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Notebooks and Notes, 1956 - 1982 May Be Restricted

Part of MS-1117: Gordon Day papers


An extensive collection of field notes written by or given to Gordon Day. These include 29 notebooks detailing Gordon Day's travel to and from the Odanak community at Saint Francis in Canada (including routes taken, weather, personal interactions on the road), transcription notes, an index on audio reels, and more. Other notebooks contain more formal translations from English or French to Abenaki in a dictionary style. These vocabulary notebooks contain further discretional notes about interactions with Indigenous speakers concerning disputed word meanings or pronunciations.


  • 1956 - 1982

Conditions Governing Access

Access to culturally sensitive materials restricted per request of the Conseil des abénakis d'Odanak

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: Algonquian languages

From the Collection: French

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

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