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Lewis G. Adams Maya Architecture Evening (Mar. 31, 1955)

Collection Creator:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Container:
Box 87, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Architectural League of New York records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Architectural League of New York records, 1880s-1974, bulk 1927-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archleag-ref2746

Richard Ceough papers

Creator:
Ceough, Richard  Search this
Names:
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico)  Search this
Extent:
5 Volumes
Culture:
Maya (archaeological culture)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Field notes
Daybooks
Place:
Chinkultic Site (Mexico)
Date:
1943-1947
Summary:
The Richard Ceough papers include five typed and bound reports written by Ceough on his archaeological work in Chiapas, Mexico over four summer seasons from 1943-1946.
Scope and Contents:
The Richard Ceough papers include five typed and bound reports written by Ceough on his archaeological work in Chiapas, Mexico over four summer seasons from 1943-1946. There are two copies of the Summer 1944 report. All reports were wirtten as informal reports for submission to the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico. The first report "The Temple of the Tousand Steps at Agua Azul" was written in May of 1944 and includes several maps as well as photographs taken by Ceough. The second report titled "Informal Report of the Exploration of Agua Azul and the Valley of the Lost Desires, Summer 1944" includes Ceough's day book in addition to sketches, made by Javier Mandujano, maps and photographs. The third report titled "Informal Report on the Exploration of New Virginia, Santa Elena, Agua Azul and Chincultic, Summer 1945" is the largest volume and includes Ceough's day book, sketches, maps and photographs. The photographs include landscape views as well as close up images of stelae and archaeological finds. The final report, completed after Ceough's death by Blanche Corin, is untitled but includes Ceough's day book from the summer of 1946 as well as sketches and photographs.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Richard Ceough was born Albert J.C. Kretzmann in Hudson, New York in 1898. Very involved in the theatre, "Richard Ceough" was most likely taken as a stage name some time in the 1920s or 1930s. Ceough graduated from New York University in 1922 and later completed his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees there as well. In 1929 Ceough appeared in several performances on the stage and spent a year teaching at NYU. In 1930, Ceough joined the faculty of the City College of New York as Assistant Professor of public speaking. While at CCNY, Ceough founded the college's theatre workshop and was director of it until his sudden death in 1947 at the age of 48 from coronary thrombosis. He also served as editor of the Theatre Annual from its founding in 1943.

In 1940, Ceough took his first trip to the Comitan region of Mexico. In 1942, Ceough returned to the Comitan region during his summer vacation and began taking part in yearly archaeological expeditions with Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History. In May of 1944, Ceough completed his first report detailing his work in the 1943 season at the "Temple of a Thousand Steps," a Mayan pyramid overlooking Agua Azul in Chiapas, Mexico. In subsequent years, Ceough presented two more informal reports on his work in Agua Azul and other areas in the Comitan region as well as publishing an article in Popular Science on Chinkultic. Ceough passed away suddenly at the City College of New York on January 9, 1947. His report from July and August of 1946 was completed and submitted posthumously to the National Institute of Anthropology and History by Blanche Corin with assistance from Javier Mandujano y Solorzano. In 1949, Corin left Ceough's material to the Hispanic Society of America in New York City which later donated these materials to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in February of 1966.
Separated Materials:
24 clay specimens collected by Dr. Richard Ceough in Chiapas, Mexico are in NMAI Collections with object numbers 23/6500 - 23/6522.
Provenance:
Gift of the Hispanic Society of America to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, 1966.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Archaeology -- Mexico -- Chiapas.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Daybooks
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard Ceough papers. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.067
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Richard Ceough papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-067
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Espacios mayas : representaciones, usos, creencias / Alain Breton, Aurore Monod Becquelin y Mario Humberto Ruz, editores

Author:
Breton, Alain 1947-  Search this
Monod-Becquelin, Aurore  Search this
Ruz, Mario Humberto  Search this
Physical description:
685 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Topic:
Mayas--Social life and customs  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Mayas--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779455

Royal cities of the ancient Maya / text by Michael D. Coe ; photographs by Barry Brukoff

Author:
Coe, Michael D.  Search this
Photographer:
Brukoff, Barry  Search this
Physical description:
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Central America
Date:
2012
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003726

The lords of Tikal : rulers of an ancient Maya city / Peter D. Harrison

Title:
Rulers of an ancient Maya city
Author:
Harrison, Peter D. 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Guatemala
Petén (Dept.)
Tikal Site (Guatemala)
Petén (Guatemala : Dept.)
Date:
1999
Topic:
Mayas--Kings and rulers  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687480

Dorothy Stewart papers, 1925-1955

Creator:
Stewart, Dorothy N. (Dorothy Newkirk), 1891-1955  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8669
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210849
AAA_collcode_stewdoro
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210849

