Historical information: Sydney M. Lamb is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Yale University (1951) and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley (1957). His doctoral dissertation was a grammar of the Mono language based on fieldwork conducted around North Fork, California in the summers of 1953 and 1954. He was a Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley from 1958-1964 and Yale University from 1968-1977. He left academia to work in the computer industry from 1977-1981, but subsequently joined the faculty of the Department of Linguistics at Rice University, where he has spent the remainder of his academic career.
Scope and content: The Papers document Lamb's research on Indian languages of California and surrounding areas from 1953-1955. One microfilm reel in the collection also includes copies of Victor Golla's notebooks from his fieldwork on Hupa at Hoopa Valley in the summer of 1963; for more details, see details under the Victor Golla Papers on the Hupa Language.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Sydney M. Lamb Papers on California Indian Languages, SCL Lamb, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2JW8BTD
Description: Contains mostly vocabulary. (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 Lamb.001.001.pdf. The original full resolution scans are collected in Lamb.001.001.zip. Metadata pertaining to each scanned image is compiled in the tab-separated text file Lamb.001.001-image_metadata.txt.)