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, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2CV4FPF
Description: Digital images of field notebook D. Original material dated March 7, 1976 to 4-2-76. (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 Whistler.005.004.pdf. The original full resolution scans are collected in Whistler.005.004.zip. Metadata pertaining to each scanned image is compiled in the tab-separated text file Whistler.005.004-image_metadata.txt.)
Description: Undated photocopies of field notebooks, originals dated 1975-1979. First volume labeled "Notebooks A, B, C", 2nd volume labeled "Notebooks D, E, F, G". Scanned images of the original notebooks are available as items labeled Whistler.005.001 through Whistler.005.007.