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    • Collection number: Halpern
    • Primary contributors: Jenny Pike (consultant), Nancy McCoy (consultant), John Kelsey (consultant), Mack Williams (consultant), Elsie Allen (consultant), Abraham M. Halpern (researcher), Santiago McDaniel (consultant), Clifford Salvador (consultant), Esther Ward (consultant), George Patch (consultant), Edna Campbell (consultant), Grant Jake (consultant), Annie Burke (consultant), Joe Augustine (consultant), Steve Parrish (consultant)
    • Additional contributors: M.E.S. (consultant), Harry Wilsey (speaker), Lowe Anderson (consultant), Robert L. Oswalt (compiler), Mary James (speaker, consultant), Oscar McDaniel (consultant), A.T. (consultant), G.A. (consultant), Thomas Leon (speaker, consultant), Katherine Halpern (researcher), R. Jackson (consultant), Daisy Lowell Lorenzo (consultant), Julius Moshinsky (researcher), George Patch (speaker), Gretchen S. Hillard (donor), Julia Pinola Marrufo (consultant), E.S. (consultant)
    • Languages: Southeastern Pomo (pom), Yuma (yum), Northeastern Pomo (pef), Kashaya (kju), Hill Patwin, Northern Pomo (pej), Pomo, Central Pomo (poo), Eastern Pomo (peb), Wintu (wnw), Southern Pomo (peq)
    • Dates: 1936-1984, bulk 1939-1940 and 1983-1984
    • Extent: 11.91 linear feet (24 boxes, 2 binders, and 1 envelope)
    • Historical information: As a graduate student in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago, Abraham M. Halpern (1914-1985) conducted field research on Quechan (Yuma) (1935 and 1938) and Pomoan languages (1936 and 1939-1940). He was an instructor and professor of linguistics at the University of Chicago from 1941-1946, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1947. Following the Second World War, Halpern embarked on a second career as a political scientist specializing in the East Asian region. He returned to the study of American Indian languages in 1977, working as a research associate in linguistics at the University of California, San Diego from 1977 until his death in 1985, during which period he conducted additional field research with speakers of Pomoan languages .
    • Scope and content: Most of the material in this collection documents Halpern's ethnographic and linguistic field research on Pomoan languages; also included are ethnographic and linguistic materials related to his work on Patwin and Quechan (Yuma). The Pomoan material includes original notebooks from field trips conducted in 1936, 1939-1940, and the early 1980s, plus derived materials such as vocabulary file slips, manuscript articles, text transcriptions, and geneologies. Halpern's language consultants included the following people: Steve Parrish, Jenny Pike, and Esther Ward (Central Pomo); Joe Augustine (Eastern Pomo); Mary James and Julia Marrufo (Kashaya); Santiago McDaniel (Northeastern Pomo); Lowe Anderson, Edna Campbell, Nancy McCoy, and Mack Williams (Northern Pomo); John Kelsey, Effie Kelsey, Thomas Leon, George Patch, and Clifford Salvador (Southeastern Pomo); Elsie Allen and Annie Burke (Southern Pomo); Daisy Lowell Lorenzo (Hill Patwin).
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Abraham M. Halpern Papers on Pomoan Languages, SCL Halpern, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley,
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    • Item number: Halpern.009.004
    • Date: 1939 October 28
    • Contributors: Lowe Anderson (consultant), Mack Williams (consultant), Abraham M. Halpern (researcher)
    • Language: Northern Pomo (pej)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Extent: 1 notebook
    • Places: Pinoleville Rancheria; Potter Valley Rancheria
    • Description: Field notebook (numbered IV) containing vocabulary and texts. See index in Aoki.002.
      (The digital files associated with this Item include a series of scanned images from original physical objects. These images are aggregated at lower resolution in the file Halpern.009.004.pdf. The original full resolution scans are collected in Metadata pertaining to each scanned image is compiled in the tab-separated text file Halpern.009.004-image_metadata.txt.)
    • Collection: Abraham M. Halpern Papers on Pomoan Languages
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Pomo field notebook 4], Halpern.009.004, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley,

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