Consists of articles, books, reports, maps, newsletters, and other information gathered by Powell as research into the culture and language of the Quileute. The research was used for both his dissertation and for subsequent education and teaching materials.
Consists of publications on the Quileute by Jensen and Powell. Includes copies of all the Quileute language phrase books called “Big Books,” as well as articles and other writings done on the Quileute.
Consists of photographs taken for the series of education books called Counting books in the Big Book series. These images were staged specifically for this purpose and included many traditional activities, such as digging for camus bulbs
Consists of photographs taken of historical prints and artefacts relating to the Quileute. These were taken at a number of institutions, including Brigham Young University in Utah, the Washing State Archives in Olympia, The Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, and the University of Washington Burke Museum.
Consists of records relating to the Quinault language. Powell originally hoped to work with the Quinault in 1969 during his graduate studies, but there was already a linguist with the community. In the 1980s he was asked to work for them on the basis of the success of the Quileute books, but he was committed to other projects at the time. Finally in 1995 he went down to Quinault territory again but the promised funding did not materialise. The records in this series are those collected by Powell during the final period of communications with the Quinault.
Consists of articles and other records used by Powell to research Chinook Jargon and its historical uses. Powell referenced the sources in the unpublished manuscript Chinook Jargon: The Language of Northwest History.
Includes a number of versions of the unpublished manuscript titled <i>Chinook Jargon: The Language of Northwest History.</i> Also included are the lessons prepared for the Chinook Jargon classes taught by Powell at Langara College, 1974 – 75.
Consists of photographs taken of people and events in Alert Bay and surrounding Kwak’wala speaking communities. Photographs document the activities of the era such as potlatches, fishing, trapping, and activities surrounding the opening of the U’Mista Cultural Centre, and many were taken for the purpose of using them in educational language books.
Consists of research materials referenced in the creation of the Gitksan language and curriculum books. Includes works such as the Classified word list for B.C. Indian Languages by Larry Thompson and the Gitksan Dictionary by Hindle and Rigsby.