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

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Curtis (Edward S.) papers
Series II. Lectures, presentations and audiovisual projects, 1903-1914 86 items
Series II.A. Lectures, between 1903 and 1914 16 items
The subseries contains lecture typescripts and related materials. Starting around 1903, Curtis began giving exhibition talks and stereopticon lantern slide lectures during the months that he was not working in the field as a way to raise funds for his fieldwork. He lectured extensively in the eastern United States as well as in the Pacific Northwest. The individual lectures included here are untitled and undated.
box folder
1 28 Outline for lantern slide lecture I, 1 item
1 29 Lantern slide lecture I, 1 item
Thirteen-page typescript with handwritten insert between pages six and seven re: ceremonial, devotional, and religious aspects of Native American life.
1 30 Variant, lantern slide lecture I, 1 item
Fourteen-page typescript, either an earlier or later version of the lecture.
1 31 Outline for lecture II, 1 item
1 32 Lecture II, 1 item
Lecture composed of pieces from various lectures, approximately 20 typescript pieces.
1 33 "Indian Religion," 1 item
Fourteen-page typescript.
1 34 "Indian Religion, Life, and Origins," 1 item
1 35 "Southwest Indians," 1 item
Sixteen-page typescript.
1 36 Variant lecture on Southwest Indians, 1 item
Sixteen-page typescript.
1 37 "Reminiscences," 1 item
Ten-page typescript.
1 38 "Decline of the Indian Population," 1 item
1 39 "Photography in the Field," 1 item
1 40 "Curtis's Business Practices," 1 item
Three-page typescript.
1 41 "Northwest Indians," 11 Leaves
Typescript materials for lectures or writings on various topics.
1 42 Miscellaneous lecture additions, 5 Leaves
1 43 Miscellaneous lecture excerpts, 3 Leaves


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