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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 6 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

William Gates collection of Huastec source materials, 1767-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, notes, and typescripts, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, of source materials in the Huastec language.
Dates: 1767-1940

William Gates collection of texts in native languages, 1521-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, typescripts, manuscripts, and notes of texts collected by Gates in various Mesoamerican languages.
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

William Gates Mesoamerican astrology and calendric studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains notes on Mesoamerican astrology and calindrics compiled by Gates between the years 1898 and 1940.
Dates: 1898-1940

William Gates writings, 1912-1922

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains selected writings of Gates prior to 1930, including notes, printed studies and articles, and public addresses. All items pertain to the study of Mesoamerica, with the exception of an article on the conditions in post-revolution Mexico and an article on Chinese art.
Dates: 1912-1922