Robert Eliot Smith Papers

collection

Robert Eliot Smith Papers

Campus:
San Diego State University
Library:
Library and Information Access
Subject(s):
Archaeologists -- Correspondence ; Indian pottery -- Central America ; Indian pottery -- Mexico ; Smith, Robert Eliot, 1899- -- Archives ; Smith, Robert Eliot, 1899- -- Correspondence
Description:
Robert Eliot Smith was a member of the Carnegie Institution from 1932-1960, associate archaeologist for the Instituto Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia de Mexico from 1960-1962, and helped establish the National Museum of Antropologia in Guatemala City. The collection includes Smith's notes and working drafts used for the preparation of his publications, a record of his professional activities as the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Guatemala City representative, photographs of Mesoamerican pottery, and correspondence between Smith and other Mesoamericanists of his time. The collection provides important biographical and collaborative information about Smith, as well as the history of Mesoamerican archaeology.
Dates covered:
1929-1983
Language(s):
English; Spanish
Collection Size:
16.67 linear feet
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Citation Sample:
Identification of item, folder title, box number, Robert Eliot Smith Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection policy:
This collection is open for research. The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.