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    • Collection number: LA146
    • Primary contributors: Mary R. Haas (researcher), Sesostrie Youchigant (consultant)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Historical information: The fourteen wax cylinders of Tunica that comprise this collection were recorded by Mary R. Haas in Louisiana in the 1930s. Haas received her PhD from Yale in 1935, writing a grammar of the language, but temporarily halted work on Tunica until 1938, when she began work on "Tunica Texts." She worked on the language through 1940, when her dissertation was published. Haas mailed at least twelve of the fourteen cylinders from Ann Arbor, Michigan to herself in Richmond, Indiana in August 1943. They later came to be stored at the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages at the University of California, Berkeley in two boxes (twelve cylinders in one, two in another). The 1943 mailing date can be made out from the twelve-item box, but no date can be discerned for the two-item box.
      In 1979 the twelve cylinders from one of the boxes were transferred to tape, but by that time the other two cylinders had been separated, and it was not until 1985 that the latter were similarly transferred; this latter tape was later digitized by the Berkeley Language Center. In 2014 all 14 cylinders, by this time all housed in the Survey, were used as a pilot for the National Science Foundation-funded project "Linguistic and Ethnographic Sound Recordings from Early Twentieth-century California: Optical Scanning, Digitization, and Access," involving the collaboration of the Department of Linguistics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and University Library.
    • Scope and content: Fourteen wax cylinder recordings of songs and stories collected by Mary R. Haas in the early 1930s as part of her dissertation fieldwork on Tunica.
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings, SCL LA 146, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2PC30B5

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    • Item number: LA146.001
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #1
    • Place: Marksville, LA
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Record No. 1, taken at Marksville, not so good."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Unidentified song], LA 146.001, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2QC01F3
    • Item number: LA146.002
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #2
    • Place: Marksville, LA
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Record No. 2, taken in Marksville, alligator dance, fairly good."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Alligator dance, LA 146.002, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2KK98R8
    • Item number: LA146.003
    • Contributors: Mary R. Haas (researcher), Sesostrie Youchigant (consultant)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #14
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Part of The Witch Story As Told by Sesostrie Youchigant in Tunica."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: The witch story, LA 146.003, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2FX77DT
    • Item number: LA146.004
    • Contributors: Mary R. Haas (researcher), Sesostrie Youchigant (consultant)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #25
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "1st Part of Story Told by S. Young The Tunica Take Revenge on the Osage."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: The Tunica take revenge on the Osage, Part I, LA 146.004, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2C53HTS
    • Item number: LA146.005
    • Contributors: Mary R. Haas (researcher), Sesostrie Youchigant (consultant)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #26
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "2nd part of story told by S. Young, The Tunica Take Revenge on the Osage, spaces 1-29; spaces 29-41, greetings and questions similar to those on p. 126-7 in Book IV; spaces 42-54, contain story about Choctaw Bill, 166-68 in IV."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Tunica revenge on the Osage; greetings and questions; story of Choctaw Bill, LA 146.005, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X27D2S4X
    • Item number: LA146.006
    • Contributors: Mary R. Haas (researcher), Sesostrie Youchigant (consultant)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #44
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Record No. 44, alligator dance, singing and drumming, S. Young, good record."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Alligator dance; singing and drumming, LA 146.006, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X23N21C4
    • Item number: LA146.007
    • Contributors: Mary R. Haas (researcher), Sesostrie Youchigant (consultant)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #46
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Two-heads dance, quite good, 1-45; Rabbit dance, good, 46-58; S. Young."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Two heads dance; rabbit dance, LA 146.007, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2ZW1HWF
    • Item number: LA146.008
    • Contributors: Mary R. Haas (researcher), Sesostrie Youchigant (consultant)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #63
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Record No. 63, Sun-dance song -- as much as S. could remember. A fairly good record."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Sun-dance song, LA 146.008, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2V40S5F
    • Item number: LA146.009
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: In person by appointment
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #64
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Record No. 64, the song of the owl-mammoth -- sung several times. Not a good record -- some kind of surface noise."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Song of the owl-mammoth, LA 146.009, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/23461
    • Item number: LA146.010
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #65
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Part of trick-dance song. Not a good record -- surface noise. Apparently machine is not working properly."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Trick-dance song, LA 146.010, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2B56GQV
    • Item number: LA146.011
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #66
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Song sung while playing pass-the-shot game. Fairly good record except for surface noise."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Song sung while playing pass-the-shot game, LA 146.011, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X26D5QZP
    • Item number: LA146.012
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #67
    • Description: Paper note contained in cylinder: "Record No. 67 same as 66."
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Unidentified song], LA 146.012, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X22N507R
    • Item number: LA146.013
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #207
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Unidentified speech], LA 146.013, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2XW4GR2
    • Item number: LA146.014
    • Contributor: Mary R. Haas (researcher)
    • Language: Tunica (tun)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Catalog history: Corresponds to wax cylinder #208
    • Collection: The Mary R. Haas Collection of Tunica Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Unidentified speech], LA 146.014, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2T43R12

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