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Maya Society

 Organization

administrative history

Citation

NIC files (hdg.: Maya Society; imprint: Maya Society, at the Johns Hopkins University)

LC in RLIN, 8-10-86 (hdg.: Maya Society)

Checklist of Mesoamerican manuscripts, 2003 (Maya Society; est. 1920 in Auburn Hill, Va. by William Gates; dedicated to collection and dissemination of information on Maya languages and culture; published more than twenty publications)

The Maya Society and its work, 1937: p. 3 (est. July 21, 1930 in Washington, D.C.; dedicated to promotion of knowledge and understanding of Indian races of Middle America, past and present, especially the Maya people and their country; publishing and research on topic)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

William Gates collection of texts in native languages, 1521-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies, typescripts, manuscripts, and notes of texts collected by Gates in various Mesoamerican languages.
Dates: 1521-1940

William Gates glyph studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains hand-written, typed, and photographic notes on various Mesoamerican codices and glyphs in addition to an extensive card file for glyph identification. The notes were compiled by Gates both in the field and in California and Baltimore between the years 1898 and 1940.
Dates: 1898-1940

William Gates institutional affiliations, 1912-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains writings related to Gates' institutional affiliations with the Aryan Theosophical Society, the San Diego Museum, and the Department of Middle American Research at Tulane University. While his work with the Department of Middle American Research at Tulane University was directly related to the study of Mesoamerica, Gates' affiliations with the Aryan Theosophical Society and the San Diego Museum were not related to the study of Mesoamerica.
Dates: 1912-1940

William Gates Mesoamerican language studies, 1898-1940

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains notes, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, on the grammars and vocabularies of various Mesoamerican languages including Tzeltal, Quiché, Maya, and Motul.
Dates: 1898-1940

William Gates research notes, 1898-1940

 Series
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains Gates' research notes, produced both in the field (Southern Mexico and Guatemala) and in Baltimore and California, between the years 1898 and 1940, on various codices, early Mesoamerican vocabularies and grammatical studies, as well as astrological and calindrical studies. Many of the notes are in organized into lengthy charts and tables.
Dates: 1898-1940