Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
193 documents - page 1 of 10

MS 7402 Letters to Charles Hockett regarding Algonquian linguistics

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Addressee:
Hockett, Charles Francis  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1937-1938
Scope and Contents:
One letter, of November 29, 1937, is a response by Michelson on being informed of "the reflex of nt" and the later one, of February 11, 1938, is a response relating to "Proto-Ojibwa group Algonquian phonology."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7402
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7402, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7402
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7402

MS 2009-15 May Mayko Ebihara oral history interviews with anthropologists

Creator:
Ebihara, May, 1934-2005  Search this
Interviewee:
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Conklin, Harold C., 1926-2016  Search this
Davenport, William  Search this
Griffin, James B. (James Bennett), 1905-1997  Search this
Foster, George McClelland, 1913-  Search this
Hanks, Jane Richardson, 1908-2014  Search this
Hanks, L. M.  Search this
Heizer, Robert F. (Robert Fleming), 1915-1979  Search this
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Kirsch, Thomas G.  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Lounsbury, Floyd Glenn  Search this
Mandelbaum, David G.  Search this
Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978  Search this
Meggitt, Mervyn J., 1924-  Search this
Miller, Robert J., 1923-1994  Search this
Miller, Beatrice Diamond, 1919-  Search this
Miner, Horace M.  Search this
Murdock, George Peter, 1897-1985  Search this
Murphy, Robert  Search this
Murra, John V. (John Victor), 1916-2006  Search this
Posposil, Leopold  Search this
Rouse, Irving, 1913-2006  Search this
Sharp, Lauriston  Search this
Shils, Edward, 1910-1995  Search this
Smith, Robert J.  Search this
Names:
Columbia University. Department of Anthropology  Search this
University of Chicago. Department of Anthropology  Search this
University of Michigan. Department of Anthropology  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Department of Anthropology  Search this
French, David H. (David Heath), 1918-  Search this
Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939  Search this
Stern, Theodore, 1917-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (document box and 34 sound cassettes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Date:
circa 1959-1986
Scope and Contents:
May Mayko Ebihara's oral history interviews with Conrad Arensberg (3/7/84); Harold Conklin (1/26/82); William Davenport (8/19/82); James B. Griffin (10/7/81); Jane Richardson Hanks (8/6/82); Lucien M. Hanks (8/7/82); Robert Heizer and George Foster (10/2/74); Charles Hocket (8/25/81); Thomas Kirsch (8/25/81); Alfred Kroeber, et al. on Sapir (dub 5/11/1959); Floyd Lounsbury (1/27/82); David Mandelbaum (11/9/78); Margaret Mead (12/8/66); Mervyn Meggitt; Robert and Beatrice Miller (7/29/86); Horace Miner (10/7/81); George P. Murdock (8/20/82); Robert Murphy (10/17/80); John V. Murra (8/24/81); Leopold Pospisil (1/28/82); Irving Rouse (1/27/82); Lauriston Sharp (5/6/82); Edward Shils (11/19/83); Robert J. Smith (8/26/81). Also includes typewritten transcripts for some of the above, as well as for interviews with Theodore Stern and David H. French. The collection also contains notes on anthropology departments at Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2009-15
Other Archival Materials:
May Ebihara's Reed College bachelor's thesis (1955), "An Ethnohistorical Study of the Shoshoni Indians of the Northern Basin," was received with the collection and transferred to the John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology.
Topic:
Anthropology -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Citation:
Manuscript 2009-15, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2009-15
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2009-15

[Hockett, Charles F.]

Collection Creator:
De Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004  Search this
McClellan, Catharine  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Guédon, Marie Françoise  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Collection Correspondent:
Stearns, Mary Lee  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some of the original field notes are restricted due to Frederica de Laguna's request to protect the privacy of those accused of witchcraft. The originals are restricted until 2030. Photocopies may be made with the names of the accused redacted.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Frederica de Laguna Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Frederica de Laguna Papers
Frederica de Laguna Papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-89-ref464

Hockett, Charles, (Mr.)

Subseries Creator:
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 68
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Job Number: 46532
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.5: Black and white negatives in cold storage arranged by job number / Scurlock client negatives: H - Hztech
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-05-ref31563

Charles F. Hockett papers

Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear feet ((10 document boxes) plus 2 record storage boxes of sound recordings)
Culture:
Fijians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1934-2000
bulk 1940-1989
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of linguist Charles F. Hockett. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, a few drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains the professional papers of linguist Charles F. Hockett. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, a few drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.

The materials in this collection document Hockett's career as a structural linguist, and provides glimpses into his military service and his passion for music. Hockett's writings and notes, which comprise the majority of the materials in the collection, demonstrate his contributions to the field of linguistics.
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Field Research, 1937-38, 1940; 2) Writings, 1940-2000; 3) Correspondence, 1945-2000; 4) Professional Activities, 1965-1970, 1989, 1993; 5) Teaching Files, 1993; 6) Biographical Files, 1934, 1942-1957-1965, 1974, 1984, 1988, 1999; 7) Notes and Drawings, 1964, 1970-1983, 1987-1988; 8) Photographs, 1944, 1960, 1978-1991, 1999; 9) Sound Recordings, 1952-1957, 1961, 1970-1976
Biographical Note:
Charles Francis Hockett was a linguist best known for his contribution to structural linguistics. Strongly influenced by the work of Leonard Bloomfield, he was "widely considered Bloomfield's chief disciple, and the most prominent explicator and elaborator of Bloomfield's works" (Gair 7). While he primarily focused on Algonquian languages, Hockett also studied Chinese, Fijian, and English.

