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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 collection of texts in native languages, 1521-1940

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 collection of Zapotec texts, 1567-1882

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 27
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies and a typescript of Christian-related texts from Gates' collection of texts in the Zapotec language.

Dates: 1567-1882

William Gates ethnohistorical materials in European languages, 1521-1940

 Series — Box 104: Series 10 [Barcode: 31197232492600], Folder: 3, 3A, 4, 4A
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies, typescripts, and manuscripts from Gates' collection of ethnohistorical materials in European languages, primarily Spanish with some German and English texts.

Dates: 1521-1940