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Photographs and correspondence relating to Mayan and Mixtec codices

Correspondent:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney), 1898-1975  Search this
Extent:
1 Negative (glass)
7 Negatives (nitrate and acetate)
7 Prints (silver gelatin)
1 Item (1 paper (questionable Mayan codex on book lining))
3 Letters
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Mixtec  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Letters
Photographs
Date:
circa 1956
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.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 126
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.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Matthew Williams Stirling papers.
Restrictions:
Negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 126, Photographs and correspondence relating to Mayan and Mixtec codices, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.126
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw308910152-d806-491f-b979-d7eb4532b56b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-126
Online Media:

Willis G. Tilton collection of photographs of Native Americans

Collector:
Tilton, Willis G.  Search this
Names:
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Big Foot, -1890  Search this
Geronimo, 1829-1909  Search this
Photographer:
Dorsey, George A. (George Amos), 1868-1931  Search this
Gutekunst, Frederick, 1831-1917  Search this
Hall, E. E.  Search this
James, George Wharton, 1858-1923  Search this
Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer)  Search this
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney), 1898-1975  Search this
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Winternitz, Ludwig (Louis)  Search this
Extent:
685 Negatives (circa, glass and nitrate)
Culture:
Pueblo  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Jicarilla Apache  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Kootenai (Kutenai)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Northwest Coast  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Umatilla  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Patagonia  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Haida  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Coast Salish  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Place:
Belize
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Oraibi (Ariz.)
Date:
circa 1880-1930
bulk 1899-1904
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Willis G. Tilton, a dealer in artifacts and photographs relating to Native Americans. Many of the photographs were made by Field Columbian Museum photographer Charles Carpenter at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904; many others were created by various photographers for Field Museum publications. Notable subjects include Big Foot, dead in the snow at the Wounded Knee battlefield; Arapaho and Cheyenne social dances; Hopi ceremonies; a reenactment of the shooting of Sitting Bull; Sun Dances (Arapaho, Assiniboin, Gros Ventre, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Ponca); and views of the United States Indian School Building and Pawnee people at the the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. Other photographs include portraits and images of artifacts, basket weaving, cradles, dress, dwelling, tipis and other dwellings, and tree burials. There are also some photographs of Henry Field's expedition to Iraq in 1934 (Field museum anthropological expedition to the Near East), work elephants in Burma, Pipestone Quarry in Minnesota, a church in the Yucatan, and a rickshaw and cart in Ceylon.
Biographical/Historical note:
Willis G. Tilton was a dealer and owner of the store, Tilton Indian Relics, in Topeka, Kansas.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-8, NAA Photo Lot 135
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs in the Tilton Collection, previously filed in Photo Lot 135, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 89-8. These photographs were also purchased by the Bureau of American Ethnology from Willis G. Tilton and form part of this collection.
Associated photographs still held in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
Most photographs included in the card catalog of copy negatives and in the reference file prints by tribe.
Additional photographs by Dorsey held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4721 and Photo Lot 24.
Correspondence from Dorsey held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4821, records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the J.C. Pilling Papers, and the Ales Hrdlicka Papers.
Additional photographs by Nelson held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 171, Photo Lot 133, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Maude photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 90-1 and Photo Lot 24.
Additional E. E. Hall photographs held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4978 and Photo Lot 24.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds Nelson's field reports (SIA Acc. 97-123) and the Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection (SIA RU007364).
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Willis G. Tilton photograph collection of American Indians, circa 1880-1930 (bulk 1899-1904)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890  Search this
Sun Dance  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 89-8, Willis G. Tilton collection of photographs of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-8
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Willis G. Tilton collection of photographs of Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3754be8a9-31b2-4b22-9fbb-dc5b7dadb75f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-8
Online Media:

Notes on middle American archaeology and ethnology

Author:
Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Archaeology  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
no. in v. illus., plates. 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1940
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1219.C3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_313766

Maya hieroglyphs without tears / J. Eric S. Thompson

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
77 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
1980, c1972
Topic:
Mayan languages--Writing  Search this
Call number:
F1435.3.P6 T48 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839876

Intentos de lectura de los afijos de los jeroglíficos en los códices Mayas [microform] : [catálogo / por] Thomas S. Barthel, con la colaboración de J. Eric S. Thompson y el SEEM

