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Edward S. Curtis papers, 1900-1978 (bulk 1903-1954)

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Curtis (Edward S.) papers
Series I. Manuscripts and publications, 1900-1935, undated 66 items
Includes materials related to The North American Indian, typescripts for Curtis's books Indian Days of Long Ago and In the Land of the Headhunters, and several undated, and apparently unpublished, typescripts for lectures or writings.
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Arranged thematically in three subseries: Series I.A. Materials related to The North American Indian; Series I.B. Manuscripts and writings; Series I.C. Offprints.
Series I.A. Materials related to The North American Indian, 1905-1935, undated 34 items
Materials primarily documenting the promotion and publication of The North American Indian, herein referred to as NAI. Also includes a list of photographs deposited for copyright and documentation of transfer of copyright material from Edward S. Curtis to the North American Indian, Inc.
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1 1 Catalogue: Indian Pictures from The North American Indian, undated 1 item
Nineteen-page typescript listing 310 photographs.
1 2 Photographs deposited with the Library of Congress for copyright, undated 1 item
1 3 Printed invitation to become an honorary regent for NAI, undated 1 item
1 4 Printed subscription invitations, undated 2 items
1 5 Subscription agreements, 1907-1921 4 items
1 6 Materials used in NAI brochures, undated 21 Leaves
Typescript copies of published reviews and notices and testimonials for NAI written to Curtis by figures such as George Bird Grinnell, Theodore Roosevelt, and Henry Huntington with original dates of 1905-1908.
1 7 Reviews, 1910, 1919 5 items
1 8 Publicity text for NAI, approximately 1911 1 item
Four-page typescript.
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8** 1 "The North American Indian: Extracts from Reviews," approximately 1911 1 item
Four-page broadside compilation of reviews of the NAI produced as a publicity tool.
1 9 Brochure for NAI, undated 1 item
1 10 Brochure for NAI, approximately 1909 1 item
Reproduces sample texts and images.
1 11 Presentation of NAI to the Library of the University of Washington, 24 June 1908 1 item
One printed leaf.
1 12 Transfer of copyright, 1909, 1925 5 items
Correspondence and documents regarding the transfer of copyright materials from Edward S. Curtis to the North American Indian, Inc.
1 13 Exhibition announcements, 1905, undated 2 items
Includes an announcement for Curtis's exhibition at the Waldorf Astoria, New York, signed by Curtis.
1 14 Printed prospectus for NAI, 1935 1 item
As sold through Charles E. Lauriat Company.
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8** 1 Printed articles relating NAI, 1905-1911 5 items
"'Ed' Curtis: Artist, Explorer, Clubman, Photographer, Historian and President's Friend," Seattle Sunday Times, 21 May 1905: 3.
"The Vanishing Race," New York Herald, 16 June 1907: 1 and 8.
"Boston Turning Out $1,500,000 Work of 20 Volumes," Boston Sunday Post, 25 July 1909: 19.
"Lives 22 Years with Indians to Get Their Secrets," New York Times, 16 April 1911: 5.
"Noted Indian Picture and Portrait of Artist," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 30 July 1911: 7.
Series I.B. Manuscripts and writings, approximately 1914-1915, undated 11 items
Includes typescripts for Curtis's books Indian Days of Long Ago and In the Land of the Headhunters, and several undated, and apparently unpublished, typescripts for lectures or writings.
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1 15 Indian Days of Long Ago, approximately 1914 1 item
Seventy-one page corrected typescript.
1 16 In the Land of the Head-hunters, approximately 1915 1 item
Forty-one page corrected typescript of the book version of the film In the Land of the Head Hunters, in three individually paginated sections corresponding to chapters one through four (minus the very end of the chapter); the tag-end of chapter four through chapter ten, and chapters 11-16.
1 17 "The Indian and his Religious Freedom," undated 1 item
Fourteen-page typescript.
1 18 "The Peyote Cult," undated 1 item
Nine-page corrected typescript and a half sheet of notes.
1 19 "Peyote Ceremony According to Charles Moore," undated 1 item
Seven-page corrected typescript with a diagram of the ceremony drawn on the first page.
