Gregory Mason negatives, 1916-1931

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.001.029
Creators:
Mason, Gregory, b. 1889
Dates:
1916-1931
Languages:
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Physical Description:
86 acetate negatives
black and white
4 x 6 inches.
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
This collection contains 86 black-and-white negatives taken by Gregory Mason from 1916-1931. The images depict scenes of Belize, Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico, including Mexico City, Cozumel, Chichén Itzá and other sites in Quintana Roo.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Organized in individual sleeves; arranged by image number.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Gregory Mason (1889-1968) was an American journalist with a keen interest in anthropology. In the early part of his career, he traveled widely, reporting for the newspaper New York Evening Sun and the news magazine The Outlook. In 1926, he and Herbert Spinden led the Mason-Spinden expedition to explore Mayan ruins in Mexico. Mason would go on to lead four more expeditions to Central and South America; some of this work was funded in part by Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation. He also wrote several books, including "Silver Cities of Yucatan" (1927), "Columbus Came Late" (1931), and "Remember the Maine" (1939). In 1941, he was appointed chairman of the Department of Journalism at New York University, a position he held until his retirement in 1954. Gregory Mason died in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1968.

Administration
Processing Information note
NMAIA Review
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copyright: National Museum of the American Indian.
Preferred Citation note
Gregory Mason negatives, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guatemala Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quintana Roo (Mexico : State) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belize Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colombia Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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Suitland 20746-2863
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