Bibliographic Resources

This section contains information about bibliographic resources that are relevant to the study of Maya culture. Besides a list of publications and periodicals that deal with Maya Studies, we provide information about libraries and archives in Europe and Overseas and list links to helpful online bibliographies.

Furthermore, we list the addresses of the most important book stores which sell books on Maya and Mesoamerican Studies. Where possible we provide you with relevant order information.

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These links offer access to library catalogues and other services like lending or photocopies.


Bibliothèque Nationale de France
site François-Mitterrand
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13

Departement des Manuscrits, Richelieu-Louvois
58 Rue de Richelieu et 2 Rue Louvois
75002 Paris

Of special interest:

  • Codex Paris


Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (IAI)
Potsdamer Str. 37
D-10785 Berlin
Phone: +49-30-266-2500
Fax: +49-30-266-2503

Estates and Miscellanea
Curator: Dr. G. Wolff
Phone: +49-30-266-2516

Pre-Columbian Section
Curator: Dr. Peter Masson
Phone: +49-30-266-2511

Of special interest:

  • Estates of Eduard Seler, Teobert Maler, Walter Lehmann, Gerdt Kutscher, Konrad Theodor Preuss among others
  • Image archive


Archivo Arzobispal
7ta Avenida, 7-21
Zona 1
Guatemala Ciudad

Archivo General de Centro América
4ta Avenida, 7-41
Zona 1
Guatemala Ciudad
Phone: (502)-232-3037

Biblioteca Nacional de Guatemala
5a Avenida 7-26 Zona 1
Phone: (502) 2322443
Fax: 2539071

Centro de Investigaciones Regionales de Mesoamérica (CIRMA)
Biblioteca de Ciencias Sociales Centroamericanas
Archivo Histórico Guatemala
5ta calle Oriente, No.5
La Antigua
Phone: (502)-832-0126 or -1007
Fax: (502)-832-2083

Of special interest:

  • Estates of Franz Termer and others

Biblioteca Ludwig von Mises
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
6ta. Calle final
Zona 10
Guatemala Ciudad
Phone: (502)-338-7818
Fax: (502)-332-2620


Biblioteca Americanistica “Federico Lunardi” – Biblioteca A.I.S.A.
Salita Santa Maria della Sanità 43
Villa Gruber
16122 Genova
Phone: +39-010-814737

Of special interest:

  • Photographs, field diaries and manuscripts by Federico Lunardi


Archivo General de la Nación
Col. Penitenciaría Ampliación Deleg. Venustiano Carranza 15350, México, D.F.
Phone: 5133-9900 (conmutador), Visitas guiadas: ext. 19329 y 19423
Fax: 5789-5296


Archivo General de Indias
Avda. de la Constitución, 3
E-41071 Sevilla
Edificio de La Cilla
Calle Santo Tomás, 5
Phone: +34-954-500-530 or -500-528
Fax: +34-954-219-485

United States

Benson Latin American Collection
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78713-8916
Phone: +1-512-495-4520
Fax: +1-512-495-4568

Tozzer Library of the Harvard College Library
Harvard University
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: +1-617-495-2253
Fax: +1-617-496-2741

Of special interest:

  • Bowditch-Gates and Scholes collection
  • Field notes by Alfred Tozzer and Sylvanus G. Morley
  • Manuscripts by Ernst Förstemann

The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-7324
Phone: +1-312-943-9090 (automated answering)

Edward E. Ayer Collection on Latin American History:
Librarian: John Aubrey
Phone: +1-312-255-3693

Of special interest:

  • Francisco Ximénez’ Arte de las tres lenguas (Ayer MS 1515)
  • Colonial Manuscripts on Mayan languages
  • Mexican Pictorial Manuscripts
  • Jean Frederic Waldeck Materials

Latin American Library
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
Phone: +1-504-865-5681
Fax: +1-504-862-8970
E-Mail: Hortensia Calvo, Director

Of special interest:

  • Frans Blom’s field notes
  • William Gates collection
  • Merle Greene Robertson’s rubbings of Maya relief sculpture
  • Photographic collections
  • Object collections
  • Crónica de Maní
  • Crónica de Chicxulub
  • Juan Pío Pérez’ copy of the San Francisco dictionary
  • Historic maps

University of Pennsylvania Museum Library
University of Pennsylvania
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104-6324
Phone: 215-898-4021

Of special interest:

  • Daniel Garrison Brinton Library

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Fax: +1-202-339-6419
Pre-Columbian Director: Jeffrey Quilter
Phone: +1-202-339-6440

Of special interest:

  • Photos collection
  • Objects collection

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