Brigham Young Academy. South American Expedition (1900-1901)
- Existence: 1900 - 1901
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.
Citation: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:
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.
Contains correspondence, notes, and manuscript drafts about Chester G. Van Buren. Materials date from between 1928 and 1968.
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.
Contains correspondence, writings, and primary sources about the South American Expedition assembled by Tanner. Materials date from between 1900 and 1975.
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by Shirley Wolfe (biographical sketch, diary information, list of written and published works, etc.), published and unpublished references to Wolfe, Juvenile Instructor articles about the Expedition, list of references to correspondence found in Wolfe's diaries, and Wolfe family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.)
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.