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Curtis, William J. (1936-)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1936-

Biography

William J. Curtis (1936-) is an author and historian in Independence, Missouri.

William J. Curtis was born in July 1936. William and his wife, Annette Wegner Curtis, work as historians in Independence, Missouri, focusing on African Americana and Latter-day Saint church history. William has authored and co-authored several books and other publications on African American history and family history resources in Missouri.

Citation:
UPB files, accessed September 22, 2023 (born July 1936; works as historian in Independence, Missouri, focusing on Latter-day Saint church history)

Worldcat, via www, accessed September 22, 2023 (William J. Curtis; authored and co-authored several books and other publications on family history resources in Missouri)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis collection of African Americana and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints historical materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 6223
Scope and Contents This collection contains items such as letters, photographs, paintings, sketches, pamphlets, deeds, newspapers, stamps, coins, books, and other materials related to African American people's history in the 19th and 20th century, particularly relating to Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver. This collection also contains photographs, articles, programs, pamphlets, and other items concerning religious, particularly Latter-day Saint, history. The materials were collected by white...
Dates: 1833-2008

William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis collection of African Americana, 1833-approximately 1998

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6223 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Letters, maps, advertisements, newspapers, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, paintings, and other papers concerning African American history. Also contains photographs, sketches, letters, pamphlets, memorial coins, and other items concerning prominent African American figures such as George W. Carver, Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass. The materials were collected by white historians William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis. Dated 1833 to approximately 1998.

Dates: 1833-approximately 1998

William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis collection on African American artwork, approximately 1970-approximately 1998

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6223 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Contains certificate of authenticity for "'Harriet' Underground Railroad," by James Huff; a Huff Art Studio catalog and business card; and a brochure for the Savery Art Gallery. Also contains the print titled "'Harriet' the Underground Railroad" by James Huff, and "Female Buffalo Soldier (The Untold Story)" by William Jennings. Dated approximately 1970 to approximately 1998.

Dates: approximately 1970-approximately 1998

William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis collection on African American people, 1833-1981

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6223 Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents

Collection documenting the lives of 19th and 20th century African American people, including photographs, letters, land deeds, clippings, and ephemera. Dated 1833 to 1981.

Dates: 1833-1981

William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis collection on Booker T. Washington, 1895-1956

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6223 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Postcard, letters, photograph, pamphlets, memorial coin, stamps, and broadside related to Booker T. Washington, dated 1895 to 1956.

Dates: 1895-1956

William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis collection on George Washington Carver, 1918-1951

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6223 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Recipes and a bulletin published by George Washington Carver, his personal letters, photographs, a memorial coin, and a program for his burial service, dated 1918 to 1951.

Dates: 1918-1951

William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis collection on the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1833-2008

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6223 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Materials include photographs, articles, programs, pamphlets, and other items concerning Christianity, particularly Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, history. Materials collected or created by William J. Curtis and Annette Wegner Curtis. Dated approximately 1833 to 2008.

Dates: 1833-2008

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 7
Collection 1
 
Subject
African Americans -- History -- 19th century 7
Civil Rights -- United States -- History 7
Photographs 7
African Americans 6
African Americans -- History -- 20th century 6