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Marjorie and Edna R. Webster papers
MS 147  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marjorie and Edna R. Webster papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1973, undated
    Collection Number: MS 147
    Creator: Webster, Edna Robb
    Creator: Webster, Marjorie Ellen
    Extent: 1.94 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The collection contains photographs, notes, articles, and other materials from explorer Edna R. Webster and her daughter Marjorie Webster. The majority of materials in the collection relate to Edna's exploration and study of Mayan ruins on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and Marjorie's interest in Atlantis and its possible connection to Mexico.
    Languages: The collection is in English.


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Marjorie and Edna R. Webster papers (MS 147). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance unknown.

    Processing History

    Processed by Carlota Ramirez, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
    Processing of the Marjorie and Edna R. Webster papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

    Biographical Note

    Edna Robb Webster was an early explorer of Mayan ruins on the Yucatán Peninsula. She was also an author, writing over 17 published novels, including an account of her trips to Mexico published in 1973, Early Exploring in Lands of the Maya.
    Her daughter, Marjorie Ellen Webster, was a photographer, writer, artist, and educator. She married archaeologist and architect Robert Stacey-Judd in 1949.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection contains materials related to Edna and Marjorie Webster's exploration and study of Mayan ruins in the Yucatán Peninsula, including photographs from Edna's visits to multiple Mayan sites in the 1930s, and binders compiled by Marjorie of photographs and articles related to those sites. The collection also includes materials collected by Marjorie on the legendary ancient civilization Atlantis, and the possibility of its connection to Mexican ancient civilizations.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically, maintaining original folder titles when possible.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Atlantis (Legendary place)
    Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
    Dzibilchaltún Site (Mexico)
    Uxmal Site (Mexico)
    Yucatán Peninsula

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Black-and-white photographs
    Clippings (information artifacts)