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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 60 Collections and/or Records:

William Gates collection of Zapotec texts, 1567-1882

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 27
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies and a typescript of Christian-related texts from Gates' collection of texts in the Zapotec language.
Dates: 1567-1882

William Gates collection of Zoque texts, 1696-1709

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 28
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of Christian texts from Gates' collection of texts in the Zoque language.
Dates: 1696-1709

William Gates collection on the Popul Vuh, 1521-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 21 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, manuscripts, and typescripts from Gates' collection of Popul Vuh-related texts in Quiché.
Dates: 1521-1940

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 glyph studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains hand-written, typed, and photographic notes on various Mesoamerican codices and glyphs in addition to an extensive card file for glyph identification. The notes were compiled by Gates both in the field and in California and Baltimore between the years 1898 and 1940.
Dates: 1898-1940

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 maps, drawings, and other material, 1890-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 30
Scope and Contents Contains a book on ancient mexican art, as well as maps and drawings of various ruins.
Dates: 1890-1940

William Gates Mesoamerican language studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains notes, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, on the grammars and vocabularies of various Mesoamerican languages including Tzeltal, Quiché, Maya, and Motul.
Dates: 1898-1940

William Gates papers on collecting activities, 1898-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains items related to the collecting activities of William Gates during the years 1898 to 1940, including book lists, bibliographies, book orders, and a catalog of purchased books, all of which being related to his research of Mesoamerican language groups.
Dates: 1898-1940

William Gates research notes, 1898-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains Gates' research notes, produced both in the field (Southern Mexico and Guatemala) and in Baltimore and California, between the years 1898 and 1940, on various codices, early Mesoamerican vocabularies and grammatical studies, as well as astrological and calindrical studies. Many of the notes are in organized into lengthy charts and tables.
Dates: 1898-1940