Copy print depicting Sylvanus Griswold Morley and another archeologist in a doorway at Chichen Itza. Though the photograph was labelled as depicting Morley with Earl Morris, the second man appears to be Alfred Kidder.
Sylvanus Griswold Morley (1883-1948) was an American archeologist and Mayanist scholar. Alfred Vincent Kidder (1885-1963), an archeologist and scholar of the southwestern United States and Mesoamerica, took over Morley's directorship of Carnegie fieldwork at Maya sites in 1929, allowing Morley to focus on his work at Cichen Itza. From 1922-1940, Morley led excavations of Chichen Itza, a project funded by the Carnegie Institution. During this time, Earl Morris served as Morley's field director.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R84-4
Copy print made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1984.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of Morley at Chichen Itza can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0835].
Additional photographs of Chichen Itza can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 36, Photo Lot 81-59, and Photo Lot 73-44.
Photographs and correspondence by Morley can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 14, MS 4846, MS 7052, the BAE General Correspondence, the Society for American Archaeology records, and collections of personal papers..
Photographs and correspondence by Kidder can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Science Service records, Matthew Williams Stirling Correspondence File, BAE General Correspondence, and collections of personal papers.
The Human Studies Film Archives and National Museum of the American Indian Archives also hold images of Chichen Itza.
The collection is open for research.
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Photo lot R84-4, Copy photograph of Sylvanus Griswold Morley and Alfred Vincent Kidder at Chichen Itza, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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