Linguistic Atlas of New England Records, 1931-1972

MS 330

40 boxes (19.75 linear ft.)

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Chiefly papers and records generated during research and field work for the Linguistic Atlas of New England (1939-1943), including over 400 interview records (carbon copies) from fieldworkers' notebooks arranged by community, then by informant; audiotapes of follow-up interviews; phonological analyses of informants' speech; character sketches of informants by fieldworkers; fieldworkers' blank notebook; a published Handbook of the linguistic geography of New England (2nd edition); and word index to the atlas.

Collection Details




Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Information on Use

Use and Reproduction
Identities of persons named in the ledger of informants may not be published under conditions of the original interviews.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.