Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Choctaw, Cherokee and English.
Extent: 9 items.
Collection Date Range: 1998 – 2005
Creators: Cyrus Byington, Ben Watkins, John R. Swanton, Henry S. Halbert, Juanita Anderson, Deborah Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Raymond Johnson, Gilbert Breedlove, Denise Fayard, David Lee, Marilyn Lee, David Parker, Bobby Adams, Pam Diaz, Joshua Rogers, Rachel Rodgers, and James “Bo” Paris.
Collection Identifier: RDJ
Abstract: The Raymond & Debra Johnson Collection features print resources and original audio and video recordings pertaining to the Choctaw language. With some exceptions focusing on the linguistic nature of the Choctaw language, the materials are primarily religious in nature and include bibles and Christian texts, as well as unique evidence of revival services held in Bethel, Oklahoma.
Acquisition Information: These records came to the Sam Noble Museum in 2005 and 2008 by Brother Raymond and Debra Johnson.
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], Raymond & Debra Johnson Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages.
Collection Scope and Contents:
The Raymond & Debra Johnson Collection is an audio, photographic, video and print collection in Choctaw, a Muskogean language, and Cherokee, an Iroquoian language.
Among the collection is:
- Choctaw Hymns (both written and sung)
- A Choctaw Dictionary
- The New Testament in Choctaw
- The Books of Genesis and Exodus with side by side comparisons of English and Choctaw
- Video footage of Choctaw Revival Services
The collection features the work of Cyrus Byington, Ben Watkins, John R. Swanton, Henry S. Halbert, Juanita Anderson, Deborah Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Raymond Johnson, Gilbert Breedlove, Denise Fayard, David Lee, Marilyn Lee, David Parker, Bobby Adams, Pam Diaz, Joshua Rogers, Rachel Rodgers, and James “Bo” Paris.
|RDJ-001||Preserving Choctaw Hymns Number One|
|RDJ-003||Choctaw Language Dictionary|
|RDJ-004||In Testament Himona, Chahta Anumpa Atoshowa Hok|
|RDJ-005||Moses i Holisso Vmmona Kvt: Chenesis Hohchifo Hoke. Genesis (Choctaw - English Parallel)|
|RDJ-006||Moses i Holisso Atukla Kvt Eksotus Hohchifo Hoke. (Exodus - Choctaw & English Parallel)|
|RDJ-007||Photographs of Choctaw Revival Services Held at Isreal Folsom Choctaw Presbytary, Bethel, OK, April 1-2, 2005|
|RDJ-008||Baptist Arrow: Songs and Testimonies|
|RDJ-009||Choctaw Revival, Macedonia Church, 2 Miles West of Bethel, OK, May 6, 2005|