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 103 Collections and/or Records:
William Gates collection on Maya medical literature, 1930-1940
Contains plant lists, classifications of ailments, Maya medical vocabulary, and notes relating to Gates' 1930-1940 study of Maya medical literature.
William Gates collection on the Popul Vuh, 1521-1940
Contains photocopies, manuscripts, and typescripts from Gates' collection of Popul Vuh-related texts in Quiché.
William Gates ethnohistorical materials in European languages, 1521-1940
Contains photocopies, typescripts, and manuscripts from Gates' collection of ethnohistorical materials in European languages, primarily Spanish with some German and English texts.
William Gates glyph studies, 1898-1940
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.
William Gates institutional affiliations, 1912-1940
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.
William Gates maps, drawings, and other material, 1890-1940
Contains a book on ancient mexican art, as well as maps and drawings of various ruins.
William Gates mementoes, 1920-1940
Contains Gates' mementoes related to his life's work and collection sales. Items span the years 1918 to 1940.
William Gates Mesoamerican astrology and calendric studies, 1898-1940
Contains notes on Mesoamerican astrology and calindrics compiled by Gates between the years 1898 and 1940.
William Gates Mesoamerican language studies, 1898-1940
Contains notes, compiled by Gates between 1898 and 1940, on the grammars and vocabularies of various Mesoamerican languages including Tzeltal, Quiché, Maya, and Motul.
William Gates papers on collecting activities, 1898-1940
Contains items related to the collecting activities of William Gates during the years 1898 to 1940, including book lists, bibliographies, book orders, and a catalog of purchased books, all of which being related to his research of Mesoamerican language groups.