American Council of Learned Societies correspondence, 1926-1927


Date: 1926-1927 | Size: 0.1 Linear feet, 174 items


This small but important collection of correspondence relates to the formation of the Committee on Research in the Native American Languages, its grants, and its publications. Presented by Waldo G. Leland, 1956.

Scope and content

Correspondence of Armstrong with various anthropologists and linguists, pertaining to the formation of the Committee on Research in American Native Languages, its grants, and resulting publications. Correspondents include Leonard Bloomfield, Franz Boas, J. McKeen Cattell, Pliny Earle Goddard, Charles H. Haskins, J. W. Hewitt, Melville Jacobs, Roland C. Kent, Alfred L. Kroeber, Waldo G. Leland, Robert M. Lester, Fang-Kuei Li, Adrien G. Morice, William A. Oldfather, Gladys A. Reichard, Edward Sapir, Edgar H. Sturtevant, John R. Swanton, and Walter F. Willcox. Restricted.


The collection is not calendared.

Collection Information

Physical description

174 items.


Gift of Waldo G. Leland and ACLS. Presented by Waldo G. Leland, 1956.

Indexing Terms

Personal Name(s)

  • Armstrong, E. C. (Edward Cooke), 1871-1944
  • Bloomfield, Leonard, 1887-1949
  • Boas, Franz, 1858-1942
  • Bryan, R. W. (Ronald W.)
  • Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944
  • Haskins, Charles Homer, 1870-1937
  • Hewitt, Joseph William, 1875-1938
  • Jacobs, Melville, 1902-1971
  • Keat, Roland G.
  • Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960
  • Leland, Waldo Gifford, 1879-1966
  • Lester, Robert M. (Robert MacDonald), 1889-1969
  • Li, Fang-kuei
  • Morice, A. G. (Adrien Gabriel), 1859-1938
  • Oldfather, William Abbott, 1880-1945
  • Reichard, Gladys Amanda, 1893-1955
  • Sapir, Edward, 1884-1939
  • Sturtevant, Edgar H. (Edgar Howard), 1875-1952
  • Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958
  • Willcox, Walter Francis, 1861-1964


  • Anthropological linguistics -- America.
  • Indians of North America -- Languages