National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
This collection contains 78 black-and-white negatives and 35 gelatin silver prints taken by Bernard J. Edley in 1948-1949. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Santa Cruz Indians of Quintana Roo State and the Tzotzil Indians of Chamula, Chiapas State. Also present are views of archaeological sites at Monte Alban and Mitla in Oaxaca State.
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Norman A. McQuown (1914-2005) was an anthropologist and linguist best known for his efforts to document and study indigenous languages in Mexico and Central America and for his work in the field of non-verbal communication. He studied, conducted field and archival research, taught, and wrote on a wide range of languages, including Huastec, Quiche Maya, Yucatec Maya, Nahuatl, Totonac, Turkish, Russian, and Esperanto. He published in English, Spanish, and German, was comfortable writing and conversing in a large number of additional languages, and wrote frequently on the process of language teaching and learning. McQuown spent nearly his entire career at the University of Chicago, with the exception of numerous visiting appointments at institutions in Europe and the Americas.This collection documents his research, writing, teaching, and administrative work and contains a small amount of personal material. It range in date from 1850-2004, with the bulk dating from roughly 1945-1975.