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Special Collections and Archives

A guide to the Special Collections and Archives located in Coates Library.

Mesoamerican Codices

Special Collections has extensive holdings of facsimile Mesoamerican codices. These materials are available for consultation in the reading room, and can be used for undergraduate instruction. 

Mixtec Codices

Codex Baranda (Ediciones Toledo, 1989)
Codex Bodley (Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia, 1960)
Codex Colombino (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, 2011)
Codex Colombino (Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia, 1966)
Codex Selden (Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia, 1964)
Codex Tulane (Tulane University, 1991)
Codex Vindobonensis (Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1992)
Codex Vindobonensis (Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1974)
Codex Waecker-Gotter (also known as the Codex Egerton) (Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1965)
Codex Yanhuitlán (Musco Nacional, 1940)
Codex Zouche-Nuttall (Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1992)
Codex Zouche-Nuttall (Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1987)
Codex Zouche-Nuttall (Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, 1902)
Lienzo de Otla (Secretaria de Cultura del Gobierno del Estado de Oaxaca, 2009)

Aztec Codices

Aubin Tonalamatl (Estado de Tlaxcala, 1981)
​Badianus Herbal Manuscript (Instituto Mexicano del Securo Social, 1991)
​Badianus Herbal Manuscript (Johns Hopkins Press, 1940)
Codex Azcatitlan (Société des Américanistes, 1949)
Codex Azoyu 1 (Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1991)
Codex Borbonicus (Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1991)
Codex Borbonicus (Siglo Veintiuno, 1979)
Codex Borgia (Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1993)
Codex Borgia (Stabilimento Danesi, 1898)
Codex Cholula (Instituto Nacional de Antropolgia e Historia, 2002)
Codex Cospi (Akademische Druck u. Verlagsanstalt, 1968)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer (Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1994)
Codex Fejérváry-Mayer (Edinburgh University Press, 1901)
Codex Hall (School of American Research, 1947)
Codex Huamantla (Instituto Tlaxcalteca de la Cultura, 1984)
Codice Humboldt Fragmento 1 (CIESAS, 2009)
Codex Laud (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, 1961)
Codex Magliabechiano (Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1970)
Codex Mendoza (University of California Press, 1992)
Codex Mendoza (Editorial Innovacion, 1980)
Codex Mendoza (San Angel Ediciones, 1979)
Codex Mendoza (Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Historia y Etnografia, 1925)
Codex Mexicanus (Sociéte des Américanistes, 1952)
Codex Rios (also known as Codex Vaticano A) (Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1996)
Codex of San Antonio Techialoyan (Instituto Mexiquense de Cultura, 1993)
Codice Techialoyan de Huixquilucan (El Colegio Mexiquense, 1993)
Codex Techialoyan Garcia Granados (El Colegio Mexiquense, 1992)
Codex Telleriano-Remensis (University of Texas Press, 1995)
Codex of Tlatelolco (Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores, 1989)
Codex Vaticanus B (Akadem. Druk- u. Verlagsanst., 1972)
Codex Xolotl (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, 1980)
Duran Codex (Arrendadora Internacional, 1990)
Florentine Codex (Bernardino de Sahagun) (University of Oklahoma Press, 1993)
Florentine Codex (Bernardino de Sahagun) (Secretaria de Governacion, 1979)
Lienzo de Ajusco (Gobierno del Distrito Federal, 2006)
Lienzo de Tlaxcala (Editorial Innovacion, 1979)
Lienzo de Tlaxcala (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1966)
Mapa de Cuauhtinchan No. 2 (CIESAS, 2005)
Matricula de Huexotzinco (Akadem. Druck- u. Verlagsanst., 1974)

Maya Codices

Books of Chilam Balam (Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1980)
Books of Chilam Balam (University of Pennsylvania, 1913)
Dresden Codex (Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1983)
Dresden Codex (American Philosophical Society, 1972)
Dresden Codex (Bureau of American Ethnology, 1888)
Grolier Codex (Grolier Club, 1973)
Los Codices Mayas (contains facsimiles of the Dresden, Madrid, Paris, and Grolier Codices) (Universidad Autonoma de Chiapas, 1985)
Madrid Codex (also known as the Tro-Cortesianus Codex) (Libros mas Cultura, 2002)
Madrid Codex (also known as the Tro-Cortesianus Codex) (Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1967)
Paris Codex (Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1968)
Paris Codex (1909)

Related Materials

In 2018, the library acquired Dr. Marion Oettinger's extensive collection of Mesoamerican reference materials. Most of these works can be found by searching the library's catalog. Dr. Oettinger's archival fieldnotes are also available for research or use in undergraduate instruction.