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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.B. Materials related to the Curtis Picture Musicale (The Story of the Vanishing Race), 1911-1912 41 items
Included here are prospectuses, announcements, publicity materials, and programs for the Curtis Picture Musicale as well as Henry F. Gilbert's complete score for the musicale and related music by Gilbert. This elaborate multimedia production began with an orchestral prelude composed by Gilbert. Curtis's lecture was accompanied by both hand-colored lantern slides and motion pictures, and by an orchestral number composed by Gilbert for each segment.
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1 44 Prospectus for the 1911-1912 season of The Story of the Vanishing Race, 1911 1 item
1 45 Announcements for shows in New York and Seattle, 1911-1912 5 items
1 46 Programs, 1911-1912 2 items
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3-4 Score for The Story of the Vanishing Race, 1911 14 items
Individual instrumental parts for the score comprising 21 individually titled numbers including the prelude.
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3 1 Piano 20 items
Lacks number 18, "Woman Dancer with Skulls."
3 2 First violin 20 items
Includes two or three copies of many of the numbers, written in different hands. Lacks number 19, "Canoe Paddling."
3 3 Second violin 20 items
3 4 Viola 20 items
Lacks number 18, "Woman Dancer with Skulls."
3 5 Cello 21 items
3 6 Bass 21 items
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4 1 Flute 20 items
Lacks number 18, "Woman Dancer with Skulls."
4 2 Clarinet 21 items
4 3 Fagotto 20 items
Lacks number 18, "Woman Dancer with Skulls."
4 4 Cornet 21 items
4 5 Horns in F 20 items
Lacks number 18, "Woman Dancer with Skulls."
4 6 Trombone 20 items
Lacks number 18, "Woman Dancer with Skulls."
4 7 Timpani 15 items
Lacks numbers 1-"Prelude"; 2-"Snake Dance"; 7-"Signal Fire to the Mountain God"; 15-"Offering the Skulls"; 16-"Waghli Dancing"; and 18-"Woman Dancer with Skulls."
4 8 Indian drum 3 items
Includes only numbers 1, 14, 16.
4 9-13 Related music, undated 11 items
Sheet music and lecture notes mostly concerning peyote cult ceremonies.
4 9 Opening song 2 items
Includes one sheet of music and one page of typescript lecture notes with a transcription of the words to the song.
4 10 Water song 2 items
Includes one sheet of music and three pages of typescript lecture notes on the peyote cult with a transcription of the words to the song.
4 11 Midnight song 2 items
Includes one sheet of music and a one-page typed transcription of the words to the song.
4 12 Morning or Quitting song 2 items
Includes one sheet of music and a one-page typed transcription of the words to the song.
4 13 Stomp Dance and Forty-nine Dance 3 items
Includes two sheets of music entitled "First Stomp Dance Song" and "Second Stomp Dance Song" and nine pages of typescript lecture notes with the vocales for both dances.
4 14 Henry F. Gilbert, Indian Scenes: Five Pieces for the Pianoforte, 1912 1 item
Sheet music by Gilbert from the incidental music to The Story of the Vanishing Race.
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8** 4 Frieze depicting mounted Indian warriors, approximately 1911 1 item
Ink drawing for the program.
8** 4 Poster for Curtis Picture Musicale, 1911 1 item
8** 4 "E. S. Curtis and his Indian Picture-Opera A Vanishing Race AchieveTriumph, approximately 1912 2 items
Publicity broadside of reviews of the 1911 season prepared for the projected 1912-1913 season.


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