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Finding aid to the Rodolfo R. Schuller and Popol Vuh Papers MS.792
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Description
Ruldolf Schuller (1873-1932) was an Austrian linguist and philologist whose primary concentration was on Indian languages of Central and South America, and who was working on a translation of the Popol Vuh, the creation story from the Quiché (K'iche') Maya nation of Guatemala. Schuller corresponded heavily with Ruth Gaines (1877-1952), a writer and librarian at the Huntington Free Library in Bronx, New York to assist in working on a translation of the Popol Vuh. This collection consists of one folder of correspondence, notes, and a manuscript in English and Spanish. Correspondents include Ruth Gaines, Rudolf Schuller, F. W. Hodge, Oliver La Farge, and Wanda La Farge. Correspondence from 1932 regards the death of Schuller and the custodianship of his papers.
Background
Ruldolf Schuller (1873-1932) was an Austrian linguist and philologist whose primary concentration was on Indian languages of Central and South America. Schuller studied Indian tribes in Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru during the early 1910s and 1920s. In 1924, Schuller served on the faculty of the National University in Mexico City, then moved to New Orleans. Schuller was working on a translation of the creation story of the Quiché (K'iche') Maya nation of Guatemala, the Popol Vuh, when he died in Colombia in 1932.
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0.1 Linear feet 1 folder
Restrictions
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.
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