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Linguistic Questionnaires

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Names:
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Collection Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody, 1884-1961  Search this
Extent:
3 Boxes
Culture:
Chumash  Search this
Indians of North America -- California  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Vocabulary
Field notes
Questionnaires
Place:
California -- Languages
Date:
1910-1936
bulk 1916-1918
Scope and Contents:
This subseries of the Notes and writings on special linguistic studies series contains a set of questionnaires which John P. Harrington used during various periods of his linguistic fieldwork. It appears that the questionnaires were used principally to elicit words in various California languages--the names of a Salinan speaker and several Wintu and Yana informants are given on a number of heading sheets, although they were undoubtedly used during other fieldwork as well. References to Abby, a speaker of New Mexican Spanish, and to Leonora S. Curtin (abbreviated "LCC"[sic]), a collector of Moroccan botanical specimens, suggest that Harrington used the section of botanical terms in his study of Arabic influences on the Spanish spoken in the American Southwest.

The various components were not organized as a unit but were found scattered throughout his papers. (A portion of the notes were formerly cataloged as parts of B.A.E. mss. 2292 and 6017.) They have been brought together and arranged according to a number of his standard headings: cosmology, botany, anatomy, kinship, material culture. The largest group covers the various classifications of animal species. Within each semantic heading the pages have been arranged as much as possible in chronological order. There is also a set of miscellaneous lists which have not been subdivided semantically.

The questionnaires consist largely of word lists in a mixture of English, California Spanish, and Chumash (Barbareno or Ventureno). Harrington occasionally annotated these lists with equivalent forms in Mohave or Chemehuevi. Although the questionnaires were usually used for eliciting nouns, the section on anatomy also lists verb forms and the section on botany has questions on uses of plants.

Supplementing the word lists are notes from interviews with Smithsonian scientists. Those with George S. Meyers, head curator of the Division of Fishes at the U.S. National Museum, on fish species are particularly extensive. There are also newspaper clippings, bibliographic references, reading notes, and typed extracts from scientific publications. Harrington's files also include reprints and plates picturing various plants and animals which he removed from larger works.
Local Numbers:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
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Topic:
Chumash language  Search this
Mohave language  Search this
Chemehuevi language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ethnobotany  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Zoology -- nomenclature  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Field notes
Questionnaires
Collection Citation:
John Peabody Harrington papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The preferred citation for the Harrington Papers will reference the actual location within the collection, i.e. Box 172, Alaska/Northwest Coast, Papers of John Peabody Harrington, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

However, as the NAA understands the need to cite phrases or vocabulary on specific pages, a citation referencing the microfilmed papers is acceptable. Please note that the page numbering of the PDF version of the Harrington microfilm does not directly correlate to the analog microfilm frame numbers. If it is necessary to cite the microfilmed papers, please refer to the specific page number of the PDF version, as in: Papers of John Peabody Harrington, Microfilm: MF 7, R34 page 42.
Identifier:
NAA.1976-95, Subseries 8.9
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John Peabody Harrington papers / Series 8: Notes and Writings on Special Linguistic Studies
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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The piranha book; an account of the ill-famed piranha fishes of the rivers of tropical South America. Edited by George S. Myers, with contributions by the editor, Herbert R. Axelrod, and Harald Schultz

Author:
Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985  Search this
Axelrod, Herbert R  Search this
Schultz, Harald 1909-  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. ill. (some col.) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
C1972
Topic:
Characidae  Search this
Call number:
QL638.C5 M99 1972
QL638.C5M99 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378931

Guide to the papers of George Sprague Myers, circa 1903-1986, and undated / by William E. Cox

Author:
Cox, William E  Search this
Smithsonian Archives  Search this
Subject:
Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985  Search this
Smithsonian Archives  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 86 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Archives
Catalogs
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
Topic:
Ichthyology--Manuscripts--Catalogs  Search this
Ichthyology--History--Sources  Search this
Manuscripts  Search this
Ichthyologists  Search this
Call number:
Z6616.M99 C878 1988
Z6616.M99C878 1988
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Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_380177

The American Characidae By Carl H. Eigenmann

Author:
Eigenmann, Carl H. 1863-1927  Search this
Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985  Search this
Physical description:
5 v., fold. map. diagrs. 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1917
1929
1917-29
Topic:
Characidae  Search this
Call number:
QL638.C5 E34 1917
QL638.C5E34 1917
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Smithsonian Libraries
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The American Characidae / By Carl H. Eigenmann ..

