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William Gates photographs, postcards, and other material, approximately 1860-1960

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 11

Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs, postcards, stereographs, tintypes, glass negatives and positives, lantern slides, and negatives. Includes images of South American archaeological sites and peoples, some of which were taken by E. & H. Anthony.


  • approximately 1860-1960


Language of Materials

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

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Access

Negatives and lantern slides: Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

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.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

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


17 boxes


Arranged in eight subseries: 1. Photographs. 2. Text items. 3. Illustrations and drawings. 4. Photographic negatives. 5. Photographs of Mexico and Central America. 6. Photographs of Peru and Ecuador. 7. Photographs from Handbook of North American Indians. 8. Photographs unrelated to Latin America.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).


The photographic portion of MSS 279 was formerly organized under MSS P 102.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States