Scope and arrangement
The Jochelson Papers consist of ethnological and linguistic materials on the Aleut and Kamchadal peoples. The Aleutian material includes the texts of 81 folk tales collected by Jochelson during the Riaboushinsky Expedition, with interlinear literal translation and appended free translation in English, his unpublished "Essay On the Grammar of the Aleutian Language", two shorter studies on Aleut grammar, and his card file Aleut-Russian/Russian-Aleut dictionary. Accompanying Jochelson's work is a critical study of his "Essay" prepared by Ethel Aginsky in 1933 as a Master's thesis and her card file Aleut-English dictionary. The Kamchadal material consists of Jochelson's card file Kamchadal Russian/Russian-Kamchadal dictionary, a typescript draft of his unpublished monograph on the Kamchadals and the Kamchatka Peninsula, a Kamchadal-English vocabulary, 48 photographs taken by Jochelson during the Riaboushinsky Expedition, and the texts of 41 Kamchadal folk tales collected during the expedition with interlinear literal translation and appended free English translation. Both the Aleutian and Kamchadal texts are accompanied by an introduction and summary prepared by Roman Jakobson. The Kamchadal tales have been published as Kamchadal Texts Collected by Waldemar Jochelson by Dean Stoddard Worth (Mouton & Co., 1961). The Aleutian texts are presently being prepared for publication. The remainder of the collection consists of several manuscripts, typescripts, and reprints of essays by Jochelson, mostly in Russian, including memoirs of his revolutionary activities and early years in Siberia, and a manuscript - map of Siberia.
Three series: I. Aleut Materials; II. Kamchadal Materials; III. Writings