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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
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.


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