Photographs and correspondence relating to Mayan and Mixtec codices, circa 1956
NAA.PhotoLot.126
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.126
Dates:
circa 1956
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
7 prints
silver gelatin
7 negatives
nitrate and acetate
3 letters
1 paper (questionable mayan codex on book lining)
1 negative
glass
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs and papers relating to alleged Mayan codices. The correspondence between Matthew Williams Stirling and Eric Thompson discusses the authenticity of a possible codex, also in the collection, which was found on a book in Oaxaca by a missionary. Additional photographs in the collection document another possible codex, which was discovered on the top of a pyramid in St. Martin Huamelulpan, possibly by C. A. Smith; and a probable Mixtec manuscript in possession of Dr. E. Beyer.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates are available online.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 126

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 126, Photographs and correspondence relating to Mayan and Mixtec codices, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional materials relating to Mayan and Mixtec codices held in National Anthropological Archives MS 3223, MS 3260, MS 48, and MS 1998-31.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Matthew Williams Stirling papers.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Collected in the Bureau of American Ethnology, circa 1950s. Photographs and papers donated by C. A. Smith and Dr. E. Beyer, through Dr. G. Abbott.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Preliminary finding aid available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975, correspondent Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thompson, J. Eric S., (John Eric Sidney), 1898-1975, correspondent Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mixtec Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland , 20746
Phone: 301.238.1300
naa@si.edu