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Frans Ferdinand Blom papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS FM 54

Scope and Contents

Contains 26 reels of microfilm with positive images and 26 reels of microfilm with negative images of the same materials. The microfilm include copies of a biography, correspondence, certificates, diaries, photographs, and articles. Also included are paper copies of articles, pamphlets, and a map. The materials relate to Blom's research on Mayan archaeology and his expeditions to Mexico.


  • 1919-1962


Language of Materials

Materials in English, Danish, and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

Negative masters condition restricted. Microfilm print copies available for public use.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical History

Frans Ferdinand Blom (1893-1963) was a Danish-American archaeologist who taught at Tulane University.


1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

10 microfilm boxes (5 linear ft.)

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid is available in Spanish in the repository.

Custodial History

Donated in installments between 1978 and 1980.

Custodial History

Microfilm copies were made under the direction of the Harold B. Lee Library and the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1978 and 1980.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; 1978.

Donated; 1979.

Donated; 1980.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Existence and Location of Originals

Casa Na Blom; San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Register of Frans Ferdinand Blom papers
Benjamin Sipes
2011 July 11
Description rules
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Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States