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Indians of Mesoamerica -- Mexico

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

C. Lambert Photograph Album of Mexico

 Collection
Identifier: Image Archive-Album-033
Scope and Contents c.1908.  An album of 211 gelatin silver prints.  The images were taken from across Mexico including the cities of Pachuca, Puebla, Jalapa, Toluca, Morelia, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas, and Aguas Calientes.  The album provides images of urban and rural life including street scenes, churches, mining operations, markets, bullfights in Guadalajara, roads, trains, architecture, and indigenous people.
Dates: c. 1908

Dr. Stella Leche Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 52
Scope and Contents c. 1933-1934.  78 black and white photographs (measuring 7.5 x 4 or 10 x 7.25 inches) taken or collected by Tulane physician Dr. Deignen Leche during a scientific expedition to Chiapas, Mexico.  The collection contains images of the Valeriano Lobeira family, Maya people, including the Lacandón, scenes of urban and rural life, haciendas, landscapes, and possibly of San Cristobal de las Casas.
Dates: c. 1933-1934

Frans Blom Archaeological Site Plans

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1923-1954

Frans Blom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 24
Scope and Contents 1919-1963.  The Frans Blom Papers consists of materials written or collected by Frans Blom, a prominent Danish archaeologist of Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute. Of special interest is his diary of anthropological field notes, with watercolor drawings, compiled during the 1925 Tulane University Expedition to Chiapas. Included are his Mexican gun permits, correspondence, published articles, and obituaries. Also includes his 1921-1922 diaries in Danish of explorations in...
Dates: 1919-1963

Frederick Starr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 67
Scope and Contents November 1900-March 1925.  Five autographed letters from Frederick Starr to Mrs. Maxwell Converse; and from Starr to Frans Blom.  Included is a printed prospectus of Starr's book The Indians of Southern Mexico, An Ethnographic Album.
Dates: 1900-1925

Fritz Henle "Mexican Studies" Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 24
Scope and Contents 1940s.  45 black and white photographs (10 1/2" x 13")  of city and country scenes, indigenous people, workers, famous personages, archaeological sites and architecture of Mexico. See also the companion book, Mexico: 64 photographs, by Fritz Henle, which included this passage on the origin of the photographs:  "In 1936, Henle saw Mexico for the first time and, impressed by the paradoxical countray with its centuries-old cultures and its...
Dates: 1940s

General Rafael E. Melgar Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 151
Scope and Contents 1913-1959. Extensive collection of personal and political papers of General Rafael E. Melgar (1887-1959) who fought in Mexico’s Revolution (1910-1920) and then entered politics to serve in various offices including congressional representative from Oaxaca, campaign manager for Lázaro Cárdenas, governor of the Territory of Quintana Roo, Senator from Oaxaca, and as the Mexican ambassador to Holland. 42 linear feet.A finding aid, ...
Dates: 1913-1959

Ross Parmenter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 152
Overview 1931 – 1999. Papers of this writer, journalist, artist, polymath and self-taught Mesoamerican archaeologist. Included are biographical materials, personal papers, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, music editorial materials from the New York Times, published and unpublished book manuscripts and research notes, research on highland Mexican codices and lienzos, manuscript and research for a biography of Zelia Nuttall, photographs and slides, and...
Dates: 1931-1999

Rudolf Schuller Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 21
Scope and Contents 1914-1930. The collection of Rudolf Schuller Papers contains personal correspondence, notes, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera totaling 1,016 pieces. The major portion of the material consists of field notes, vocabulary lists, and manuscripts from Schuller's studies of several Mexican and Central American Indian languages and dialects, with particular emphasis on the culture and language of the Huasteca people in northern Mexico. There are also materials...
Dates: 1914-1930

Santa Catarina Indians at Chacola Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 17
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(17)
Scope and Contents c. 1890. Unmounted albumen print (6 1/4" x 9") of a group portrait of Mayas of Santa Catarina. The caption below is the following: "No. 6 Indios de Sta.Catarina - "Chacolá". Chacolá was a coffee plantation near the city of Mazatenango, Guatemala. The photographer is unknown.
Dates: c. 1890

SEAA Mexican Lantern Slide Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 66
Scope and Contents c. 1890-1910. 745 single-image glass lantern slides primarily of places in highland central Mexico, but also includes scenes from Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Barbados, and Costa Rica. Images include landscapes, urban and rural street scenes, Colonial architecture, La Viga Canal, modes of transportation, urban and rural daily life, markets, archaeological sites, parks and plazas, public monuments, and churches. Several of the slides are hand-colored. Contact prints in black and white...
Dates: 1890-1910

Testerian manuscript

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(8)
Scope and Contents c. 1531. Fragment of a catechism used by friars for the conversion of indigenous people in New Spain before native languages were transcribed into Latin characters. It is written using a form of prehispanic pictographic writing possibly based on an earlier Nahuatl version and other symbols that could be phonetic of rebus in nature.
Dates: c. 1531

Translation of the "Ordenanza del señor Cuauhtemoc"

 File — Oversize box 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(20)
Scope and Contents 4 Feb-3 May, 1929. Transcription, translation into English, and notes for the Gates' Nahuatl manuscript #758 on amatl paper called "Ordenanza del Señor Cuauhtemoc." Included are Whorf's tracing of the manuscript map and letters to Frans Blom.
Dates: 1929

Tribute document

 File — Box 2, Folder: 16
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 49-(16)
Scope and Contents [1542]. Photostat (c. 1939) of a native tribute document recording the tribute payments made by the people of Cuitzeo, Michoacán. According to a Spanish inscription, the document was sent to the Viceroy to protest unjust demands by the encomendero.
Dates: 1542