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William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and LDS Church history materials

William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and LDS Church history materials

Dates: approximately 1833-2000

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.

  • Extent: 3 folders (0.6 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (1.5 linear ft.). -- 1 carton (1 linear ft.). -- 1 half box (0.25 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Curtis, Annette Wegner. -- Curtis, William
  • Call Number: MSS 6223
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the 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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6223; William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and church history materials; 19th and 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6223, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by William and Annette Curtis in 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; William and Annette Curtis; 2009.
Separated Material
Some books that were donated with the collection were separated. List available in case file.
Other Finding Aids
More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.
Subject Terms
Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Hawaii--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Missouri; Tuskegee Institute; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; African Americans--History--19th century; African Americans--History--20th century; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Civil Rights--United States--History; Politics, Government, and Law; Social classes--United States--History
Genre / Form
Letters; Paintings; Pamphlets; Photographs; Sketches
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles and Elizabeth Ballif, student processors, and John Murphy, curator.
Appraisal Information
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).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6223
Finding Aid Title
Curtis (William and Annette) collection of African Americana and church history materials
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, Elizabeth Ballif, and Anne Wiederhold student manuscript processors, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-18T04:02-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

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.



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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
john_m_murphy@byu.edu