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Maya Society unpublished material, approximately 1920-1940

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 6 Sub-Series 19

Scope and Contents

Contains items from the years 1930 to 1940 relating to unpublished materials of the Maya Society.


  • approximately 1920-1940


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Gates papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

From the Series:

The Maya Society was established by William Gates on July 21, 1930 in Washington, D.C. The society was dedicated to the collection of research and publications on the Indians of Central America, particularly the Maya, as well as the publication of research on the topic. An earlier society by the same name was previously established by Gates in Virginia in 1920.


40 folders

Language of Materials

Multiple languages


Arranged in eight subseries: 1. Proposed publication no. 5. 2. Proposed publication no. 6. 3. Proposed publication no. 8. 4. Proposed publication no. 9. 5. Proposed publication no. 10. 6. Proposed publication no. 22. 7. Unpublished drafts and proofs. 8. Collection on Maya medical literature.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States