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Victor Golla Papers on the Hupa Language

Collection number: SCL Golla
Primary contributors:  Louisa Jackson (consultant), Victor Golla (researcher), Ned Jackson (consultant)
Languages: Hupa, Gwich'in
Dates: 1962 - approximately 1970, bulk 1963
Extent: approximately 19,000 digital images and 2 folders
Historical information: Victor Golla is Professor of Anthropology at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. He received bachelor's (1960) and doctorate (1970) degrees in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation was a grammar of the Hupa language based on archival sources and original field research conducted from 1962-1964. He subsequently published widely on a variety of topics in Athabaskan linguistics and edited several volumes of Edward Sapir's collected works, including a collection of Hupa texts and related materials collected by Sapir in 1927.
Scope and content: The Papers document Golla's work on the Hupa language in preparation for his doctoral dissertation, including field research conducted from 1962-1964. Ned Jackson and Louisa Jackson were his primary Hupa consultants; Golla also worked with Minnie Reeves and Rudolph Socktish. The Papers include digital images of file slips summarizing data from Golla's field notebooks and archival data collected by Edward Sapir.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Victor Golla Papers on the Hupa Language, SCL Golla, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley,
Associated materials: Audio recordings associated with the Papers are in the Berkeley Language Center, Berkeley, California (LA 119). The original file slips that were the source of the digital portion of the collection remain in the possession of Victor Golla. A microfilm copy of Golla's field notebooks from Hoopa Valley in 1963 is catalogued under the Sydney M. Lamb Papers on California Indian Languages (MSS Lamb).