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Finding aid of the Robert S. Curry Personal Papers and Photographic Materials
MS.1277  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Contents
  • Other Finding Aids

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert S. Curry Personal Papers and Photographic Materials
    Dates: 1974-1994
    Collection number: MS.1277
    Creator: Curry, Robert S.
    Creator: Southwest Museum of the American Indian
    Collection Size: 4 Hollinger boxes 11 binder boxes
    Repository: Autry National Center. Institute for the Study of the American West
    Los Angeles, CA 90065
    Abstract: The materials predominately consist of color slides taken during Robert S. Curry's travels to Mayan cities, California, and the Southwest.
    Physical location: Braun Research Library
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/research_application.php or contact library staff at (323).221-2164.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Braun Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item identification] Robert S. Curry Personal Papers and Photographic Materials, MS.1277. Braun Research Library, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were donated to the Braun Research Library by the Robert S. Curry estate in 2006.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Liza Posas, 2008.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Robert S. Curry volunteered for the Southwest Museum's Anthropological Department for 15 years. He worked with Dr. Kathleen Whitaker, former SWM curator, on her publication Southwest Textiles: Weavings of the Navajo and Pueblo. His personal research interests included ledger art and winter counts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The materials predominately consist of color slides taken during Robert S. Curry's travels to Mayan cities, California and the Southwest. Other photographic material includes color photographs and 35 mm negative strips and rolls. Personal papers consist of Curry's manuscripts, research materials and notes, and journal writings that pertain to the Lakota Winter Count and Hopi culture.

    Arrangement

    Materials are divided into two series separated by type of material: Series I. Personal Papers and Manuscripts, and Series II. Photographic Material. Series II is further divided into subseries by medium. All levels are arranged alphabetically by subject or geographic location and then chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Curry, Robert S.
    Tawahongva, Duane.
    Southwest Museum of the American Indian (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    California--Descrption and travel--Pictorial works.
    Guatemala--Description and travel--Pictorial works.
    Mexico--Description and travel--Pictorial works.

    Contents

    Series I: Personal papers and manuscripts on Hopi and Lakota cultures Series II: Photographic Material Sub-series I: Negative rolls, 35 mm Travel to Guatemala, Mexico, and United States, 1976-1985 Unidentified people and groups [no date] Sub-series II: Photographs Native American objects and art by Duane Tawahongva, 1990-1994 Travel in the United States, 1994 Unidentified people and groups [no date] Sub-series III: 35 mm slides Unidentified locations and people (possibly family), [no date] Duane Tawahongva artwork, 1990-1994. Lakota, 1991 Pow Wow, 1977-78 Unidentified group, 1980 Travel to Europe, Mesoamerican Ruins, Mexico and the U.S., 1974-1991

    Other Finding Aids

    More detailed inventory and description of materials are in Microsoft Excel file. A copy of the file can be provided to researchers upon request.