1 20-22 "The Forgotten Mapmaker," undated
Five-page typescript preface, table of contents, and list of books by Curtis.
1 20 Five-page typescript preface, table of contents, and list of books by Curtis 3 items
1 21 Thirty-four page typescript 1 item
Lacks page 15.
1 22 Twenty-eight pages of a partial typescript 1 item
With and alternate beginning of the above typescript, and variously numbered up to page 268.
1 23 Manuscript re: Apache Indians, undated 1 item
Twenty-three pages written in blue crayon.
1 24 Text re: stone heads found at Maryhill, undated 1 item
Three-page typescript, possibly for an article on Curtis's theory of the origin of a pair of carved-stone heads found on the Columbia River.
1 25 Miscellaneous notes, undated 7 Leaves
Series I.C. Offprints, 1900-1927 21 items
Includes copies of articles published by Curtis as well as published materials containing images by Curtis.
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8** 2 Curtis, Edward S., "Medicine Lodge," 1900 1 item
Seattle Daily Times, 28 July 1900: 13.
8** 2 "The Navajoes and their Mighty Wind Doctor," 1904 1 item
Seattle Sunday Times, 13 June 1904: 3.
8** 2 "Sacred Rites of the Mokis and Navajoes as Seen by Edward S. Curtis," 1904 1 item
Seattle Sunday Times, part V, magazine section, 27 November 1904: 1.
8** 2 "A Curtis Poster: Reproduction of a Special Indian Poster Designed for the Times 3rd Anniversary Number," 1905 1 item
8** 2 "Easter in the Arizona Desert," 1905 1 item
Seattle Sunday Times, part III, magazine section, 16 April, 1905: 1.
8** 2 "Real American Beauties: Two Hopi Maidens of the Tewa Puebla, Arizona," 1905 1 item
8** 2 "The Zuni Governor," 1905 1 item
Seattle Sunday Times, part III, magazine section, 11 June 1905: 1. Reproduces the portrait by Curtis (in reverse) in Box 8**, f. 6.
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1 26 "The President's Family," 1905 1 item
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8** 3 "Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth," 1906 1 item
New York Times, pictorial section, part I, 18 February 1908: 1-2. Includes a wedding portrait of Alice Roosevelt and her husband as well as recent photographs of the couple.
8** 3 "Mrs. Nicholas Longworth in her Bridal Gown," 1906 1 item
8** 3 "Prominent Men and Caricature," 1906 1 item
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1 27 Curtis, Edward S., "Vanishing Indian Types," 1906 2 items
"Vanishing Indian Types: The Tribes of the Southwest," Scribner's Magazine, vol. 39, no. 5: 514-529, and "Vanishing Indian Types: The Tribes of the Northwest Plains," Scribner's Magazine, vol. 39, no. 6: 657-671.
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8** 2 "Zash-Clishn-Apache Maiden," 1906 1 item
Seattle Sunday Times, magazine section, 18 November 1906: 1.
8** 2 "Little Wolf of the Cheyenne: Newest Curtis Indian," 1908 1 item
Seattle Sunday Times, magazine section, 26 January 1908: 1.
8** 2 Curtis, Edward S., "Love, Marriage, and Divorce as the Indian Sees Them," 1908 1 item
World Magazine, 3 May 1908: 9.
8** 3 "The Vanishing Race," approximately 1908 1 item
Spread of Curtis photographs, with copyright dates of 1904-1908, reproduced in Collier's Weekly.
8** 3 "A Page of Indian Maidens of Aboriginal North American Stock," 1908 1 item
New York Daily Tribune, 26 April 1908: 3. Reproduces Curtis photographs of Mojave, Apache, Papago, and Jicarilla girls.
8** 3 Cody, Colonel William F., "The Great West that Was: 'Buffalo Bill' Cody's Life Story," 1916-1917 2 items
Each spread from an unidentified Hearst International Magazine company publication contains reproductions of two Curtis photographs.
8** 3 Chicago Daily News photogravure section, 1927 2 Leaves
From the section dated 22 January 1927; includes a reproduction of Curtis's photograph of the last ride of Native Americans returning from their hunting grounds.


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