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Frans Blom Archaeological Site Plans

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 78

Scope and Contents

1923-1954.  18 original pen and ink or pencil drawn plans made by Frans Blom of archaeological sites in Chiapas.  The sites include:  Chincultic, Cerro de la Batalla, region of Tenajapa-Guaquitepec, Tenam Puente, San Quintín, Cruz Chi, Sactón, Cedro, Kambal, Kayum C and Ojo de Agua, with original copies of Moxviquil, Canancax, Esperanzita and Ojo de Agua. Blom's list includes updated plans as early as 1923.


  • 1923-1954


Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Biographical or Historical Information

Frans Blom was associated with Tulane University as director of the Middle American Research Institute from 1924-1941. Many of the holdings in the Latin American Library were acquired by Blom during that time. For a biography of his life, see Robert L. Brunhouse, Frans Blom, Maya Explorer (F1435.B63B78). An extensive collection of Blom manuscripts is located in the Bancroft Library (Z-R 8) at the University of California, Berkeley.


18.00 Pieces

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Arrangement Note

1 oversize folder

Related Materials

Additional personal and archaeological research materials of Frans Blom exist in Manuscript Collection 24, Frans Blom Papers, held by the Latin American Library and in a collection held by the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. The finding aid is available at the following link:
Frans Blom Archaeological Site Plans
Manuscript Collection 78, Manuscripts, The Latin American Library, Tulane University
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