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    • Collection number: Silver
    • Primary contributors: Shirley Silver (researcher), Sargent Sambo (consultant)
    • Additional contributors: Roy Siniard (researcher), Lily Montgomery (consultant), Minnie Fulwider (consultant)
    • Languages: Yuki, Yana (ynn), Kashaya (kju), Shasta (sht), Southern Pomo (peq)
    • Dates: 1960s - approximately 1980 and undated
    • Historical information: Shirley Silver (1926-) is Professor Emerita at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California. She received a bachelor's degree (1949) and Ph.D. (1966) from the University of California, Berkeley. Her doctoral thesis was a description of the Shasta language based on fieldwork condicuted in 1957-1961. Over the course of her career she published widely on a variety of topics related to the native languages of California.
    • Scope and content: The Papers document Shirley Silver's research on the indigenous languages of California. This includes a microfilm copy of her Shasta field notes collected in the summers of 1957-1961. Sargent Sambo was her main Shasta language consultant, and she recorded additional material with Clara Wicks (Shasta) and Lily Montgomery (Yana). The collection also includes copies of wordlists for Shasta and Southern Pomo collected by Silver, a pre-publication draft article on Hokan botanical vocabulary, notes on Yuki grammar, and a set of slides featuring the Kashaya alphabet.
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Shirley Silver Papers on California Indian Languages, SCL Silver, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2DV1GTT
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    • Item number: Silver.001
    • Date: undated
    • Contributor: Shirley Silver (researcher)
    • Language: Southern Pomo (peq)
    • Availability: In person by appointment
    • Extent: 1 folder
    • Description: Mimeograph master sheets (23 pp.) with a Southern Pomo morpheme glossary to accompany a text "Sparrowhawk and Screech-owl" (prepared by A.M. Halpern for a class). Includes a set of index cards with morphological elements.
    • Collection: Shirley Silver Papers on California Indian Languages
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Southern Pomo vocabulary], Silver.001, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/1698
    • Item number: Silver.002
    • Date: undated
    • Contributors: Shirley Silver (researcher), Sargent Sambo (consultant)
    • Language: Shasta (sht)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Extent: 1 folder, 14 pp.
    • Place: Oak Knoll Ranger Station
    • Description: Undated verifax copy of Survey vocabulary sheet, original dated 1961 July.
      (The digital files associated with this Item include a series of scanned images from original physical objects. These images are aggregated at lower resolution in the file Silver.002.pdf. The original full resolution scans are collected in Silver.002.zip. Metadata pertaining to each scanned image is compiled in the tab-separated text file Silver.002-image_metadata.txt.)
    • Collection: Shirley Silver Papers on California Indian Languages
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Shasta vocabulary], Silver.002, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2JM27K0
    • Item number: Silver.003
    • Date: before 1970
    • Contributor: Shirley Silver (researcher)
    • Languages: [unknown]
    • Availability: In person by appointment
    • Extent: 1 folder
    • Description: Mimeographed copy of a pre-publication draft of an survey of ethnobotanical vocabulary in Hokan languages.
    • Collection: Shirley Silver Papers on California Indian Languages
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Pre-publication copy of "Some Northern Hokan plant-tree-bush forms"], Silver.003, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/1700
    • Item number: Silver.004
    • Date: 1967
    • Contributors: Shirley Silver (researcher), Roy Siniard (researcher), Minnie Fulwider (consultant)
    • Language: Yuki
    • Availability: In person by appointment
    • Extent: 1 folder
    • Description: Elicited paradigms and short sentences. Notes may have been collected during recording sessions or transcribed from tape later on. Both Silver and Roy Siniard are mentioned, and Siniard may have written these notes.
    • Collection: Shirley Silver Papers on California Indian Languages
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Notes on Yuki grammar], Silver.004, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/1701
    • Item number: Silver.m001
    • Date: 1964 March 5
    • Contributors: Shirley Silver (researcher), Lily Montgomery (consultant), Sargent Sambo (consultant)
    • Languages: Shasta (sht), Yana (ynn)
    • Availability: In person by appointment
    • Extent: 1 reel microfilm
    • Place: Oak Knoll Ranger Station
    • Description: Microfilm copy of field notebook, originals dated 1957-1961. Mostly Shasta with 1 page of Yana.
    • Collection: Shirley Silver Papers on California Indian Languages
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Shasta field notes], Silver.m001, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/1702
    • Item number: Silver.s001
    • Date: approximately 1980
    • Contributor: Shirley Silver (researcher)
    • Language: Kashaya (kju)
    • Availability: In person by appointment
    • Extent: 1 box, 34 slides
    • Description: Slides featuring the Kashaya Pomo alphabet with sample words and pictures for each letter. Prepared for a school project on the Kashaya Reservation. Given to Professor Leanne Hinton by Shirley Silver ca. 1980.
    • Collection: Shirley Silver Papers on California Indian Languages
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Kashaya alphabet slides], Silver.s001, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/1704

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