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Indians of Central America -- Guatemala

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred W. Anthony Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 18
Scope and Contents 1910-1920s.  300 photographs (and negatives) relating to two disparate themes.  One is of seals and other wildlife living along the Baja California coast.  The second is of Guatemala and its native populations and the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Included in the collection are papers, passport, and obituary of Anthony, a noted naturalist.
Dates: 1910-1920s

Archivo General de la Nación, Guatemala

 File — Box 3, Folder: 34, a-f
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(34)
Scope and Contents 1524-1558 Six photocopies of manuscripts held in the Archivo General de la Nacion, Guatemala. Most are in the handwriting of Brasseur de Bourborg and some have passages of Quiché with Spanish translations. The documents concern early land titles of the Indians in Chiapas and the Quiché Indians of Guatemala, including Quezaltenango, Momostenango, and Verapaz. 6 pieces total.
Dates: 1524-1558

Chichicastenango, Guatemala Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(7)
Scope and Contents c.1928. Hand-tinted photoprint (5" x 7 1/2") of Maya people worshipping with incense on the steps of the church in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
Dates: c.1928

Chinautla Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(38)

CIRMA Collection of Mitchell Denburg Photographs

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 12
Scope and Contents 1979-1982.  922 photographs of twentieth century city and country life in Guatemala, including activities of Maya people, coffee plantation workers, nineteenth century farm equipment, tradespeople, prostitutes, political parties, and scenes of Holy Week and church interiors.  A comprehensive collection guide is included with the collection.
Dates: 1979-1982

Erwin Paul Dieseldorff Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 147
Scope and Contents 1539, 1583, 1795-(1898-1945)-1956. Extensive collection of personal and business papers of a German-born coffee planter of the Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, with a Kekchí will and other Maya materials. 85,783 pieces and 722 manuscript volumes.The collection consists of the personal and business papers of Erwin Paul Dieseldorff, a German-born coffee planter and merchant in the Alta Verapaz of Guatemala. The personal papers include family documents and correspondence with friends and...
Dates: 1898-1945

Ethel W. Perkins Postcard Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 39-(19)
Scope and Contents 1908-1925. 179 vintage postcards, mostly black and white, that were originally assembled in four album according to the following subjects: 1) Puerto Barrios, Escuintla, coffee production and rural scenes; 2) Guatemala City; 3) Antigua; and 4) Mayas. Many of the images were taken by Valdeavellano. Several have the signature of Lilly de Jongh Osborne.
Dates: 1908-1925

Frank M. June Guatemala Vistas

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 58
Scope and Contents 1940-1942. These photos were taken during Colonel June's service as Naval Attaché in Guatemala. The prints include an aerial view of Guatemala City, several colonial structures in Antigua and a number of pictures taken around Lake Atitlán. The collection's strength are the scenes of daily rural life which include market days, typical housing and costumes, means of transportation and an indigenous musical group playing traditional instruments.
Dates: 1940 - 1942

Gilbert Islanders Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 19
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(19)
Scope and Contents 1892.  Unmounted albumen print (6 1/4" x 9") with the hand stamp of Kildare y Valdeavellano photographers on the verso.  The caption accompanying the print reads as follows, "Gilbert Islanders imported by de Sabla to work on the coffee estate. Proved a great failure." An account taken from a newspaper article dated October 15, 1892 reports the following: “San Francisco. An Examiner reporter was on the cruise of the steamship Montserrat which arrived here Thursday from San José de Guatemala,...
Dates: c. 1892

Guatemala Photograph

 File — Box 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(14)
Scope and Contents 1974. Gelatin silver photograph (9 1/2" x 6 1/2") of a lake scene including Mayas titled "Guatemala."
Dates: 1974

Hank L. Hoffenberg Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 14
Scope and Contents 1869-1885.  19th century cartes de visite and stereocard views by E. Courret or Courret Hermanos.  The collection materials can be divided into two sets of images:  one, portraits of women, and two, urban scenes of Lima, Peru.  In addition to the collection of Courret materials are a set of loose, early undated photographs of rural houses in British Honduras and San José and Limón, Costa Rica.  Included also is an Alberto G. Valdeavellano photograph of Mayas from Guatemala, and 60 photographs...
Dates: 1869-1885, 1920s

Marian H. Robinson Photograph Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-008
Scope and Contents 1882-1888.  An album of 65 leaves containing original albumen photographs taken by Sanfred Robinson.  The images include views of Maya people, architecture, villages, port, and coffee plantations across highland Guatemala. All of the photographs are identified.
Dates: 1882-1888

Merle Greene Robertson Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 133
Scope and Contents 1920s – 2010. Papers of Merle Greene Robertson who was an artist, teacher, writer, and archaeologist. Included are personal papers and correspondence, professional publications, field diaries and research notes, grant proposals and final reports, research of special topics, materials relating to exhibits, conference participation, organization of the Palenque Roundtable conference, and her directorship of the Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute. The bulk of the collection contains most of her...
Dates: 1920s - 2010; Other: Majority of material found in 1960-2010

Panajachel Indians Photograph

 File — Box 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 40-(18)
Scope and Contents c. 1890. Unmounted albumen print (6 1/4" x 9"). The photographer is unknown. A portrait of men and boys, most are Mayas from the village of Panajachel on the shores of Lake Atitlán in the Guatemalan highlands.
Dates: c.1890

Report on Tikal

 File — Box 2, Folder: 18
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(18)
Scope and Contents c.1930 English and Spanish translations of the first written report (in German) on the ruins of the Maya sites of Tikal and Ixkun. Also a typewritten extract from the
Dates: c.1930

Santo Tomás Chichicastenango, Guatemala Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-001
Scope and Contents c. 1935.  Album comprised of black and white commercial photographs printed on postcard paper. Images of the town and Maya people of Chichicastenango, Guatemala.  All photographs are identified. 24 pages, miniature.
Dates: c. 1935

Sarg Family Photograph Album

Identifier: Image Archive-Album-051
Scope and Contents 1880s-1900s.  A family album containing 13 original silver gelatin and platinum print photographs (6 1/2" x 5"), plus 19 photographic reproductions. There are two platinum prints of the house occupied by their friends the Maudslay's. The images provide views of the family's home and properties in Coban, Guatemala and parts of Mexico.  A list of manuscript captions are most likely in Mary Elizabeth Parker Sarg’s hand. 32 total images.
Dates: 1880s-1900s

Walker E. McBath and Anna Rebecca Guatemala Photograph Collection

Identifier: Image Archive-Collection 38-(25)
Scope and Contents c. 1904-1915.  15 black and white photographs of varying sizes taken by Walker and Anna Rebecca McBath mostly in and around Quezaltenango, Guatemala.  Several of the photographs record the immediate surrounding of the missionaries.  There are a fine series of group portraits of Maya leaders dressed in their finest regalia, a street scene during a local festival, and a panoramic view of Quezaltenango. Included in the collection are portions of four letters of correspondence from Reverand Walker...
Dates: c. 1904-1915