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William Gates collection of Maya historical documents, 1521-1940

Identifier: MSS 279 Series 9 Sub-Series 11 Sub-Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies and typescripts from Gates' collection of historical 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.


13 folders