William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and LDS Church history materials
Scope and Contents
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.
- approximately 1833-2000
- Curtis, Annette Wegner (Person)
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.
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.)
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.
Other Finding Aids
More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.
Donated by William and Annette Curtis in 2009.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; William and Annette Curtis; 2009.
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).
Some books that were donated with the collection were separated. List available in case file.
Processed; Melissa Cowles and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, and John Murphy, curator.
- 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
- Register of William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and church history materials
- Melissa Cowles, Elizabeth Ballif, and Anne Wiederhold student manuscript processors, and John Murphy, curator
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.