Title and statement of responsibility area
Edward Sheriff Curtis collection
General material designation
- Graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on subject of collection
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Edition statement of responsibility
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
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Copied [ca. 197-?] (originally created 1897 - 1930) (Collection)
- Edward S. Curtis
Physical description area
ca. 900 photographs
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Archival description area
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.
Scope and content
The collection consists of slides, photographs and negatives, all copies of Curtis’ most extensive work, “The North American Indian.” The collection is divided into two series: slides and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
The archivist has maintained the original order of the master slides.
The archivist has maintained the original order of the master slides
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Restrictions on access
Consult archivist for details.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright is with the Curtis heir.
See attached pdf document for a list with slide numbers and the events they correspond to (slide index).
Further accruals are expected.
- ca. 660 slides
- 154 photographs
- 111 negatives all b&w and in varying sizes.
Master Slides, photographs and negatives have been sleeved in archives print preservers and filed in 3 ring binders
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- Edward S. Curtis (Subject)
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Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Arrangement and description by Charles Enyondo, September 12, 2000
Copied from MemoryBC by Katie Ferrante on 18 November 2015.
Finding aid/slide list attached December 8, 2015.