Guide to the Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Collection SC0821

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
October 2010

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Title: Walter Y. Evans-Wentz collection
Identifier/Call Number: SC0821
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1894-1993
Summary: Collection pertains to research Winkler did in preparation for his biography of W. Y. Evans-Wentz. The photocopied source materials on Evans-Wentz include his letters to Lama Govinda, 1955-62; his "Notes for an Autobiography" 1920; one letter from Carl Jung, 1950; several published articles by Evans-Wentz; and the diary of Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup (in English and Tibetan) 1894. Winker's papers include letters received, 1979-93; three notebooks on his research, 1977-86; two of his published articles on Evans-Wentz; and the copyright certificate for his book PILGRIM OF THE CLEAR LIGHT. Correspondents include John Blofeld, Lama Anagarika Govinda, Peter Matthiessen, and T. T. Samdup (son of Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup who worked with Evans-Wentz). The collection also includes an audiotape of recollections of Evans-Wentz by Warren Ault, who knew him when he was at Oxford (1907-08); and photographs of Evans-Wentz, the houses he lived in, scenes in Almora (India) in 1979, and Mount Cuchama, property near San Diego that Evans-Wentz owned.
creator: Winkler, Ken.
creator: Winkler, Ken.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Collection (SC0821). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Ken Winkler, a Peace Corps worker in India, 1964-66, and the Czech Republic, 1995-96, is the author of two biographies, PILGRIM OF THE CLEAR LIGHT: THE BIOGRAPHY OF DR. WALTER EVANS-WENTZ (1982) and A THOUSAND JOURNEYS: A BIOGRAPHY OF LAMA ANAGARIKA GOVINDA (2002), and a novel, THE FURIES ARISE: A NOVEL OF THE INDIAN MUTINY (1984).

Description of the Collection

Collection pertains to research Winkler did in preparation for his biography of W. Y. Evans-Wentz. The photocopied source materials on Evans-Wentz include his letters to Lama Govinda, 1955-62; his "Notes for an Autobiography" 1920; one letter from Carl Jung, 1950; several published articles by Evans-Wentz; and the diary of Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup (in English and Tibetan) 1894. Winker's papers include letters received, 1979-93; three notebooks on his research, 1977-86; two of his published articles on Evans-Wentz; and the copyright certificate for his book PILGRIM OF THE CLEAR LIGHT. Correspondents include John Blofeld, Lama Anagarika Govinda, Peter Matthiessen, and T. T. Samdup (son of Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup who worked with Evans-Wentz). The collection also includes an audiotape of recollections of Evans-Wentz by Warren Ault, who knew him when he was at Oxford (1907-08); and photographs of Evans-Wentz, the houses he lived in, scenes in Almora (India) in 1979, and Mount Cuchama, property near San Diego that Evans-Wentz owned.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Blofeld, John, 1913-1987
Evans-Wentz, W. Y. (Walter Yeeling), 1878-1965
Govinda, Anagarika Brahmacari.
Govinda, Anagarika Brahmacari.
Matthiessen, Peter.
Matthiessen, Peter.
Winkler, Ken.

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