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Robert S. Curry Personal Papers and Photographic Materials
MS.1277  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert S. Curry Personal Papers and Photographic Materials
    Dates: 1974-1994
    Collection Number: MS.1277
    Creator/Collector: Curry, Robert S. Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Extent: 0.5 linear feet of textual materials, 3874 color slides, 267 photographs, 1 photo album, 1 box of negatives (4 Hollinger boxes, 11 three-ring binder boxes)
    Repository: Autry National Center
    Abstract: Robert S. Curry volunteered for the Southwest Museum's Anthropological Department for 15 years. The materials predominately consist of color slides taken during Robert S. Curry's travels.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please click above link or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert S. Curry Personal Papers and Photographic Materials. Autry National Center

    Acquisition Information

    Braun Research Library Collection, donated by the Robert S. Curry estate in 2006.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Robert S. Curry volunteered for the Southwest Museum's Anthropological Department for 15 years. He worked with Dr. Kathleen Whitaker, former SWM curator, on her publication Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Navajo and Pueblo. His personal research interests included ledger art and winter counts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The materials predominately consist of color slides taken during Robert S. Curry's travels to Mayan cities, California, and the Southwest. Other photographic material includes color photographs and 35 mm negative strips and rolls. Personal papers consist of Curry's manuscripts, research materials and notes, and journal writings that pertain to the Lakota Winter Count and Hopi culture. Series I: Personal papers and manuscripts on Hopi and Lakota cultures Series II: Photographic Material Sub-series I: Negative rolls, 35 mm Travel to Guatemala, Mexico, and United States, 1976-1985 Unidentified people and groups [no date] Sub-series II: Photographs Native American objects and art by Duane Tawahongva, 1990-1994 Travel in the United States, 1994 Unidentified people and groups [no date] Sub-series III: 35 mm slides Unidentified locations and people (possibly family), [no date] Duane Tawahongva artwork, 1990-1994. Lakota, 1991 Pow Wow, 1977-78 Unidentified group, 1980 Travel to Europe, Mesoamerican Ruins, Mexico and the U.S., 1974-1991 Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Indexing Terms

    Winter Counts
    Winter -- Great Plains -- Folklore
    Hopi Indians -- Social life and customs
    Curry, Robert S.
    Tawahongva, Duane
    Southwest Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    California -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
    Guatemala -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
    Mexico -- Description and travel -- Pictorial works
    Slides
    Photographs
    Negatives
    Manuscripts
    Journals