The Catherwood project : incidents of visual reconstructions and other matters / photographs by Leandro Katz ; essay by Jesse Lerner

Photographer:
Katz, Leandro 1938-  Search this
Author:
Lerner, Jesse  Search this
Subject:
Catherwood, Frederick Travel  Search this
Catherwood, Frederick Travel  Search this
Stephens, John L. 1805-1852 Travel  Search this
Stephens, John L. 1805-1852 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 126 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 25 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
2017
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092586

Pre-Columbian art : investigations and insights / by Hildegard Delgado Pang ; with a foreword by Michael D. Coe

Author:
Pang, Hildegard Delgado  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
South America
Date:
1992
©1992
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_422047

Chichen Itza, Mexico, 1895

Collection name:
William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 3 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Illustrations
Place:
Mexico
Chichén Itzá
Yucatán, Península de
Date Range:
1895
Start Date:
1895
End Date:
1895
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Geology  Search this
Mayan art  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007084
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
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William Henry Holmes Papers, 1870-1931
See more records associated with this person:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI9021
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Architecture and the origins of preclassic Maya politics / James Doyle, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author:
Doyle, James A. 1983-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
2017
To 1500
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Mayas--Politics and government  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Architecture--Political aspects--History  Search this
Landscape archaeology  Search this
Social archaeology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083342

Inscription from te Maya Site of Palenque

Physical description:
Photographic prints; 4.66 x 3.91
Type:
Color photographs
Place:
Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico)
Date:
1884
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007084 [SIA2011-2772]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_388383

Topographic Sketch of Copan, Honduras

Author:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Pencil ; Size: 11w x 7h; Type of Image: Drawing; Medium: Pencil and paper
Type:
Pencil and paper
Drawing
Place:
Honduras
Copán (Honduras : Dept.)
Date:
1916
Topic:
Anthropologists  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Artists  Search this
Field Work  Search this
Pyramids  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0104
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12638

The road to ruins / Ian Graham

Author:
Graham, Ian 1923-  Search this
Subject:
Graham, Ian 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
538 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Great Britain
Central America
Date:
2010
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Archaeologists  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Inscriptions, Mayan  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947617

Tulum, Kohunlich, Cobá y otros sitios

Author:
Martos López, Luis Alberto  Search this
Physical description:
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, plans ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Quintana Roo (State)
Quintana Roo (Mexico : State)
Date:
2008
©2008
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Cities and towns, Ancient  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083027

Leandro Katz : two projects/a decade : the Catherwood project & Project for the day you'll love me : [exhibition] January 25-May 5, 1996, El Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY / guest curator, Julia P. Herzberg

Title:
Two projects/a decade
Catherwood project
Project for the day you'll love me
Author:
Katz, Leandro 1938-  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P  Search this
Museo del Barrio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Katz, Leandro 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Maya architecture--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
TR647.K3187 M8 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546518

The Maya : palaces and pyramids of the rainforest / Henri Stierlin ; photographs, Anne and Henri Stierlin

Author:
Stierlin, Henri  Search this
Stierlin, Anne  Search this
Physical description:
237 p. : ill ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Central America
Mexico
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1435.3.A6 S83 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808689

Janaab' Pakal of Palenque : reconstructing the life and death of a Maya ruler / edited by Vera Tiesler and Andrea Cucina

Author:
Tiesler, Vera  Search this
Cucina, Andrea 1966-  Search this
Subject:
Pakal Maya king 603-683 Death and burial  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Mexico
Palenque (Chiapas)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico)
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Mayas--Kings and rulers  Search this
Mayas--Anthropometry  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Tombs  Search this
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823381

Ritual & power in stone : the performance of rulership in Mesoamerican Izapan style art / Julia Guernsey

Title:
Ritual and power in stone
Author:
Guernsey, Julia 1964-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 213 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Soconusco Region
Izapa Site (Mexico)
Soconusco Region (Mexico)
Date:
2006
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Maya sculpture  Search this
Maya art  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Petroglyphs  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824154

Palenque : recent investigations at the classic Maya center / edited by Damien B. Marken

Author:
Marken, Damien B. 1977-  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 335 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Palenque (Chiapas)
Palenque Site (Mexico)
Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico)
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Maya architecture  Search this
Maya pottery  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824421

Pomoná : un sitio del clásico maya en las colinas tabasqueñas / Roberto García Moll

Author:
García Moll, Roberto  Search this
Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
161 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Tabasco (State)
Pomoná Site (Mexico)
Tabasco (Mexico : State)
Date:
2005
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Maya architecture  Search this
Maya art  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827607

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