Morley archaeological site photographs, approximately 1921-1956
Scope and Contents
The subseries includes photographs of archaeological sites and excavations conducted by Sylvanus Morley. Sites include Chichen Itza, Uxmal and others. Subjects include excavations, architecture and buildings, heiroglyphics, and other archaeological findings. Dated approximately 1921 to 1956.
- approximately 1921-1956
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 use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 an amateur photographer,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.
Language of Materials
- Morley, Frances R. (photographer, Person)
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States