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MS Am 2633

Linguistics papers, 1955-1970: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2633
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Linguistics papers,
Date(s): 1955-1970.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, French, and German.
Abstract: Papers on linguistics collected by Harvard graduate student Peter Tumarkin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Peter Tumarkin, after 1970.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Part of the MS Storage project, 2008-2009.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Linguistics Papers, 1955-1970 (MS Am 2633). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

These papers appear to have been collected by Peter Tumarkin while a graduate student in the Department of Linguistics at Harvard University. He attended Harvard College 1954-1958, Class of 1958 and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1966-1970.


Arranged alphabetically by author, then by title. Unidentified manuscripts and unmarked printed materials are at the end.

Scope and Contents

Papers contain articles, grant reports, theses, and other papers concerning various topics in the field of linguistics. Includes mimeographs, typescript photocopies, and printed materials with and without annotations. Some include manuscript annotations by Peter Tumarkin and some items are marked: "P. Tumarkin" or "Department of Linguistics, Harvard University." Also includes autograph manuscript notes by Tumarkin, a few papers for classes in Linguistics (some at Harvard), and unidentified linguistic papers.
Includes papers by Noam Chomsky, Susumu Kuno, George Lakoff, James D. McCawley, Paul Martin Postal, John Robert Ross, and many others.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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