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Jaime de Angulo Papers on Indigenous Languages of California and Mexico

Collection number: SCL Angulo
Primary contributors:  L.S. Freeland (researcher), William Ralgonal Benson (consultant), Maria Rosa Gutierrez (consultant), Jaime de Angulo (researcher)
Dates: approximately 1928-1935 and undated (bulk undated)
Extent: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Historical information: A medical doctor by training, Jaime de Angulo (1887-1950) became interested in anthropology and linguistics in the 1910s. He joined the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1920-1922, during which time he conducted linguistic research on Pomo and Achumawi (Pit River). De Angulo held a research appointment in Mexico's Department of Anthropology from 1922-1923 and documented several indigenous langauges of Mexico. On returning to the United States, de Angulo resumed his research on the languages of California in collaboration with Lucy S. Freeland, publishing grammatical descriptions and texts for Achumawi, Karuk, Miwok, Pomo, and Northern Paiute in the 1920s and early 1930s. De Angulo was also a well-known poet and literary figure in California, and a collection of poems and short stories was published under the title Indians in Overalls (1950).
Scope and content: The Papers document a portion of de Angulo's linguistic research. Original documents in the collection include notes on Achumawi and Miwok grammar, an unpublished grammatical description of Eastern Pomo based on information from William Ralgonal Benson (co-authored with L.S. Freeland), and a field notebook with Otomi data provided by speaker Maria Rosa Gutierrez. Also in the collection are copies of materials related to Pomo, Shasta, and Konomihu, the originals of which are held by the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Jaime de Angulo Papers on Indigenous Languages of California and Mexico, SCL Angulo, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley,
Associated materials: Originals of some photocopied materials in the collection are held by the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Most of de Angulo's linguistic materials are held by Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz library.