Manuscripts on Middle American Cultural Anthropology, 1590-1976


Date: 1590-1976 | Size: 26 microfilm_reel(s)


This collection includes field notes and reports, diaries of expeditions, texts, grammars, dictionaries of Indian languages, theses and research papers collected by members of the Department of Anthropology of the University of Chicago in connection with the Carnegie Institution of Washington Middle American Research Program as well as various Middle American governmental agencies. A microfilm publication of the University of Chicago, 1946-1957. Table of contents available.

Collection Information

Physical description

26 microfilm reels.


Presented by Dr. A.V. Kidder and the Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1947. See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers and dates.

Location of originals:

Originals in University of Chicago.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms


  • Diagrams.
  • Diaries.
  • Dictionaries.
  • Grammars.
  • Maps.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Reports.
  • Theses.


  • Anthropology -- Research -- United States
  • Indians of Central America -- Languages
  • Indians of Central America -- Social life and customs
  • Indians of Mexico -- Languages
  • Indians of Mexico -- Social life and customs