Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts

Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts

The Kilpatrick Collection of Cherokee Manuscripts, housed at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, consists of material created and accumulated by Jack Kilpatrick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, dating from the 1890s to the 1960s. The material, entirely in the Cherokee syllabary, documents vernacular literacy in the Cherokee language, the practice of traditional medicine, social aspects of Christian religion and church organizations, dates and circumstances of death, funerary practices, and other topics relating to the history and culture of the Oklahoma Cherokee in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Kilpatrick Collection is cataloged as WA MSS S-2707, and can be requested for research use at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. To see a full description and list of contents, view the catalog record in Yale's online catalog, Orbis.
137 of 1974 pages transcribed
6.9402228976697% Completed
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Funeral notice for Tsa:ni Ginisv:ha

1931 April 7
Box 1, Folder 26
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Funeral notice for a female child of Tsi:nagwa Wahhya

1932 November 26
Box 1, Folder 27
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Funeral notice for Ge:hya'hi U:ghu:si

1933 October 17
Box 1, Folder 28
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Funeral notice for Ghi:ladi Une:la

1937 January 14
Box 1, Folder 29
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Funeral notice for a child of Ne:di Gwi:da (Ned Adair)

1934 August 16
Box 1, Folder 30
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Financial records

Box 1, Folder 38
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Records of deaths and of the sales of baskets

Wolf, Arch, Senior
Box 1, Folder 40
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Fragment of a note

circa 1920
Box 1, Folder 41
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List of five New Testament passage references

circa 1919
Box 1, Folder 42