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William Gates collection of Mesoamerican source materials, 1593-1924

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8
Contains sales catalogs of Gates' collection of Mesoamerican manuscripts and source materials as well as source materials, largely photocopies, of numerous Mesoamerican, Central American, and South American Indian languages. All materials were compiled throughout Gates' 1898 to 1940 academic involvement with Mesoamerica.

Dates

  • 1593-1924

Language of Materials

Materials in English, Spanish, French, and Native American languages.

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.

Extent

38 boxes

Biographical History

William Gates (1863-1940) was an author, linguist, archaeologist, collector, publisher, museum director, and president of the Maya Society.

Arrangement

Arranged in two subseries: 1. Collection of sales catalogs. 2. Collection of source materials on grammars and vocabularies of native languages.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS279.xml

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States