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
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).
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must
be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford
University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special
Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright
owner, heir(s) or assigns. See:
This collection is open for research.