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Brigham Young Academy. South American Expedition (1900-1901)



  • Existence: 1900 - 1901

Administrative History

The South American Expedition was a scientific research expedition led by faculty members of Brigham Young Academy from 1900 to 1901. The group explored areas in central and southern Mexico and Central America.

Benjamin Cluff, Jr., 1947: p. x (Brigham Young Academy Scientific Expedition; organized by Benjamin Cluff and conducted between 1900-1901) p. 101 (Brigham Young Academy South American Exploring Expedition)

Diary of Christian Olsen, 1957: t.p. (Brigham Young Academy South American Expedition)

UPB files, May 29, 2010 (Cluff Expedition; Zarahemla Project)

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Chester G. Van Buren papers

 Collection — Box 2: [Barcode: 31197231011211]
Identifier: UA 352
Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten journals, typescripts of journals, handwritten and typewritten correspondence to, from and concerning Van Buren and the expedition, supply lists, financial papers, certificates, passports, maps and photographs concerning the expedition. The majority of the material dates from 1900-1903.

Dates: 1887-1933; Majority of material found within 1900-1903

Vasco M. Tanner articles on Chester G. Van Buren, 1928-1968

Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, notes, and manuscript drafts about Chester G. Van Buren. Materials date from between 1928 and 1968.

Dates: 1928-1968

Vasco M. Tanner research on Chester G. Van Buren, 1899-1968

Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains diaries, field notes, articles, and other materials about Van Buren and his participation in the South American Expedition. Materials date from between 1899 and 1968.

Dates: 1899-1968

Vasco M. Tanner research on the South American Expedition, 1900-1975

Identifier: MSS 4170 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, writings, and primary sources about the South American Expedition assembled by Tanner. Materials date from between 1900 and 1975.

Dates: 1900-1975

Walter M. Wolfe articles, 1887-1905

Identifier: UA 366 Series 2
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a scrapbook of clippings, articles about himself, letters containing background information, articles about the South American expedition, articles Wolfe wrote about life and education and his activities at BYA, etc. Primarily copies of poems and articles written by Wolfe on all sorts of archeological and educational subjects, organized into folders by magazine (Forest and Stream, Juvenile Instructor, The Normal, Journal of Pedagogy, Millennial Star, Improvement Era, etc.), then...
Dates: 1887-1905

Walter M. Wolfe biographical information, 1892-approximately 1983

Identifier: UA 366 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Assorted items prepared by Shirley Wolfe (biographical sketch, diary information, list of written and published works, etc.), published and unpublished references to Wolfe, Juvenile Instructor articles about the Expedition, list of references to correspondence found in Wolfe's diaries, and Wolfe family information from the Provo City Cemetery (his wife, Caroline; their daughter Sarah, etc.)

Dates: 1892-approximately 1983

Walter M. Wolfe journals and other papers, 1900-1901

Identifier: UA 366 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Originals and typescripts of Wolfe's personal journals, August 1900-August 1901; Guatemalan passport and letter authorizing "archaeological explorations," receipt, and letter of request for translation of said items.

Dates: 1900-1901

Walter M. Wolfe collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 366
Scope and Contents Includes detailed journals, 1900-1901; copies of numerous articles by him, 1887-1905; and biographical information. Journals were recorded during the Brigham Young Academy South American Expedition. Collection includes transcriptions of the journals. Wolfe's articles appeared in Forest and Stream, Juvenile Instructor, Young Woman's Journal, Millennial Star, and in periodicals published by Brigham Young Academy and others. Articles relate to wildlife recreation (especially in Nebraska and...
Dates: approximately 1887-1983