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

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Curtis (Edward S.) papers
Series III. Personal and professional papers, 1908-1978 27 items
Includes miscellaneous correspondence and personal documents, original artwork and photographs, posthumous articles about Curtis, and materials regarding the disposition of Curtis's manuscripts, recordings, and artifact collection.
Arranged chronologically.
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2 1 Letter from A. T. Sinclair, 8 May 1908 6 Leaves
Manuscript letter discussing tattooing throughout the world. With a typescript copy of the letter.
2 2 Mortgage and tax documents, 1911-1914 5 items
Documents related to real estate held by Curtis in Tulare County, California.
2 3 Correspondence with M. K. Sniffen, 1934-1937 9 letters (55 leaves)
Three letters from Curtis to Matthew K. Sniffen, secretary of the Indian Rights Association, and six letters from Sniffen to Curtis. Enclosures, headed "Documents Furnished by the Indian Rights Associations," comprise 53 pages of statements and testimony made by eleven individuals in May 1924 regarding affairs on the pueblos. Also included is a copy of a two-page letter from H. G. Gwinn to Sniffen (5 March 1931).
2 4 Transcripts of conferences on pueblo government, 10 April 1924 1 item
2 5 Portrait of E. S. Harriman, 1905 1 item
Curtis studio signature on mount.
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8** 6 Navajo design, undated 1 item
Hand-colored photograph [?].
8** 6 [Portrait of a Native American], approximately 1905 1 item
Hand-colored photograph [?]; signed by Curtis. Artwork for "The Zuni Governor," reproduced in Seattle Sunday Times; see box 8**, f. 2.
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2 6 Gordon Brown and R.L. Fraser, "Edward Curtis: Man of Mission to a Vanishing World," 1954 1 item
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8** 7 "The Monumental Works of Edward S. Curtis," 1954 1 item
Seattle Sunday Times, 21 June 1954: 4-5.
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2 7 Letters from June McNichol Metcalfe to Beth Curtis Magnuson, 1962 5 items
Three letters from Metcalfe to Curtis's daughter, Beth Curtis Magnuson, discussing the disposition of his manuscripts and recordings. Also included are a letter to Metcalfe from Norman R. Spinden with a copy of a Library of Congress press release concerning Edward Curtis's wax cylinder recordings and a copy of Metcalfe's reply to Spinden on the verso of a note typed to Magnuson.
2 8 Typescript of M. E. Magnuson interview, 1978 1 item
Fifty-eight page typescript of an interview conducted on 19 September 1978 by a Mr. Lee [?], G. Ray Hawkins, and Conrad Angone regarding M. E. Magnuson's collection of artifacts from the collection of Edward S. Curtis.

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