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Maya Society


administrative history

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 13 Collections and/or Records:

William Gates Mesoamerican language studies, 1898-1940

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

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

William Gates writings, 1912-1922

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Contains selected writings of Gates prior to 1930, including notes, printed studies and articles, and public addresses. All items pertain to the study of Mesoamerica, with the exception of an article on the conditions in post-revolution Mexico and an article on Chinese art.

Dates: 1912-1922