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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 43 Collections and/or Records:

William Gates glyph studies, 1898-1940

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 maps, drawings, and other material, 1890-1940

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8 Sub-Series 2 Sub-Series 30
Scope and Contents Contains a book on ancient mexican art, as well as maps and drawings of various ruins.
Dates: 1890-1940

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