Archive Details

SIL Language and Culture Archives

Repository NameSIL Language and Culture Archives
InstitutionSIL International
Location7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, U.S.A.
Short LocationDallas, USA
SynopsisThe SIL International Language and Culture Archives contains works collected, compiled, or created from 1935 to the present by SIL, its strategic partners, or members of ethnolinguistic communities. Founded in 1948 as a corporate bibliography, the Archives holds a broad collection of published works that describe, document, and/or communicate in over 4,000 languages (e.g., books, academic papers, dissertations, literacy primers, health booklets, folktales, and translated works) Its mission expanded in 1999 to collect, preserve, and share unpublished field notes, manuscripts, and research data in text, audio, visual, and born-digital formats.
AccessRoughly one-third of citations include downloadable content for immediate access. Other citations link to sites where content is available either for free or by purchase. Citations without download or links may be available upon request or by appointment. Some materials are not yet in easily accessible digital formats.
Submission PolicyThe SIL International Language and Culture Archives accepts submissions from active and retired SIL staff in the areas of language and culture documentation and description, and language-based development. Under some circumstances, the Archives will also accept materials from former staff and persons more casually associated with SIL language work, if such materials relate to research done with the assistance of SIL or its staff, and there is not a more appropriate institution able to accept and curate the materials long-term. Please address any questions to the Archives by sending email to archive_dallas AT
ParticipantsJeremy Nordmoe (Archives Director), Gary Simons (Chief Research Officer), Kelley Canon (Database administrator), Rick Harman (Developer)
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Last Harvested2022-10-03
Current As Of2021-03-04
Latest Datestamp2022-10-01
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