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Kenneth W. Whistler Papers on California Indian Languages

Collection number: SCL Whistler
Primary contributors:  Oscar McDaniel (consultant), Joe Freeman (consultant), Kenneth W. Whistler (researcher), Jennie Regalado (consultant)
Additional contributors:  Harry Lorenzo (consultant), Sharky Moore (consultant)
Dates: 1970-1980
Extent: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Historical information: Kenneth Whistler received a bachelor's degree from Stanford University (1972) and a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley (1980). His research focused on the Penutian languages of California, chiefly Patwin.
Scope and content: The Papers primarily document Whistler's field work on Patwin and Nomlaki. Whistler's Patwin consultants included Harry Lorenzo (Rumsey Hill Patwin, Brooks, California), Oscar McDaniel (Kabalwen Patwin, Stonyford, California) and Jennie Regalado (Colusa River Patwin, Colusa, California). Whistler's Nomlaki consultants included Joe Freeman (Paskenta Hill Nomlaki, Los Molinos, California). In addition to Whistler's field notes, the Papers contain drafts of a paper on Pomo prehistory by Whistler and notes on Yokuts reconstructions.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Kenneth W. Whistler Papers on California Indian Languages, SCL Whistler, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley,
Associated materials: Audio recordings associated with the Papers are in the Berkeley Language Center, Berkeley, California (LA 105).
Access restrictions: unrestricted