Browse Exhibits (4 total)
Documents like vocabularies, glossaries, and dictionaries describing the native languages of South and Central America make up the largest portion of the Berendt-Brinton collection.
Multilingual religious texts demonstrate the importance to Europeans of spreading Christianity to the native people of South and Central America.
These texts record full and valuable examples of native languages.
A variety of logistical, governmental, financial and historical miscellany are represented in the Berendt-Brinton collection.
Chilam Balam are books written in the Maya language that record native traditions, like calendars and legal and social histories, as well as interactions with Europeans.