Margaret Seguin Anderson papers, 1968-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Anderson, Margaret, 1945-
Title
Margaret Seguin Anderson papers
Dates
1968-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.51 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
2696-159 (Accession No. 2696-159-01)
Summary
Texts and conversations of Sm'algyax, a First Nations language from Hartely Bay, Canada
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
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access for textual materials. The digital media on USB flash drive is currently closed for processing. The enclosed materials will be distributed by the Wap Sigatgyet on USB drives, and are expected to be widely available to those interested in Sm'algyax language revitalization. The UW Libraries may permit access and copying of these materials for non-commercial use and study by individuals. Permission to access and/or copy for any other purpose may be requested from the TSLA, and users must acknowledge the source. Contact the TSLA, c/o Wap Sigatgyet, 317 Ninth Avenue West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, V8J 2S6. Phone: 250 627-1536. Email: REdzerza@sd52.bc.ca

Languages
English, Tsimshian


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Margaret Seguin Anderson is an educator, scholar, and writer. In 1992, she joined the University of Northern British Columbia as Professor of First Nations Studies and was the founding Chair of that program. In 1994, she became Chair of the UNBC Northwest Region. Anderson was designated Professor Emerita at UNBC on her retirement, and continues to pursue her research, working with fluent speakers of the Sm'algyax language and developing learning resources with the Ts’msyen Sm'algyax Authority and School District 52. Anderson has authored and edited several books and a number of scholarly articles over her career, and has worked with her Ts’msyen colleagues to develop and maintain the Sm'algyax Living Legacy Talking Dictionary on the web.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

In 1978-1979, Margaret Seguin conducted research on Sm'algyax in Hartely Bay, Canada. Conversations were recorded with Cora Robertson, and others, about what life had been like in her village many years ago. In 2017, the Jacobs Research Fund provided funding to complement Robertson's original conversation and text with additional conversational material. Seguin recorded conversations with three fluent Sm'algyax speakers about topics that Robertson had talked about in her story. These speakers were Ellen Mason, Velna Nelson, and Beatrice Robinson. After the conversations were recorded, Seguin, Mason, Nelson, and Robinson jointly transcribed and edited the recordings. These materials, along with a conversation recorded in 1968, have been compiled and comprise this report of Anderson's Sm'algyax Conversational Texts research project.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Four groupings of Sm'algyax texts and conversations, with introductions, archival texts, conversational materials, transcriptions, and morphological analysis. Audio files of conversations from 1968, 1979, and 2013 are included on a USB flash drive, along with digital files of all textual documents.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Jacobs Research Funds linguistic research collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyrights retained by creator. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details. All intellectual property rights, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights are possessed by the Ts'msyen Sm'algyax Language Authority and will be retained to time immemorial. The UW Libraries may permit access and copying of these materials for non-commercial use and study by individuals. The enclosed materials will be distributed by the Wap Sigatgyet on USB drives, and are expected to be widely available to those interested in Sm'algyax language revitalization. The UW Libraries may permit access and copying of these materials for non-commercial use and study by individuals. Permission to access and/or copy for any other purpose may be requested from the TSLA, and users must acknowledge the source. Contact the TSLA, c/o Wap Sigatgyet, 317 Ninth Avenue West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, V8J 2S6. Phone: 250 627-1536. Email: REdzerza@sd52.bc.ca

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Overview of project/introduction 2017
1/2 Lusanaalgu da Wila Waals No'os (Group 1) 1979
1/3 Lusanaalgu da Wila Waals No'os: Memories of No'os (Group 1) 2017
1/4 Lusanaalgu da Wila Waals No'os: Memories of Cecelia (Group 1) 2017
1/5 Lusanaalgu da Wila Waals No'os: Memories of camp (Group 1) 2017
1/6 Lusanaalgu da Wila Waals No'os: Memories of canneries (Group 1) 2017
1/7-1/8 Seasonal Rounds: Ts'msyen seasonal round of food harvesting and preservation (Group 2) 1978-2017
1/9-1/10 Two Children's Stories: A story for children and a story by a Ts'msyen mother and son (Group 3) 1979-2017
1/11 Responsibilities at Death and Inheritance: Ts'msyen customs regarding inheritance and succession (Group 4) 1968-2017
1/12 Copies of photographs of Cora Robinson, Flora Eaton, and Louisa Anderson circa 1979
1/13 Simple questions for Cora's story (for building Sm'algyax fluency) 2017
1/14 USB flash drive: conversation transcripts, audio files, photographs, and final report
Closed for processing.
1979-2017

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Tsimshian Indians--Languages
  • Tsimshian language
  • Tsimshian language--Translations
  • Personal Names :
  • Anderson, Margaret, 1945---Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Jacobs Research Funds
  • Geographical Names :
  • British Columbia--Languages