William and Annette Curtis collection of African American items, 1895-1981
Scope and Contents
Letters, map, advertisements, newspapers, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, painting, and other papers concerning African American history. Also contains photographs, sketches, letters, pamphlets, memorial coins, and other items concerning very prominent African American figures such as George W. Carver, Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglas.
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.
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.
From the Collection: 1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
From the Collection: 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
From the Collection: 1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.)
From the Collection: 3 folders (0.6 linear ft.)
Other Finding Aids
More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.
- African Americans -- History -- 19th century
- African Americans -- History -- 20th century
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
- Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Missouri
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Hawaii--History
- Civil Rights -- United States -- History
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Social Classes -- United States -- History
- Tuskegee Institute
- Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915