Timothy Montler papers, 1979-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Montler, Timothy
Title
Timothy Montler papers
Dates
1979-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
44 sound tape reels, 1 microfilm reel, 127 sound cassettes, and 9 CDs
Collection Number
3018
Summary
Recordings of interviews and other linguistic and conversational material in Pacific Northwest Native American languages, recorded by linguist Timothy Montler
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Klallam is a Native American language of the Salishan family. It is closely related to, though not mutually intelligible with, Northern Straits (Saanich, Samish, Lummi, Songish, Sooke). Until the 1970s Klallam was spoken at all four reservations (Elwha, Jamestown, and Port Gamble on the Olympic Peninsula and Becher Bay on Vancouver Island). At the beginning of the 21st century it is spoken as a first language by fewer than five elders at Elwha and Becher Bay.

Dr. Timothy Montler-- Expertise: American Indian Languages, Linguistics, Endangered Languages. Education: PhD, linguistics, University of Hawaii; MA, linguistics, University of Hawaii; BA, linguistics, Ohio State University. Activities: Has received National Science Foundation grants to preserve American Indian languages. Authored numerous articles and several books, including Dictionary of the Alabama Language and Saanich North Straits Salish Classified Word List. Member of the Linguistic Society of America, the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, and the International Linguistic Association. Served as interim editor of the Southwest Journal of Linguistics. Was formally given a traditional name by the Elwha Klallam Tribe for his efforts in helping to preserve their language.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Recordings of interviews and other linguistic and conversational material, as well as accompanying field notes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights retained. Contact Special Collections for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3018-001: Timothy Montler tape recordings, 1979Return to Top

.14 cubic foot (4 reel to reel tapes)

Scope and Content: Tape recordings, Becher Bay, B.C. July- August 1979.

Interviews with Tom and Lilly Charles; a recording at a Shaker meeting at the home of Richard Charles.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Timothy Montler, 9/15/1979.

Accession No. 3018-002: Timothy Montler research recordings, 1980-1981Return to Top

40 5" reel recordings; 1 microfilm reel

Scope and Content: Taped recordings of conversations in Saanich, some with Cowichan and English; microfilm is of accompanying notes.

Daily interviews were conducted with Elsie Claxton and Violet Williams at the East Saanich Reserve, British Columbia. Total time with informants amounted to over 150 hours. 40 one-half hour tapes of elicited, textual, and conversational material were recorded and documented in approximately 500 notebook pages. The elicited material includes the entire B.C. Provincial Museum word list and a great deal of paradigmatic and syntactic information. The short to medium length texts include anecdotes, traditional tales, local history, and old Saanich "rules for living" such as prescriptive behavior for expectant mothers and fathers. All texts are recorded in Saanich, some also in English and Cowichan. The conversations are on various topics including discussions of meanings, contexts, and acceptability for particular Saanich and Cowichan, and others exhibit switching among Saanich, Cowichan, and English. Most texts and conversations are yet untranscribed.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Timothy Montler, 10/28/1981.

Accession No. 3018-003: Timothy Montler recordings, 1978-2005Return to Top

1.02 cubic feet (6 boxes including 127 sound cassettes, 7 audio CDs, and 2 data CDs)

Scope and Content: Klallam language field recordings and notes. Includes 127 sound cassettes, 7 audio CDs (copies of the cassettes), and 2 data CDs containing field notes (1978-2003) in TIF and in PDF. Tapes include linguistic material: lexical items, narratives of history, culture, advice, speeches, conversations, paradigms, elicited sentences, etc.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access, contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Timothy Montler, 2005-09-13

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 3018-003
KL1: Richard Sampson, Port Angeles, WA
August 1978
1 3018-003
KL2: Tom Charles and Lilly Charles, Becher Bay Reserve, BC
July 1979
1 3018-003
KL3: Lillian Charles and Tom Charles, Becher Bay
1979
1 3018-003
KL4-KL5: Lillian Charles and Tom Charles, Becher Bay
1979
1 3018-003
KL6: Lillian Charles, Becher Bay
July 1980
1 3018-003
KL7-KL8: Ed Sampson with Hazel Sampson, Adeline Smith, Bea Charles, Elwha Reservation, WA
June 1992
1 3018-003
KL9: Billy Hall, Copy of Leon Metcalf recording at Elwha in 1950s
undated
1 3018-003
KL10-KL12: Ed Sampson with Hazel Sampson, Adeline Smith, Bea Charles, Elwha Reservation, WA
June 1992
1 3018-003
KL13-KL14: Adeline Smith and Bea Charles, Elwha
June 1992
1 3018-003
KL15-KL20: Ed Sampson with Hazel Sampson, Adeline Smith, Bea Charles, Elwha Reservation, WA
June 1992
2 3018-003
KL21-KL26: Ed Sampson with Hazel Sampson, Adeline Smith, Bea Charles, Elwha Reservation, WA
July 1992
2 3018-003
KL27-KL38: Ed Sampson and Tom Charles with Hazel Sampson, Flora Charles, Adeline Smith, and Bea Charles, Elwha
July 1992
2 3018-003
KL39-KL40: Ed Sampson and Tom Charles, Elwha
August 1993
3 3018-003
KL41-KL60: Ed Sampson and Tom Charles, Elwha
1993
4 3018-003
KL61-KL65: Ed Sampson and Tom Charles, Elwha
1993
4 3018-003
KL66-KL79: Ed Sampson and Tom Charles, Elwha
1994
4 3018-003
KL82: Tom Charles, Elwha
1995
5 3018-003
KL83-KL95: Tom Charles, Elwha
1995
5 3018-003
KL96-KL104: Tom Charles, Elwha
1996
6 3018-003
KL105-KL106: Tom Charles, Elwha
1996
6 3018-003
KL107-KL108: Various, Copies of Leon Metcalf recordings of Klallam in 1950s
undated
6 3018-003
KL109: Tom Charles, Elwha
1996
6 3018-003
KL110: Tom Charles, recorded by Michael Charles, Elwha
1997
6 3018-003
KL111-KL113: Ed Sampson, recorded by Jacilee Wray, Elwha
1991
6 3018-003
KL114: Amy Allen, Copy of Leon Metcalf recordings in 1950s
undated
6 3018-003
KL115: Ruth Shelton, copy of Leon Metcalf recording of Klallam in 1950s
undated
6 3018-003
KL116: Tom Charles
1997
6 3018-003
KL117: Tom Charles
1998
6 3018-003
KL118: Tom Charles
1999
6 3018-003
KL119: Adeline Smith and Bea Charles
1999
6 3018-003
KL120: Adeline Smith and Bea Charles
2000
6 3018-003
KL121: Adeline Smith and Bea Charles
2003
6 3018-003
KLMD1-KLMD6: Adeline Smith and Bea Charles
2004
6 3018-003
KL122a: Adeline Smith and Bea Charles
2005
6 3018-003
KL122b: Tom Charles, from 1997 video
1997
6 3018-003
KL123-KL124: Shaker Meeting at Becher Bay (music only)
1979
6 3018-003
KL125-KL126: Klallam Songs Sung by Younger Tribe Members
1995
6 3018-003
KL127: Bea Charles, Adeline Smith, Walt Bennett, Klallam dinner prayer
2003

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clallam Indians--Interviews
  • Clallam Indians--Research
  • Clallam language--Research
  • Personal Names :
  • Montler, Timothy--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Field notes
  • Field recordings
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Northwest Linguistic Collection (creator)