Author:
Barthel, Thomas S. 1923-  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Seminario de Estudios de la Escritura Maya  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1969
Topic:
Mayan languages--Writing  Search this
Call number:
mfc 006613.01
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_529298

The civilization of the Mayas, by J. Eric Thompson

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
105 p. illus., XIV pl. on 7 ., map. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1942
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Call number:
F1435 .T46 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568126

The Maya of Belize : historical chapters since Columbus / J. Eric S. Thompson

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill. (some col.) map ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Belize
Date:
1988
[1988]
Topic:
Mayas--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_597749

Collected works in Mesoamerican linguistics and archaeology / Eduard Seler ; edited by J. Eric S. Thompson and Francis B. Richardson ; Frank E. Comparato, general editor

Author:
Seler, Eduard 1849-1922  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Richardson, Francis B  Search this
Comparato, Frank E  Search this
Physical description:
7 v. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1990
2000
C1990-2000
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Mayan languages  Search this
Aztecs--Antiquities  Search this
Languages  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_415580

Maya hieroglyphic writing; an introduction [by] J. Eric S. Thompson

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 347, [128] p. illus. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Mayan languages--Writing  Search this
Maya calendar  Search this
Indian calendar  Search this
Call number:
F1435.3.P6T47 1971X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439499

Maya history and religion / J. Eric S. Thompson, foreword by David M. Pendergast and Elizabeth Graham

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 415 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1970 (1990 printing)
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Mayas--History  Search this
Mayas--Religion  Search this
History  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455691

Un comentario al Códice de Dresde, libro de jeroglifos mayas / J. Eric S. Thompson ; traducción de Jorge Ferreiro Santana ; revisión de Lauro José Zavala

Title:
Códice de Dresde
Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (310 p., 78 p. of plates) : facsim. ; 28 cm
Type:
Facsimiles
Date:
1993
1988
1988, 1993
Topic:
Maya calendar  Search this
Maya chronolgy  Search this
Spanish language  Search this
Manuscripts, Maya  Search this
Call number:
F1435.3.C14 T47 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_474562

The civilization of the Mayas / by J. Eric S. Thompson

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Call number:
F1435 .T48 1936
F1435.T48 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312772

Mexico before Cortez; an account of the daily life, religion, and ritual of the Aztecs and kindred peoples, by J. Eric Thompson ..

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
x, 298 p. front., illus., plates. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1940
Topic:
Aztecs  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Religion  Search this
Indian mythology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1219 .T46Z
F1219.T46Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_344804

The history of the Maya from the earliest times to the present day, by Thomas Gann ... and J. Eric Thompson ..

Author:
Gann, Thomas William Francis 1867-1938  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
x, 264 p. incl. illus., plates. front. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1931
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1435.G175X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256844

A catalog of Maya hieroglyphs

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 458 p. illus. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
[1962]
Topic:
Mayan languages--Writing  Search this
Call number:
PM3962.T473c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_266868

Maya hieroglyphic writing; an introduction

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 347 p. illus., map. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960]
Topic:
Mayan languages--Writing  Search this
Maya calendar  Search this
Call number:
PM3962.T48 1960X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279213

Mexico before Cortez; an account of the daily life, religion, and ritual of the Aztecs and kindred peoples, by J. Eric Thompson ..

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
x, 298 p. front., illus., plates. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1933
Topic:
Aztecs  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Aztecs--Religon  Search this
Indian mythology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1219.T46X 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_279754

Ancient Maya relief sculpture: rubbings by Merle Greene. Introd. and notes by J. Eric S. Thompson

Author:
Robertson, Merle Greene  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) map, plates, 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Date:
1967
Topic:
Maya sculpture  Search this
Indian sculpture  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Call number:
F1435.3.A7G811
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_108037

Social process in Maya prehistory : studies in honour of Sir Eric Thompson / edited by Norman Hammond

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Hammond, Norman  Search this
Subject:
Thompson, J. Eric S (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 609 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
Mayas  Search this
Call number:
F1435.S65X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109784

The rise and fall of Maya civilization, by J. Eric S. Thompson

Author:
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney) 1898-1975  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 328 p. illus., maps. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Mayas--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1435 .T47 1966
F1435.T47 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_16227

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