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Maya Society


administrative history


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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Maya Society draft materials for publication no. 7, 1935

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains documents related to the 1935 publication of Maya Society publication number 7, including positive prints of the manuscript, a typescript of the publication's introduction, a printed announcement of publication, and a printed article and later comments regarding the disputed authenticity of the manuscript, which is now accepted as a forgery.
Dates: 1935

William Gates writings, 1912-1922

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