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William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and LDS Church history materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6223
This collection contains items such as letters, photographs, paintings, sketches, pamphlets, deeds, newspapers, stamps, coins, books, and other materials dealing with African American history in the 19th and 20th century. The collection especially deals with materials of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. This collection also contains photographs, articles, programs, pamphlets, and other items concerning religious, particularly LDS, history. Collection spans from circa 1833-2000.

Dates

  • approximately 1833-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and church history materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)

3 folders (0.6 linear ft.)

Overview

This collection contains items dealing with African American history in the 19th and 20th century. The collection especially deals with materials of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. This collection also contains items concerning religious, particularly LDS, history. Collection spans from approximately 1833-1981.

Biographical History

William Curtis was born in July 1936, and his wife, Annette Wegner Curtis was born in 1938. Together, they work as historians in Independence, Missouri, and mainly focus on African Americana and Mormon church history. They have each published several books.

Other Finding Aids

More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.

Custodial History

Donated by William and Annette Curtis in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; William and Annette Curtis; 2009.

Appraisal

Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Separated Materials

Some books that were donated with the collection were separated. List available in case file.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa Cowles and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, and John Murphy, curator.
Title
Register of William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and church history materials
Status
completed
Author
Melissa Cowles, Elizabeth Ballif, and Anne Wiederhold student manuscript processors, and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States