Finding Aid to The Maya Year at the Inauguration of the Calendar MS.740

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 26


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

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

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