Title and statement of responsibility area
Dechene-May Indigenous Languages of Rupert's Land Collection
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CA UMASC Tc 149 (A.02-18)
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c. 1960s-1980s (Creation)
Physical description area
3.63 m of textual records.
5 audio cassettes.
20 audio reels.
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The purpose of the Dechene-May Collection was to preserve material related to the First Nations languages in Canada, which are not normally retained in the general library collection, in order to meet the instructional needs of the University of Manitoba Department of Linguistics, and the Native Languages programme of the Department of Native Studies. One copy of each title was retained. The language families included were Algonquian, Athapaskan, Inuit-Aleut, and Siouan.
The collection was transferred to Univerity of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Dr. H.C. Wolfart in 2003.
Scope and content
The collection consists of ephemeral publications and audio recordings related to the Indigenous languages of Rupert's Land. Many of these were originally produced for language instruction and included teacher's manuals, readers, workbooks, curriculum guides, journals, reference materials, proceedings, and monographs. There are also materials published by missionary groups and religious societies for classroom teaching and services.
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Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on this material.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.
A printed finding aid is available in the Archives' donor files.