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Artifacts and objects photos

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 1587 Series 3 Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes photographs of Maya artifacts and sculpture. Artifacts includes polychrome and heiroglyphic vases, plates, and bowls, stone tools and lithics, stone and ceramic stulpture, obsidian blades, pottery shards, jewelry pieces, pieces from stone architecture, conch shell with heiroglyphics, and other archaeological artifacts. Artifacts came from several sources including private collections, museums, and excavations. Topics of artifacts include animals, geometric and faunal shapes, human figures, and heiroglyphics.

Dates

  • 1881-1986

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 Rhoads and Morley families 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 Sub-Series: Frances Louella Rhoads was born September 8, 1898 to Franklin Koons and Frances May Cook Rhoads of Pekin and Rock Island, Illinios. Frances had one older sister, Dorothy, and the family lived in Illinois for many years, near other family members. Dorothy and Frances moved to Sante Fe, New Mexico in about 1920, and Dorothy lived there until 1986, when she died. In 1927, Frances married Sylvanus Morley, and spent her remaining years between Mexico and Sante Fe, and would accompany him on excavations. The family had a Maya godchild named Dorita, who was featured in one of Dorothy's books. Sylvanus died in 1948 and Frances died in 1955 in Sante Fe. Frances was amateur photographers, and took hundreds of photographs on family trips and other events, some of which were used in Sylvanus's publications. Frances also coauthored one paper with Sylvanus about the Leyden Plate.

Extent

From the Collection: 67 cartons (67 linear ft.)

Language

English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States