Edward Curtis Manuscript: "The North American Indian"

1907-1930


Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Curtis Manuscript: "The North American Indian"
Dates: 1907-1930
Collection Number: GC 1143
Creator/Collector: Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Extent: 9 linear feet (Boxes: 21 legal)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Abstract: Curtis' original typewritten manuscript and research notes for his 20 volume "The North American Indian," published roughly one volume annually between 1907 and 1930 in a numbered edition of 500.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Preferred Citation

Edward Curtis Manuscript: "The North American Indian". Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Scope and Content of Collection

Curtis' original typewritten manuscript and research notes for his 20 volume "The North American Indian," published roughly one volume annually between 1907 and 1930 in a numbered edition of 500. Manuscripts were most likely to be printer's proofs. Included are vocabularies of various tribal languages. Box 21 contains transcripts of oral histories from members of various tribes.