Hockett was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 17, 1916 to Homer and Amy Hockett. He matriculated at Ohio State University in 1932 and graduated in 1936 with a BA and MA in ancient history. He then went on to study at Yale where he received his PhD in 1939. Afterward, he completed two years of postdoctoral study and had the opportunity to work with Leonard Bloomfield directly.

Drafted into the US Army in 1942, Hockett prepared language-training materials, language guides, and dictionaries for military personnel. He was eventually promoted to Captain and left the military in 1946 when he became a professor of linguistics at Cornell University. In 1957 he joined the Department of Anthropology. Hockett stayed at Cornell until 1982 when he retired to emeritus status. He later served as an adjunct professor of linguistics at Rice University.

He died on November 3, 2000.

Sources Consulted

James W. Gair, "Charles F. Hockett," in Biographical Memoirs volume 89. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2007.

Chronology

1916 -- Born January 17 in Columbus, Ohio

1932 -- Entered Ohio State University at 16

1936 -- Graduated summa cum laude with BA & MA in ancient history

1939 -- Summer of fieldwork in Kickapoo and autumn in Michoacán, Mexico Received PhD in Anthropology from Yale; dissertation based on fieldwork in Potawatomi

1940-1941 -- 2 years of postdoctoral study, including two quarters with Leonard Bloomfield at Chicago, followed by a stay at Michigan

1942 -- Drafted into US Army

1945 -- Dispatched to Tokyo as a first lieutenant to help train U.S. troops in Japanese

1946 -- Began university teaching career as an assistant professor of linguistics in the Division of Modern Languages at Cornell where he was in charge of Chinese and continued to run the Chinese program for 15 years Separated from the army with a terminal leave promotion to captain

1957 -- Become a member of Cornell's Department of Anthropology (later named the Goldwin Smith Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology)

1964 -- President of the Linguistic Society of America

1974 -- Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

1982 -- Retired from Cornell to emeritus status

1983 -- Festschrift written (Agard et al., 1983)

1986 -- Distinguished lecturer of the American Anthropological Association Visiting professor, later adjunct professor of linguistics at Rice University

2000 -- Died on November 3

Selected Bibliography

1939 -- Potawatomi Syntax. Language 15: 235-248.

1944 -- with Zhaoying Fang. Spoken Chinese: Basic Course. Military edition published (without authors' names) as a War Department Education Manual. Civilian Edition. New York: Holt.

1947 -- Peiping phonology. Journal of the American Oriental Society 67: 253-267.

1948 -- Implications of Bloomfield's Algonquian Studies. Language 24: 17-131.

1955 -- A Manual of Phonology. Baltimore: Waverley Press. How to Learn Martian. Astounding Science Fiction 55: 97-106.

1958 -- A Course in Modern Linguistics. New York: Macmillan.

1960 -- The Origin of Speech. Scientific American 203(3): 88-89.

1970 -- A Leonard Bloomfield Anthology. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

1973 -- Man's Place in Nature. New York: McGraw-Hill.

1987 -- Refurbishing our Foundations: Elementary Linguistics from an Advanced Point of View. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1997 -- Approaches to Syntax. Lingua 100: 151-170.
Related Collections:
National Anthropological Archives Manuscript 7402. Letters to Charles Hockett regarding Algonquian linguistics 1937-1938.

National Anthropological Archives Manuscript 2009-15. May Mayko Ebihara conducted this oral history interview with Hockett on August 25, 1981 as part of a larger oral history project with anthropologists.

For additional Hockett correspondence, see: C. F. Voegelin Papers, American Philosophical Society. Henry Lee Smith Papers, 1935-1972 (bulk 1956-1972), University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Charles Hockett's daughter, Rachel Hockett.
Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2011-14
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2011-14
Online Media:

Anthro Books and Appraisal

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1990-1996
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref100

Bender, Byron

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1992
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref101

Ojibwa: Mary Black's notes

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1968
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref102

[Bloomfield, Leonard]

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1945
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref103

Bloomfield Anthology

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Extent:
[1 of 2]
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1965-1989
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref104

Bloomfield Anthology

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Extent:
[2 of 2]
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1965-1989
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref105

[Correspondence with Journals about A Leonard Bloomfield Anthology]

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1987
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref106

[Correspondence with Journals about A Leonard Bloomfield Anthology]

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1967-1968
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref107

Chicago, Univ of, Press

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1984-1989
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref108

Changing Context—notes

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1982-1986
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref109

[Correspondence]

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1992-1993
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents include: M. Lionel Bender, Penny Lee, and Presses Universitaires de France
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref110

[Correspondence]

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Extent:
[1 of 2]
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
2000
1990-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents include: Penny Lee, John Baker, Frank Siebert, Edith Johnson, J. Marvin Brown, Kenneth Hale, Aya Katz, Elisabeth Beniers, David Moser, Ralph Vanderslice, Mrs. William G. Moulton, and Jane
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref111

[Correspondence]

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Extent:
[2 of 2]
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1992-1993
1987
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents include: John Nichols, Barbara Ruppert, Chester Doby Jr., Detering Book Gallery, and Margaret Hivnor
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref112

Costa, Miami-Peoria

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1990-1991
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref113

Goddard, Ives

Collection Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1969-1995
Collection Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Charles F. Hockett papers
Charles F. Hockett papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-14-ref114

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By