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William Gates collection of Maya texts, 1521-1940

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 11

Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies, typescripts, and manuscripts from Gates' collection of texts in the Maya language.


  • 1521-1940


Language of Materials

Materials in English, Spanish, French, and Native American languages.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William Gates papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

From the Collection:

William Gates (1863-1940) was an author, linguist, archaeologist, collector, publisher, museum director, and president of the Maya Society.


82 folders


Arranged in three subseries: 1. Christian texts. 2. Codices, books of Chilam Balam, and other material. 3. Historical documents.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States