Contents and Arrangement

Diary, 1943-1944

1 volume

Collection Overview

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 History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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 for any permissions to publish.

Credit this material:

Diary; Diaries of Frans and Gertrude Blom, WC040, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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