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Gareth W. Lowe papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1114

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence received by Lowe from friends, family, and colleagues from 1952-1998.


  • 1952-1998


Language of Materials

Materials in English and Spanish.

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 Gareth W. Lowe papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Gareth W. Lowe grew up in Long Beach, California. Lowe served in World War II as a radio operator in a B-17 bomber based in England. He received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in 1953 and soon after became associated with the New World Archaeological Foundation (NWAF) based in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. He was the foremost authority on the pre-history of Chiapas, Mexico his best known contribution being the excavation of some of the earliest ceramics in Mesoamerica.


17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)

Other Finding Aids

Register of the Gareth W. Lowe (1922-2004) papers, 1952-1998 available in Special Collections Reference and on the Internet.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Donated by the family of Gareth W. Lowe via John E. Clark of BYU's anthropology department, 2004


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).


Related title: Register of the Gareth W. Lowe (1922-2004) papers, 1952-1998.

Register of Gareth W. Lowe papers
Jennifer Kim
2011 September 1
Description rules
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US