Frans Ferdinand Blom papers

Frans Ferdinand Blom papers

Dates: 1919-1962

Contains 26 reels of microfilm with positive images and 26 reels of microfilm with negative images of the same materials. The microfilm include copies of a biography, correspondence, certificates, diaries, photographs, and articles. Also included are paper copies of articles, pamphlets, and a map. The materials relate to Blom's research on Mayan archaeology and his expeditions to Mexico.

  • Extent: 1 half box (0.25 linear ft.). -- 10 microfilm boxes (5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Blom, Frans Ferdinand, 1893-1963
  • Call Number: MSS FM 54
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Negative masters condition restricted. Microfilm print copies available for public use.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in EnglishEnglish, DanishDanish, and Spanish; CastilianSpanish.
Location of Originals
Casa Na Blom; San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Frans Ferdinand Blom papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS FM 54; Frans Ferdinand Blom papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS FM 54, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Microfilm copies were made under the direction of the Harold B. Lee Library and the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1978 and 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1978. Donated; 1979. Donated; 1980.
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid is available in Spanish in the repository.
Subject Terms
Blom, Frans Ferdinand, 1893-1963--Archives; Anthropology; Archaeologists--United States--History; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Colleges and Universities; Education; Mayas--Antiquities; Mexico--Antiquities
Genre / Form
Articles; Biography; Diaries; Letters
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Blom (Frans Ferdinand) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Benjamin Sipes
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:07-0700
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Biographical History

Frans Ferdinand Blom (1893-1963) was a Danish-American archaeologist who taught at Tulane University.

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