William Gates collection of Mesoamerican source materials, 1593-1924
Identifier: MSS 279 Series 8
Scope and Contents
Contains sales catalogs of Gates' collection of Mesoamerican manuscripts and source materials as well as source materials, largely photocopies, of numerous Mesoamerican, Central American, and South American Indian languages. All materials were compiled throughout Gates' 1898 to 1940 academic involvement with Mesoamerica.
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.
From the Collection: William Gates (1863-1940) was an author, linguist, archaeologist, collector, publisher, museum director, and president of the Maya Society.
Arranged in two subseries: 1. Collection of sales catalogs. 2. Collection of source materials on grammars and vocabularies of native languages.