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William Gates collection of source materials on grammars and vocabularies of native languages, 1520-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2
Contains 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

  • 1520-1940

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

37 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 thirty subseries: 1. Cakchiquel source materials. 2. Chiapaneca source materials. 3. Chinantec source materials. 4. Chocho source materials. 5. Cholti source materials. 6. Chorti source materials. 7. Cuna source materials. 8. Hegue source materials. 9. Huastec source materials. 10. Kekchi source materials. 11. Mam source materials. 12. Matlatzinca source materials. 13. Maya source materials. 14. Mazahua source materials. 15. Mixe source materials. 16. Mixtec source materials. 17. Nahuatl source materials. 18. Otomi source materials. 19. Pocomam source materials. 20. Pokomchi source materials. 21. Popoloca source materials. 22. Quiche source materials. 23. Tarascan source materials. 24. Tojolabal source materials. 25. Totonac source materials. 26. Tzeltal source materials. 27. Tzotzil source materials. 28. Zapotec source materials. 29. Zoque source materials. 30. Maps, drawings, and other material.

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