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Frans Blom Papers, 1919-1963 | The Latin American Library at Tulane

By Ruth Olivera and Michael F. Fry, July 1981. Revised by Ruth Olivera, October 1987 and September 1989

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Title: Frans Blom Papers, 1919-1963Add to your cart.

ID: Manuscripts/Collection 24

Primary Creator: Frans Ferdinand Blom (1893-1963)

Extent: 77.0 Items

Arrangement:

2 Hollinger boxes

The collection here consists of a variety of papers associated with Blom in some way. They either originated with him, were acquired by him, or are related to him.

Box 1: Diaries or Field Notes

12 diaries or sets of notes, most in Danish, plus 1 folder

Box 2: Other Papers

Folders 1 - 5: Correspondence

Folders 6 & 6A: Notes & drawings

Folders 7 - 14: Blom's printed works or information about him

Folders 15 - 20: Items directly related to Blom's experiences or interests

Folder 21: Obituraries

Oversize folder 1: Hand-drawn map of the central Petén region of Guatemala

Date Acquired: 07/01/1981

Subjects: Antiquities -- Guatemala, Archaeological expeditions, Archaeological sites -- Guatemala, Archaeological sites -- Honduras, Guatemala, Maps -- Guatemala, Petén, Guatemala

Languages: Danish, English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

1919-1963.  The Frans Blom Papers consists of materials written or collected by Frans Blom, a prominent Danish archaeologist of Tulane University's Middle American Research Institute. Of special interest is his diary of anthropological field notes, with watercolor drawings, compiled during the 1925 Tulane University Expedition to Chiapas. Included are his Mexican gun permits, correspondence, published articles, and obituaries. Also includes his 1921-1922 diaries in Danish of explorations in Veracruz, with photos, maps, and drawings. 77 pieces.

Collection Historical Note

Frans Blom was associated with Tulane University as staff member or head of the Middle American Research Institute from 1924-1941. Many of the holdings in the Latin American Library were acquired by Blom during that time. For a biography of his life, see Robert L. Brunhouse, Frans Blom, Maya Explorer (F1435.B63B78). An extensive collection of Blom manuscripts is located in the Bancroft Library (Z-R 8) at the University of California, Berkeley.

Subject/Index Terms

Antiquities -- Guatemala
Archaeological expeditions
Archaeological sites -- Guatemala
Archaeological sites -- Honduras
Guatemala
Maps -- Guatemala
Petén, Guatemala

Administrative Information

Repository: The Latin American Library at Tulane

Access Restrictions: Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Related Materials: LAL Image Archive Collection 41


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Box 1: Diaries or Field NotesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1921, Aug. and Sept.Add to your cart.
"Archaeological Notes." Archaeological notes in Danish (some English) Written in Tecuanapa and Río Uspanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, with maps, photographs, and drawing of antiquities. In pencil on 8" x 4" note paper. pp. 1-46.
Item 2: 1921, Dec. 18 - 1922, Mar. 6Add to your cart.
Notes in Danish. Numerous photographs of Río Uspanapa and other subjects, drawings, a watercolor, maps. In pencil on 8" x 4" note paper. pp. 1-100.
Item 3: 1922, Mar. 31-July 12Add to your cart.
"Dagbog over Rejse Tabasco-Chiapas 16 Marts-23 April 1922 Expedition for Cia. Mex. de Petroleo 'El Aguila', S.A. " Notes in Danish on this oil expedition which extended beyond April 23. It contains many photographs of the area; towns, places, Indians, ruins, drawings of antiquities, maps, lists of places reached. In pencil (some ink) on 8" x 4" note paper. pp. 1-235.
Item 4: 1925, Apr. 21-25; May 26-July 24Add to your cart.
One of four diaries that contain original field notes in English taken during the first Tulane University Expedition to Middle America in 1925, which went to Chiapas and Yucatán. It includes daily observations of Indians, drawings of clothing, artifacts, sculpture and setlement patterns, and a few watercolors. See LAL Rare books collection, 972.83 B653.
Item 5: 1925, Apr. 21-25; May 26-July 24Add to your cart.
One of four diaries that contain original field notes in English taken during the first Tulane University Expedition to Middle America in 1925, which went to Chiapas and Yucatán. It includes daily observations of Indians, drawings of clothing, artifacts, sculpture and setlement patterns, and a few watercolors. See LAL Rare books collection, 972.83 B653.
Item 6: 1925, Apr. 21-25; May 26-July 24Add to your cart.
One of four diaries that contain original field notes in English taken during the first Tulane University Expedition to Middle America in 1925, which went to Chiapas and Yucatán. It includes daily observations of Indians, drawings of clothing, artifacts, sculpture and setlement patterns, and a few watercolors. See LAL Rare books collection, 972.83 B653.
Item 7: 1925, Apr. 21-25; May 26-July 24Add to your cart.
One of four diaries that contain original field notes in English taken during the first Tulane University Expedition to Middle America in 1925, which went to Chiapas and Yucatán. It includes daily observations of Indians, drawings of clothing, artifacts, sculpture and setlement patterns, and a few watercolors. See LAL Rare books collection, 972.83 B653.
Item 8: 1926, April and OctoberAdd to your cart.
Bound volume, only partially filled, of notes on Louisiana Indian sites in Tangipahoa Parish, with drawings and maps.
Item 9: 1929Add to your cart.
A calendar pad for the year with a few notations.
Item 10: 1935, Feb 12-Mar. 21Add to your cart.
Original diary of Blom's trip to Honduras with a few drawings. A letter to his wife is written on the back of the first four pages. pp. 1-238.
Item 11: [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Notes in Danish, English, and Spanish on vocabulary, meaning of names, etc.
Item 12: Not before 1927Add to your cart.
"Miscellaneous notes" on bibliography, maps, distances, geographical notations, etc.
Folder 1: Translation of field notesAdd to your cart.
Translation by Kim Christensen of Blom's field notes in Danish made during his 1924 expedition to Uaxactun, Guatemala for the Carnegie Institute. Gift of Jaime Kibben. 1 May 1990.

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