Vi Hilbert collection: Lushootseed tapes, Undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Hilbert, Vi
Vi Hilbert collection: Lushootseed tapes
41 audiotapes  :  2 reels, 39 audio cassettes
Collection Number
Tapes of Lushootseed songs transferred from the University of Washington Language Learning Center at the request of Vi Hilbert.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Access is restricted.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Vi Hilbert (1918-2008) was a member and noted elder of the Upper Skagit tribe. Her first language was Lushootseed, a Coast Salish language found in the Puget Sound region of western Washington state. During her long and productive life, Vi Hilbert played a major role in the revitalization of the language and culture of the First People of the Pacific Northwest. She became known as a teacher, storyteller, publisher, and public speaker. For over 40 years she built and maintained a research archive of cultural materials. Working with other scholars, she developed and published teaching materials and volumes of stories through Lushootseed Research, an organization which she founded. Her commitment to preserving Lushootseed language and literature is largely responsible for the renaissance of interest in Lushootseed culture and the growth of tribal language programs all over western Washington.

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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tapes have not yet been processed (stored in room 52).

Documentation: Preliminary inventory

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American Indian
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Lushootseed
  • Northwest Salish
  • NW Coast Indians
  • Puget Sound Salish Indians
  • Songs, Lushootseed
  • Geographical Names :
  • North America
  • United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Sound Recordings