William Gates collection of Maya texts, 1521-1940
Scope and Contents
Contains photocopies, typescripts, and manuscripts from Gates' collection of texts in the Maya language.
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.
William Gates (1863-1940) was an author, linguist, archaeologist, collector, publisher, museum director, and president of the Maya Society.
Arranged in three subseries: 1. Christian texts. 2. Codices, books of Chilam Balam, and other material. 3. Historical documents.