By amassing the largest collection of Patwin historic archives, we are able to understand our past and make informed decisions for our future. Our collections include written documents, historic video and audio files and a collection of 12,000 current and historic images. Sources for these files include federal government archives, as well as linguistic and ethnographic field notes housed in a variety of universities from Berkeley to Harvard. Family collections, oral histories and newspaper articles provide primary documentation to ensure our stories are authentic.
The Patwin historic archive is used in a variety of ways to support the work of government affairs, educational engagements, site protection and internal programs. Through primary materials, we are able to engage multiple generations in our educational and cultural experiences.