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Finding Aid to the Edward S. Curtis Collection MS.647
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Description
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) spent many years photographing, writing about, and recording the songs of Native Americans. This collection contains original manuscripts and photocopies of manuscripts by Edward Curtis regarding his studies and his photo book series North American Indian. Original manuscripts include a lecture on Native American religion, an annotated list of items in Curtis' artifact collection and a synopsis of the list as it could be used in the North American Indian series, and a circa 1910 annotated catalogue of photographs for the North American Indian publication, including descriptions of photographs that do not appear in the publication. The collection also includes photocopies made in 1986 of materials from 1911-1962.
Background
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) spent many years photographing, writing about, and recording the songs of Native Americans. His work was finally realized in 20 encyclopedic volumes entitled The North American Indian, published between 1907 and 1930.
Extent
2.5 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.