Scope and arrangement
Eckmann's papers document his scholarship in the field of historic Turkic languages, especially Chagatay, an extinct language which was once widely spoken in Central Asia and was the shared literary language there until the early twentieth century. His papers contain course notes for his lectures in Turkish history and language at UCLA, field notes by year from visits to institutions and libraries, and general notes, which consist of his personal and uncompleted research in the field of Turkology. The general notes - written in English and variations of Turkic languages - consist of analysis, charts, translations, word comparisons, and some history. Folders are labeled according to the titles given to each notebook by Eckmann himself and all notes are undated.
Alphabetical by subject.