CA ACU ARC F0118
- 1967-1988 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3.10 metres of textual records and other material:
231 audio recordings:
49 audiotape cassettes
108 ¼-inch tapes
33 audio optical disks (DVDs)
1 microfilm reel
Name of creator
Eung-Do (Ed) Cook was born on February 3, 1935 in Seosan, Chung-Nam Province, Korea. He attended Chung-Aung University from 1954-1961, majoring in the English language and receiving his B.A. and M.A. during that time. He earned an M.A. in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from the University of Hawaii in 1965, and a PhD in Lingustics from the University of Alberta in 1968.
Dr. Cook joined the academic staff at the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in 1969, rising to Associate Professor in 1972 and to full Professor in 1975. From 1976-1985 he was Head of the Department of Linguisitics. He has been awarded many academic honours, including two Killam Fellowships, an annual fellowship with the Calgary Insitute for the Humanities, the Canadian Ethnic Studies Senior Fellowship and the Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Research Award. Ed Cook has been a prolific writer of books, articles, and conference papers.
Building on the work of Edward Sapir, Father Morice, and Fang-Kuei Li, Dr. Cook compiled a large amount of raw data on First Nations languages -- Chipewyan (Dene Suline) and Chilcotin in particular.
Dr. Cook retired from the University of Calgary as an Emeritus Professor in 2000. He married Myung-Sook Shin and they had two sons.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of sound recordings, files, and index cards containing information on endangered First Nations languages, including Carrier, Cebuano, Chilcotin, Chipewyan (Dene Suline), Kaska, Morley Stoney (Siouan), Sarcee, Tahltan, and Witsuwiten.
Amongst the records is a translation of the Chipewyan (Dene Suline) language to English on index cards which has been digitized and is available online. Sound recordings have been migrated to digital format.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The fonds has been arranged into two series based on format of records: (1) Textual records and (2) Audio recordings.
The index cards have been transferred into archival boxes with coloured index cards used to identify and space the different sections. Blue - beginning of new section; Pink - continuation of section in next box; Green - where dividers were in previous file
drawers; Purple - notes; Yellow - used when Blue and Green cards ran out.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The fonds contains records in Athabaskan, Carrier, Cebuano, Chilcotin, Chipewyan (Dene Suline), English, Hare, Morley Stoney (Siouan), Sarcee, and Witsuwiten.