Jay Ellis Ransom papers, 1749, 1849-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ransom, Jay Ellis, 1914-
Title
Jay Ellis Ransom papers
Dates
1749, 1849-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
14.59 cubic feet
Collection Number
3292
Summary
Author, linguist, and technical writer
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Jay Ellis Ransom was born in 1914. He is a 1935 graduate of the University of Washington, where from 1936-1941 he did graduate work in psychology and anthropology. As a student of Professor Melville Jacobs, Ransom pursued linguistic research in Duwamish Salish, Fox Island Aleut and Flathead Salish. From 1936-1940 he worked as a teacher and community worker in Alaska for the U.S. Office of Indian Affairs. He accompanied a 1954 expedition to the Aleutian Islands as a linguist and anthropologist. After teaching science and mathematics for many years in Nevada, California, and Australia, Ransom became a free-lance magazine photojournalist, a technical writer and editor in the missile and aerospace industry, and a newspaper photojournalist and editor.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3292-001: Jay Ellis Ransom papers, 1749, 1849-1981 (bulk 1935-1981)Return to Top

13.5 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Writings, research materials, correspondence, diaries, photographs.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jay E. Ransom, 5/18/1982.

Description
Jay Ellis Ransom papers

Accession No. 3292-003: Jay Ellis Ransom autobiographical writing, 1983Return to Top

1 vertical file (18 pages)

Scope and Content: Autobiographical writing, "Spence, Wyoming, 1921-22".

A boyhood account of this area.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jay E. Ransom, 7/25/1983.

Description
Jay Ellis Ransom autobiographical writing

Accession No. 3292-004: Jay Ellis Ransom writing, 1984Return to Top

1 document (30 pages)

Scope and Content: Writing, "Archaeolinguistics and Paleoethnography of Ancient Rock Structures in Western North America".

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jay E. Ransom, 4/6/1984.

Description
Jay Ellis Ransom writing

Accession No. 3292-005: Jay Ellis Ransom bibliography, 1939-1994Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Bibliography of his published writings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jay Ellis Ransom, 6/27/1994.

Description
Jay Ellis Ransom bibliography

Accession No. 3292-006: Jay Ellis Ransom papers, 1937-2001Return to Top

.03 cubic feet (1 folder including 1 volume: ca. 240 pp.; 1 letter: 2 pp.)

Scope and Content: Aleut journals consisting of translations and background commentary by Ransom on 1) Ardalion Gregorevich Ermeloff's "Fox Trapping on Chuginadak Island, 1935-1936, 2) Afenogin K. Ermeloff's "Wreck of the Umnak Native".

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jay Ellis Ransom, 11/30/2001.

Description
Jay Ellis Ransom papers

Accession No. 3292-007: Jay Ellis Ransom papers, 1990-2005Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Papers, publications, memoirs, correspondence. Includes papers on Ransom's work on describing the the Fox Island Aleut language, his own personal memoirs, and technical writing. Publications include "Umnak: The People Remember" compiled by Tyler M. Schlung; "Aleut Tales and Narratives" collected by Waldemar Jochelson and edited by Knut Bergsland and Moses L. Dirks, and an Aleut Dictionary compiled by Knut Bergsland.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Access: Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries

Acquisition Info: Donated by Jay Ellis Ransom, date unknown. Transferred by Gary Lundell to the Pacific Northwest Collection in October 2010.

Description
Jay Ellis Ransom papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Ransom, Jay Ellis, 1914- --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Adams, W. H. Davenport (William Henry Davenport), 1828-1891 (creator)
    • Bank, Theodore P (creator)
    • Ermeloff, Ardelio Gregorovich (creator)
    • Geoghegan, Richard Henry, 1866-1943 (creator)
    • Ramsey, Edith (creator)
    • Ransom, Barbara (creator)
    • Ransom, Jay George (creator)
    • Ransom, Lucy Adams (creator)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)