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- Blom, Frans Ferdinand, 1893-1963
- Diaries of Frans and Gertrude Blom
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1943-1959 1943-1959
- 14 Volumes
Consists of copies of diaries kept by Blom and his wife, Gertrude Duby Blom, from 1943 to 1959, while searching for Maya ruins in Chiapas, Mexico, in 14 volumes.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of copies of diaries kept by Blom and his wife, Gertrude Duby Blom, from 1943 to 1959 in 14 volumes. The diaries concern the Bloms' explorations and search for Maya ruins in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico, including ruins at Bonampak, and the life of the Lacandon Indians in the Lacandon Jungle of Mexico.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Blom, Frans Ferdinand, 1893-1963
Swiss-born Gertrude Duby Blom was a journalist, social anthropologist, and documentary photographer. On an expedition to visit the Lacandon Indians in Mexico she met Frans Blom, a Danish archeologist and cartographer who was searching for Bonampak, the lost Mayan ruin. They teamed up on several subsequent expeditions and later married.
These photocopies were made from originals lent by Gertrude Duby Blom in 1978.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. The literary rights of the Blom and Duby diaries belong to the Asociacion Cultural Na Bolom, which also has the originals. Contact them at www.nabalom.org for any permissions to publish.
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Diaries of Frans and Gertrude Blom; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Archaeological expeditions -- Mexico -- Chiapas -- 20th century.
Archaeologists -- United States -- 20th century.
Bonampak site (Mexico)
Cities and towns, Ruined, extinct, etc. -- Mexico -- 20th century.
Indianists -- United States -- 20th century.
Indigenous peoples of Mexico -- Chiapas -- Antiquities -- 20th century.
Indigenous peoples of Mexico -- Chiapas -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Lacandon Indians -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
- Genre Terms:
- Blom, Gertrude Duby