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James M. Crawford Papers on the Yuman Languages

Collection number: SCL Crawford
Primary contributor:  James Mack Crawford Jr. (researcher)
Additional contributors:  Lorenzo Sinyella (consultant), Edward San Diego (consultant), Viola Jimulla (consultant), Johnnie San Diego (consultant), Perry Sundust (consultant)
Dates: 1962-1964
Extent: 4 folders
Historical information: James M. Crawford (1925-1989) was born in Commerce, Georgia. After earning a B.S. in forestry from the University of Georgia (1949), Crawford worked as a forester for a number of years before beginning graduate studies in linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley in the early 1960s. While at Berkeley Crawford conducted fieldwork on the Yuman languages, research that led to his Ph.D. dissertation on Cocopa grammar in 1966. Crawford taught at Idaho State University from 1966-1968 before joining the faculty in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Georgia. In addition to his work on Yuman languages, Crawford also studied several languages of the southeastern United States, including Choctaw, Yuchi, and Mobilian Trade Jargon.
Scope and content: The Papers consist of wordlists for four Yuman languages: Cocopa (consultants Edward and Johnnie San Diego), Havasupai (consultant Lorenzo Sinyella), Maricopa (consultant Perry Sundust), and Yavapai (consultant Viola Jimulla).
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: James M. Crawford Papers on the Yuman Languages, SCL Crawford, 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 2, LA 3, LA 4). The bulk of Crawford's papers are held by the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA.