Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Shawnee and English.
Extent: 24 items
Collection Date Range: 1940 – 1998
Creators: Loretta Fowler
Collection Identifier: LFO
Abstract: The Loretta Fowler Collection features grammars, manuscripts and fully transcribed audio language lessons in Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and Seminole.
Acquisition Information: These records came to the Sam Noble Museum from Loretta Fowler as three separate deposits. The first occurred in 2003 with subsequent deposits occurring in 2004 and 2006.
Access Restrictions: The materials are open for research. Contact the NALC at 405-325-3332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cite As: [title], [catalog number], Loretta Fowler Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages.
Collection Scope and Contents: Loretta Fowler is a professor emeritus of the University of Oklahoma (OU), whose research interests span the fields of politics, historical and interpretive anthropology and the Native North American Plains. She has written several books including “Tribal Sovereignty and the Historical Imagination: Cheyenne-Arapaho Politics,” “The Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains” and “Wives and Husbands: Gender and Age in Southern Arapaho History.” She has also served as ethnohistorian and editor for the educational website “Indians of the Midwest, Past and Present.”
While at OU she collected Native American language materials and in 2003 started the Loretta Fowler Collection at the Sam Noble Museum. The collection consists of audio recordings and print-based artifacts dating from 1940 to 1998 and focus on the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek and Shawnee languages.
Among the recordings are more than nine hours of original reel-to-reel tapes and master audiocassettes of Choctaw, Creek and Cherokee language lessons from the University of Oklahoma Modern Languages, Literature and Linguistics Lab. Full print transcriptions accompany the recordings.
The collection also features Choctaw and Shawnee grammars, and documents pertaining to the University of Oklahoma Native American Languages Program, the sounds of the Mvskoke-Creek-Seminole language and Shawnee stress patterns and phonological assimilations.
|LFO-001.001||Beginning Choctaw, Audio Lessons 1-10|
|LFO-001.002||Beginning Choctaw, Audio Lessons 1-10|
|LFO-001.003||ranscription of Beginning Choctaw, Audio Lessons 1-10|
|LFO-002.001||Beginning Choctaw, Audio Lessons 1-10|
|LFO-002.002||Beginning Creek, Audio Lessons 1-12|
|LFO-002.003||Transcription of Beginning Creek, Audio Lessons 1-12|
|LFO-003.001||Beginning Cherokee, Audio Lessons 1-6|
|LFO-003.002||Beginning Cherokee, Audio Lessons 1-6|
|LFO-003.003||Transcription of Beginning Cherokee, Audio Lessons 1-6|
|LFO-004||Miscellaneous Papers Concerning the Native American Languages Program at the University of Oklahoma|
|LFO-005||Grammar Sketch of Shawnee|
|LFO-006||Carrying the World Along: Minority Fields and Identity Management in a Shawnee Indian Community in Oklahoma|
|LFO-007||Survey of Plains Camping Groups|
|LFO-008||Chahta Anumpa: A Grammar of the Choctaw Language|
|LFO-009||Creek I Study Notes: Intro to the Sounds of the Mvskoke-Creek-Seminole Language|
|LFO-010||Jalagi Ta?li: Cherokee II, Spring 1998|
|LFO-011||Jalagi Sagwu digowhelv?i: Cherokee I Lessons, Spring 1998|
|LFO-012||Native American Language Instruction at the University of Oklahoma|
|LFO-013||Beginning Cherokee I|
|LFO-014||Jalagi Sagwu: Cherokee I, Fall 1997|
|LFO-015||Shawnee and Place: A Geometric Feature Analysis of Phonological Assimilations|
|LFO-016||Assignment of Feet in the Stress Pattern of Shawnee|
|LFO-017||A Brief Encounter With Shawnee|
|LFO-018||Analysis of Absentee Shawnee|