Fray Bartolome de Las Casas

At the beginning of the 50s Frans Blom and Gertrudis Duby bought Vicente Guerrero's house to install a Center for Research and Scientific Studies, this center was important to have a specialized Library on the state of Chiapas and mainly on the Mayan Culture. Frans Blom, upon meeting various universities and researchers, asked for support for the formation of the bibliographic collection. It is worth mentioning that the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Library is one of the first in terms of the aforementioned topics, thus there is also a space where national and foreign researchers leave the research work carried out in the State, that is why the collection has books in different languages such as English, French, Italian, Danish, German, among others.


  Researchers headquarters  

Frans Blom wrote to his friends around the world to request donations in order to have a library specializing in Mayan culture that would serve researchers on their visit to Chiapas. The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Library was the headquarters of the Harvard Chiapas Research Project and the University of Chicago, which settled in Na Bolom for long periods to carry out anthropological, archaeological and scientific research in general.
Upon the death of Frans Blom in 1963, Alfonso Caso, Raúl Anguiano and Gertrude Duby, created the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Cultural Association in order to continue the research work started by Frans Blom.


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