I︠U︡riĭ Valentinovich Knorozov papers, 1945-1998.


I︠U︡riĭ Valentinovich Knorozov papers, 1945-1998.

The Knorozov Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, notes, journal offprints, and photographs. The Biographical series includes a group of Knorozov's personal daily notes, receipts, notes on research planning, hand-written selections of prose and poetry, and documents related to Knorozov's trips to Copenhagen, Mexico, and Guatemala. The files also include newsclippings about Knorozov from Soviet and Spanish language newspapers. The Correspondence includes professional correspondence as well as various notes and attachments, between Knorozov and other scholars and institutions in the Soviet Union and abroad. The series is not large, but recurring subjects of the letters are theoretical linguistics, Maya languages and writing, Peru writing/notation systems, archaeology of Kuril Islands, and publishing. Correspondence with David Kelley, Michael and Sophie Coe, Tatiana Proskouriakoff, Thomas Barthel, Norman and Dolores McQuown, and the Peabody Museum of Harvard University, will be of particular interest to Mayanists. The Writings include manuscripts and offprints of Knorozov's publications, including parts of the drafts of the monographs The writing of the Maya Indians and Maya hieroglyphic codices. The Research Files is the largest series and is organized by topic. Subjects range from Ainu pictographs, archaeology, and writing.

11 boxes (10 archives boxes, 1 flat box) 47 linear inches.

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Kelley, David Humiston

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Kelley earned his Harvard AB in 1949 (1950) and his PhD in 1957. From the description of Deserts / by David H. Kelley. December 1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512925 ...

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Knorozov, I︠U︡. V.

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Coe, Sophie D. (Sophie Dobzhansky), 1933-1994

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Anthropologist, food historian, and translator, Coe was the daughter of evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky and his wife Natalie. In 1955 she graduated from Radcliffe College and married Michael D. Coe, with whom she worked on various archaeological projects in Mesoamerica and the United States. Instrumental in promoting Yuri V. Khorosov's theories of Maya script in the West through her translation of his Selected Chapters from The Writing of the Maya Indians (1967), she was also a seri...

Proskouriakoff, Tatiana A., 1909-1985

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Barthel, Thomas S., 1923-1997

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Mcquown, Norman A.

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McQuown, Dolores.

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