Collection 45 - Edward Sheriff Curtis collection

Finding aid - Edward Sheriff Curtis collection

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Edward Sheriff Curtis collection

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45

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  • Copied [ca. 197-?] (originally created 1897 - 1930) (Collection)

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ca. 900 photographs

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Custodial history

In 1973, with the imminent opening of the new Museum of Anthropology, there was a lot of interest in expanding MOA’s collection of photographs for internal study by the Museum staff. This possibly was when the Curtis slides, photographs and negatives were copied from the UBC Library, Special Collections Division, for research purposes at the Museum. Over the years portions of the collection have been in the custody of various MOA staff. It is unclear is when they were brought to the Archives.

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The collection consists of slides, photographs and negatives, all copies of Curtis’s most extensive work, “The North American Indian.”

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The archivist has maintained the original order of the master slides.

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Consult archivist for details.

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Finding aids

See attached pdf document for a list with slide numbers and the events they correspond to (slide index).

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Physical description

Physical description: Includes 600 photographs : b&w slides, 154 photographs, 111 photographs : b&w negatives

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Public domain

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Copied from MemoryBC by Katie Ferrante on 18 November 2015.
Finding aid/slide list attached December 8, 2015.

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