winter 1977; n.d.

Box 9, Folder 8

Kru, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 9

Kru [Kru Group: counts, etc.], n.d.

Box 9, Folder 10

Kru [Kru Group: word lists], n.d.

Box 9, Folder 11

Kru [Maps], n.d.

Box 9, Folder 12

Kuwaa, 1976.

Box 9, Folder 13

Kuwaa, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 14

Kuwaa [Kuwaa Phonology], n.d.

Box 9, Folder 15

Kwa; includes material on Yoruba, Bini, Igbo, Efik, and Tiv. [5 Kwa Igs - 200 words], n.d.

Box 9, Folder 16

Liberian Languages; includes material on Mande languages. [Liberian Languages: “T.I.L.L.”], 1958, February 1, 22, April, 1974, June 21, 1976, May 4, 1977; n.d.

Box 9, Folder 17

Ligbi [Ligbi-Welmers], October 1975.

Box 9, Folder 18

Ligbi, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 19

Loma, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 20

Lonkundo [Drills for Developing Phonetic Facility], Summer 1962; n.d.

Box 10, Folder 1

Lugbara, [ante 1978].

Box 10, Folder 2

Lugbara, [ante 1978].

Box 10, Folder 3

Lugbara, August-October 1978; n.d.

Box 10, Folder 4

Lugbara, December 1978-April 1979.

Box 10, Folder 5

Lugbara, April, July-October 1979.

Box 10, Folder 6

Lugbara, August 1974, February 17, March 1978; n.d.

Box 11, Folder 1

Lugbara, January 9 - February 1978; n.d.

Box 11, Folder 2

Lugbara, April-July 1978.

Box 11, Folder 3

Lugbara, 1980; n.d.

Box 11, Folder 4

Mande, Northern [Northern Mande-Long], [post 1971].

Box 11, Folder 5

Mande, Northern [Northern Mande-Bimson], Spring 1975.

Box 11, Folder 6

Mande, Southwest; includes material on Kpelle, Loma, Mende, Bandi, Susu, Bambara, P.W.M., Busa. November 16, 1961, February 16, 1962, [post 1971]; n.d.

Box 11, Folder 7

Mande, Southwest; includes material on Kpelle, Loma, Mende. [S.W. Mande Hist. Morphonmes 1961], Summer 1961.

Box 11, Folder 8

Mande, Southwest [SWM Consonants], [post 1971].

Box 11, Folder 9

Mande, Southwest [S.W. Mande], April 17, 1975; n.d.

Box 11, Folder 10

Mande, Southwest [SWM-Initial Consonants], n.d.

Box 11, Folder 11

Mande, Southwest, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 12

Maninka, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 13

Mankwen, Summer 1967.

Box 11, Folder 14

Mano, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 15

Manya, April -May 1974.

Box 12, Folder 1

Manya, April 18, June 21-22, July 23, August 23, 1974; n.d.

Box 12, Folder 2

Manya, August 6, 11, 14, 28, 1975; n.d.

Box 12, Folder 3

Manya, July 21, 1978.

Box 12, Folder 4

Manya; includes material on Bambara. [Manya: Tonal Inversions] n.d.

Box 12, Folder 5

Mende, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 6

Ndoro, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 7

Ngbandi, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 8

Niger-Congo, January 3, 1953; n.d.

Box 12, Folder 9

Niger-Congo, January 10, February 21, March 4, 1968; n.d.

Box 12, Folder 10

Niger-Congo, April 24, May 1, 8, 12, 13, June, 1968; n.d.

Box 12, Folder 11

Niger-Congo, January 26-27, 1974.

Box 12, Folder 12

Pila, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 13

Quiotepec Chinantec [Nasals: Quiotepec Chinantec], n.d.

Box 12, Folder 14

Seme, 1966.

Box 12, Folder 15

Senari, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 16

Senufo [Senufo Dialects], June 18, 1957, January 2, 1973.

Box 12, Folder 17

Senufo, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 18

Susu, 1960.

Box 12, Folder 19

Suto; includes material on Luganda. [Suto, Ganda], n.d.

Box 12, Folder 20

Tchien, December 9, 1975.

Box 12, Folder 21

Thagicũ: Proto-Thagicũ [Bennett: Proto-Thagicũ], [post 1973].

Box 12, Folder 22

Tigum, [post 1949].

Box 12, Folder 23

Tiv, n.d.

Box 13, Folder 1

Tswana, 1963.

Box 13, Folder 2

Urhobo [Urhobo-Notes], n.d.

Box 13, Folder 3

Vai [Vai: Raw Data], March 19-22,26,28-29, May 6,10, June 26-27, 1974; n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 4

Vai [Vai: Continuation 1974], May 20, 22, June 1974; n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 5

Vai [Vai: Organized Data], March 13, August 1974; n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 6

Vai [Vai -New Data 1975], June 16, 19, 30, 1975; n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 7

Vai [Vai: Tom Wheeler] n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 8

Vai [Vai: m-nuta kpo-lo-e], n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 9

Vai [Subordinates - Vai], n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 10

Vai [Vai - Glottochronology], n.d.

Note

(See also Box 15)
Box 13, Folder 11

Wan [Wan(Nwa)-p. Ravenhill], December 24, 1972, May 7, 1973, July 22, 1973, September 6, 1973.

Box 13, Folder 12

Yala [Armstrong-Yala (Ikom)], [Post March 1967].

Box 13, Folder 13

Yoruba, June 3, 1968.

Box 13, Folder 14

Yoruba, [Silverstein: Yoruba-Igala Consonants], Fall 1969.

Box 13, Folder 15

Yoruba, [Stahlke: Yoruba n/1], October 20, 1970.

Box 13, Folder 16

Yoruba, n.d.

 

Tape Recordings: Kpelle Lessons, 1956, 1957, 1959.

Physical Description: (7½ half track, 12.5 cm.)
Box 14

Reel 1 Lesson 1: October 22, 1956.

Physical Description: (16 min.)
Box 14

Reel 2 Lesson 2: October 24, 1956.

Physical Description: (12 min. 25 sec.)
Box 14

Reel 3 Lesson 3 (Drills 1-3): October 25, 1956.

Physical Description: (13 min. 45 sec.)
Box 14

Reel 4 Lesson 3 (Drills 4-5): October 30, 1956.

Physical Description: (12 min. 35 sec.)
Box 14

Reel 5 Lesson 4: February 8, 1957.

Physical Description: (15 min. 15 sec.)
Box 14

Reel 6 Lesson 5: February 8, 1957.

Physical Description: (11 min. 55 sec.)
Box 14

Reel 7 Lesson 6-7A: February 22, 1957.

Physical Description: (16 min.)
Box 14

Reel 8 Lesson 7B-8B: February 22, 1957.

Physical Description: (14 min. 55 sec.)
Box 14

Reel 9 Lesson 8C-9: February 25, 1959.

Box 14

Reel 10 Lesson 10: February 25, 1959.

Box 15

Card File: English-Vai word translations; arranged alphabetically, n.d.

Physical Description: (on 3 × 5 slips of paper)