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Finding Aid to The Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar MS.740
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Historical note
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access

  • Title: The Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.740
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1940 July
    Abstract: This collection contains two typed copies of a manuscript entitled "The Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar" by N. Cordy. The manuscript is 14 pages long and was written in July 1940.
    creator: Cordy, Napoleon

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains two typed copies of a manuscript entitled "The Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar" by N. Cordy. The manuscript is 14 pages long and was written in July 1940.

    Historical note

    The Maya calendar is a system of calendars used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and in many modern communities in highland Guatemala and in Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. The essentials of the Maya calendar are based upon a system which had been in common use throughout the region, dating back to at least the 5th century BCE. It shares many aspects with calendars employed by other earlier Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Zapotec and Olmec, and contemporary or later ones such as the Mixtec and Aztec calendars. Although the Mesoamerican calendar did not originate with the Maya, their subsequent extensions and refinements of it were the most sophisticated. Along with those of the Aztecs, the Maya calendars are the best-documented.
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_calendar

    Preferred citation

    The Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar, 1940, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.740.

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 26, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Donated by N. Cordy, 1940 July.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Astronomy
    Aztecs
    Indians of Mexico
    Maya calendar
    Mexico -- History
    Typescripts