Extent: 1.08 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 binder)
Historical information: Harvey Carlson (d. March 10, 1994) received a bachelor's degree with a major in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an audio technician in the university's Language Lab (now the Berkeley Language Center). While a student, he was awarded a President's Undergraduate Fellowship to support fieldwork on the Aikana language in the state of Rondonia, Brazil from April-June of 1984. After graduation, Carlson left the field of linguistics to pursue a career as an environmentalist.
Scope and content: The Papers document Carlson's field research on Aikana in Rondonia, Brazil form April-June of 1984. The collection includes his original Aikana field notebooks and photographs and a small amount of material for the Kwaza language. Carlson's main linguistic consultants were Manoel Viera de Sousa, Pedro Viera de Sousa, Getulio Viera de Sousa, and Luis Espirito Santo (Aikana) and Joséamos (Kwaza). Also included are materials developed for a field methods course held at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992 based on Carlson's field data.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Harvey Carlson Papers on the Aikana Language, SCL Carlson, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2MK69TR
Description: Undated photocopies of three wordlists used in a seminar on Aikana (Ling 275) in Fall 1992 at U.C. Berkeley. Includes a one-page list attributed to Melatti, another one-page list collected by Bontkes (original dated December 3, 1982), and a 19-page list collected by Bontkes in October 1968.