William and Annette Curtis collection of African American items

William and Annette Curtis collection of African American items

Dates: 1895-1981

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.

  • 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 Series 1
  • 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
William and Annette Curtis collection of African American items; MSS 6223; William and Annette Curtis collection of African Americana and LDS Church history materials; 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/
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
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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