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William and Annette Curtis collection of African American items, 1895-1981

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6223 Series 1

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.

Dates

  • 1895-1981

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.

Biographical History

From the Collection: 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.

Extent

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.)

Language

English