An anthropologist, Pamela Wallace was the Head of Education at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma. The papers include correspondence, research, works by Wallace, audio recordings, color slides, photographs, and videos of Yuchi Indians.
The Robert Rankin papers, 1886, 1914, 1956-2011, document his field work, research, and professional activities, primarily in relation to his work studying American Indian languages. Rankin was professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. The collection consists of sound recordings, field notebooks, vocabulary lists and bibliographies, dictionaries, research files, slip files, word lists, correspondence, ephemera, notes, readings and reprints, writings, drafts, and teaching materials. This includes materials from Rankin's work with the last native speakers of the Quapaw and Kaw (Kansa, Kanza) languages and subsequent research, writings, and collaborations with tribes and fellow linguists.
The Phillips Fund Collection consists of materials submitted to the APS by recipients of grants from its Phillips Fund for Native American Research. The materials vary in scope, ranging from linguistics to ethnography, musicology, religion, ethnobotany, and ethnohistory, and including studies of Indigenous peoples of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Materials in this collection include brief project reports, dissertations, published and unpublished manuscripts, dictionaries and vocabularies, field notes, and audiovisual materials.