T. M. Hess Collection

Thom Hess in his office at UVic in 2001

The Thomas Melville Hess Collection consists of documentary materials on the indigenous languages of the Pacific Northwest recorded by the eminent linguist Thom Hess have been donated to Special Collections at UofA. It includes extensive audio recordings and field notes on Lushootseed, as well as other Salishan and Wakashan materials.

In the course of this project

  • tapes will be digitized
  • typed transcripts will be digitized and paired with recordings
  • materials will be analyzed and analyses included with documentary materials
  • on-line access will be provided to some materials

PI: David Beck