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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 44 Collections and/or Records:

William Gates collection on the Popul Vuh, 1521-1940

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 21 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies, manuscripts, and typescripts from Gates' collection of Popul Vuh-related texts in Quiché.

Dates: 1521-1940

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

William Gates research notes, 1898-1940

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains notes in the form of notebooks and typescripts, compiled by Gates between the years 1898 and 1940, on both Mesoamerican and non-Mesoamerican languages, as well as geographical notes and calindrical studies.

Dates: 1898-1940

William Gates text items, approximately 1521-1960

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 11 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains typescripts of Gates comments on his manuscript collection, notes, and other items.

Dates: approximately 1521-1960