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Subject: Archaeology | Antiquities | Race | Anthropometry | Chichen Itza Site (Mexico) | Comalcalco Site (Mexico) | Kabah Site (Mexico) | Mitla Site (Mexico) | Oaxaca (Mexico : State)--History | Palenque (Chiapas, Mexico) | Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico) | Tula Site (Tula de Allende, Mexico) | Uxmal Site (Mexico) | Yucatán (Mexico : State) | Mexico--History | Ethnography
Extent: 2.0 linear feet, 123 photographs
Description: A traveler, archaeologist, and photographer, Désiré Charnay (1828-1915) was one of the most important early expeditionary photographers. During his tours of Yucatan, Oaxaca, and Chiapas in 1858-1860 and 1880-1886, Charnay became one of the first to use photography in documenting the great Meso-American archaeological sites and to make ethnographic photographs of indigenous Mexicans. This collection of photographs is representative of the range of images he took of Meso-American archaeological sites during three tours of Mexico in 1858-1860 and 1880-1886. Although some of the images have suffered an unfortunate degree of fading, they convey the power and fascination that these sites held for Charnay and his contemporaries, and include some of the best early examples of the use of photography in the documentation of Mexican archaeology. The collection includes images of the sites at Tula, Teotihuacan, Iztaccihuatl, Chichen Itza, Comalcalco, and Palenque; of archaeological specimens held at the Museum of Mexico; of landscape and villages in Yucatan, Chiapas, and Oaxaca; and of a series of Lacandon, Mayan, Mixtec, and Yucatec "racial types." The collection was apparently assembled by the scientist Griffith Evans Abbot (1850-1927), who presented them to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The 15 cartes de visite included in the collection, mostly portraits taken in Peru, Chile, and Madeira, bear an uncertain relationship to the Charnay images, and are probably present simply because they were also once owned by Abbot. All images have been digitized and are available through the APS Digital Library.
Collection: Abbot-Charnay Photograph Collection (Mss.913.72.Ab23)
Contributor: Wilbur, Walter K.
Subject: Mexico--History | Orthography and spelling | Material culture | Antiquities | Picture-writing | Rites and ceremonies | Religion
Extent: 220 pages
Description: This typescript with hand-colored plates is an analysis of the material culture of one of the eight extant Mixtec codices, Codex Vindobonensis I. This codex is known by several names, including Codex Constantinopolitanus, Codex Byzantinus, and Codex Mexicanus I. The last name is more often used in the present day. The original is housed at the Austrian National Library at Vienna. Includes over three hundred vividly colored pictographs and phonetic signs of the Mixtec language. Repainted by the author, the watercolors exhibit pottery, ornaments, weapons, and ceremonial paraphernalia. Some of these images have been digitized and are available through the APS Digital Library.
Collection: Ancient Mexican material culture as revealed in Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus, 1940 (Mss.913.72.Wi649)
Date: 1785; circa 1800
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two of the various items related to the Dupaix expeditions of 1806 (totaling four loose notebooks with 23 ink and pencil sketches of Mexican ruins and hieroglyphics featuring fragmented text, in Spanish, with images of construction and decoration on stonework, pottery and buildings of various native ruins of the Yucatan). "Notas varias y Caprichosas; Tehuantepec, Tonila, etc." discusses means of construction and decoration of stone work in various Mexican and Mayan sites (One sheet bears reference to 2nd Mixtecan expedition, 1806, i.e., DuPaix's 1806 expedition). "Pyramide de Paplanta [sic]. Description Ic[o]nografica, de la antigua y famosa Piramide o Adoratorio del Pueblo de Papantla" consists of two items relating to the pyramid at Papantla.
Collection: Notes on Mexican Antiquities (Mss.913.72.N84)
Extent: 1 folder
Description: The only Mixe/Zoque and Mixtec materials in the William Bright Papers are responses to a question in SSILA about place names as nouns and adverbials in Meso-American languages (Series 1). The varieties of Mixe and Mixtec are not specified.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)
Language(s): English | Spanish | Mixtec, Atatláhuca | Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala | Mixtec, Jamiltepec | Mixtec, Juxtlahuaca | Mixtec, Southeastern Nochixtlán | Mixtec, Tacahua | Mixtec, Tidaá
Date: 1916; 1922; 1940
Contributor: Angulo, Jaime de | Belmar, Francisco, 1859-1910 | McQuown, Norman A. | Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 | Swadesh, Morris, 1909-1967
Extent: 41 pages, 300 cards
Description: The Mixtec materials in the ACLS collection consist mainly of three items in the "Mixtec" section of the finding aid. Radin's "Mixtec and Chinantec lexicon" is based on his own field work (found in the Paul Radin papers, listed separately in this guide) and other published work by Belmar. There is also an analysis of Mixtec tones and those of other neighboring language families by Jaime de Angulo, and a Spanish-Mixtec vocabulary assembled by McQuown and Swadesh. In the “Mexico” section of the finding aid, see “Comparative vocabularies of various Indian languages of Mexico,” which includes Mixtec vocabulary, and McQuown's “Phonemic systems of various Indian languages of Mexico,” which includes Mixtec information. In the “Zapotec” section of the finding aid, see de Angulo's “Estudio gramatical de las lenguas de la familia zapoteca,” which includes Mixtec information and ten ink sketches of maps showing linguistic groups, and de Angulo's “Zapotecan texts,” which includes Mixtec texts. Specific Mixtec languages identified above are based upon languages located in Radin's fieldwork.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)
Alternate forms: Mixteco
Subject: Language study and teaching
Extent: 1 folder
Description: Jane Rosenthal's only Mixtec materials are a set of short illustrated bilingual texts produced by Isidoro Santiago Ojeda and Lorenzo Martinez Ramirez (Series 5). The exact variety of Mixtec is not specified.
Collection: Jane M. Rosenthal Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.129)
Alternate forms: Mixteco
Language(s): Spanish | Mixtec, Atatláhuca | Mixtec, Apasco-Apoala | Mixtec, Tidaá | Mixtec, Jamiltepec | Mixtec, Juxtlahuaca | Mixtec, Southeastern Nochixtlán | Mixtec, Tacahua
Contributor: Radin, Paul, 1883-1959
Extent: Approx. 150 pages; 300 word slips
Description: Consists primarily of loose field notebooks pages containing interlinear texts, word lists, and gramamtical anaylsis, located in Series VIII. Many pages include identification of towns or districts in Oaxaca associated with the text. Current identification of languages based upon place names noted. Also includes lexicon based on field work in 1912-1913, and upon Belmar as well as quotations from Pimental and Penafiel in Mechling. Comparative vocabulary documents include Sawatlan, Tecomixtlahuaca, Yolotepec) comparative vocabulary; San Esteban Atatlahuaca vocabulary
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)
Extent: 314 pages
Description: The Mixtec materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 2 items. Materials in this collection are listed alphabetically by last name of author. See materials listed under Mitchell and Troike.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)