Author:
Eigenmann, Carl H. 1863-1927  Search this
Myers, George S (George Sprague) 1905-1985  Search this
Physical description:
5 v., 94 leaves of plates : ill., fold. map., diagrs. 31 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South America
Date:
1917
1929
1917-29
Topic:
Characidae  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Call number:
QL638.C5 E34 1917
QL638.C5E34 1917
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Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:siris_sil_426460

Folder 21 "Systematic status of the Asiatic and African fresh-water fish genera Ophicephalus and Channa, with notes on the absence of pelvic fins in these fishes," undated

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 50 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 3: UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS AND SPEECHES, CIRCA 1927-1980 AND UNDATED. / Box 50
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 27 "[The] type locality of Notropis cummings myers," 22 April 1973

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 50 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 3: UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS AND SPEECHES, CIRCA 1927-1980 AND UNDATED. / Box 50
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Folder 30 "Thomas D. White," undated. Partial biographical sketch.

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 50 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 3: UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS AND SPEECHES, CIRCA 1927-1980 AND UNDATED. / Box 50
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 52

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 4: TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL FILES, 1927-1973, AND UNDATED.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 18 ________________. Howard McCully, 1959-1962.

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 52 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 4: TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL FILES, 1927-1973, AND UNDATED. / Box 52
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 12 "Zoology Project" Fund, 1953.

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 53 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 4: TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL FILES, 1927-1973, AND UNDATED. / Box 53
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Brazil, 1941-1942. From 1942 to 1944, Myers served as a special professor of ichthyology at the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro. This work was supported by the Committee for Inter-American Artistic and Intellectual Relations, a government sup...

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 58 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 6: COLLECTED PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL MATERIALS, CIRCA 1915-1970, AND UNDATED. / Box 58
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Herpetologists League. Fellow, undated.

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 61 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 8: DIPLOMAS, CERTIFICATES, AND AWARDS, 1930-1984, AND UNDATED. / Box 61
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 62

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 9: ADD ACQUISITION, 1912-1978 AND UNDATED
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Class notes - Comparative Anatomy, 1927-1928

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 63 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 9: ADD ACQUISITION, 1912-1978 AND UNDATED / Box 63
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Folder 7 Biological Abstracts, 1927, 1938-1939, 1942, 1955

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1903, 1920-1984, AND UNDATED, WITH RELATED MATERIALS TO 1986. / Box 6
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Bra-Bri, general

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1903, 1920-1984, AND UNDATED, WITH RELATED MATERIALS TO 1986. / Box 7
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 CARE Packages, 1948-1949. Correspondence concerning assistance provided by staff and students of the Stanford Natural History Museum to European colleagues. Several letters contain comments on post-war Europe. Correspondents include Johann Pau...

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1903, 1920-1984, AND UNDATED, WITH RELATED MATERIALS TO 1986. / Box 9
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Folder 1 Chapin, James Paul, 1937, 1939-1941. The correspondence of 1940-1941 contains an interesting discussion of the effect of World War II on European museums.

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1903, 1920-1984, AND UNDATED, WITH RELATED MATERIALS TO 1986. / Box 10
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Cl, general

Collection Creator::
Myers, George S. (George Sprague), 1905-1985  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 64
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7317, George Sprague Myers Papers
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George Sprague Myers Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1903, 1920-1984, AND UNDATED, WITH RELATED MATERIALS TO 1986. / Box 10
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