Today has been one of those rough days, but sometimes rough days lead to blessing in disguises.
Soooo I found out that there are possibly hundreds of pages of additional Chochenyo field notes from the 1930s that are not available to the public that I am very likely going to have handed to me in the next couple of weeks!!! Wooooohoooooooo!!!!!!
Turns out way back when in the 1960s, a linguist named Catherine Callaghan found a dusty file of notes simply labeled “Choch,” which ended up being JP Harrington’s Chochenyo field notes. They were copied and handed over to UC Berkeley (I believe) where they were lost.
Only 3/5 of the notes were recovered and made public.
But the remaining 2/5 were copied. A friend of mine, who is an anthropologist and an ally of the Ohlone community, Bev Ortiz, has these copies… many she made herself, and willing to share them with me.
Woooohoooo! I an just getting started :)