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Maya Society

 Organization

administrative history

Citation

NIC files (hdg.: Maya Society; imprint: Maya Society, at the Johns Hopkins University)

LC in RLIN, 8-10-86 (hdg.: Maya Society)

Checklist of Mesoamerican manuscripts, 2003 (Maya Society; est. 1920 in Auburn Hill, Va. by William Gates; dedicated to collection and dissemination of information on Maya languages and culture; published more than twenty publications)

The Maya Society and its work, 1937: p. 3 (est. July 21, 1930 in Washington, D.C.; dedicated to promotion of knowledge and understanding of Indian races of Middle America, past and present, especially the Maya people and their country; publishing and research on topic)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

William Gates papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 279
Scope and Contents Containts transcripts, printers' proofs, grammars, vocabularies, dictionaries, glyph studies, botanical studies, commentaries, articles, editions of codices, personal correspondence, 44 original manuscripts, imprints, maps, charts, drawings, photographs, notes, memoranda, Maya Society materials, genealogies of Maya families, and Mayan glyphs on moveable type. Many of the items are reproductions. The materials relate to the languages history and archaeology of the Indian peoples of Central...
Dates: 1524-1947

Maya Society print materials, 1920-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains various print materials relating to the images (printing plates, photostats, proofs, and oversized drawings) used in Maya Society publications from the years 1930 to 1940.
Dates: 1920-1940

Maya Society proposed publication no. 9, 1930-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 19 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains a manuscript relating to the once-proposed Maya Society publication number 9: "The Indian form of Confessional" to be published between the years 1930 and 1940.
Dates: 1930-1940

Maya Society publications, 1920-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains items relating to the publication of Maya Society publications, such as orders for publications and a list of publications.
Dates: 1920-1940

Maya Society Quarterly, 1931-1932

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains a mock-up, drawings and graphics, manuscripts, and galley prints related to the Maya Society Quarterly, a 1931-1932 project that predates the Maya Society's most common practice of periodic publishing of Mesoamerican studies.
Dates: 1931-1932

Maya Society records, 1930-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains materials related to the publication of the twenty-two official publications of the Maya Society, as well as periodicals and other output of the society. Materials date from between 1930 and 1940.
Dates: 1930-1940

Maya Society unpublished material, approximately 1920-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 19
Scope and Contents Contains items from the years 1930 to 1940 relating to unpublished materials of the Maya Society.
Dates: approximately 1920-1940

William Gates ethnohistorical materials in European languages, 1521-1940

 Series — Box: 104, Folder: 3, 3A, 4, 4A
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 10
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, typescripts, and manuscripts from Gates' collection of ethnohistorical materials in European languages, primarily Spanish with some German and English texts.
Dates: 1521-1940

William Gates institutional affiliations, 1912-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains writings related to Gates' institutional affiliations with the Aryan Theosophical Society, the San Diego Museum, and the Department of Middle American Research at Tulane University. While his work with the Department of Middle American Research at Tulane University was directly related to the study of Mesoamerica, Gates' affiliations with the Aryan Theosophical Society and the San Diego Museum were not related to the study of Mesoamerica.
Dates: 1912-1940