Edward Peck Curtis Papers

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Edward Peck Curtis Papers
Creator: Curtis, Edward Peck, 1897-1987
Call Number: D.84
Dates: 1919-1975
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Edward Peck Curtis Papers
Creator: Curtis, Edward Peck, 1897-1987
Call Number: D.84
Dates: 1919-1975
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Edward Peck Curtis (born 1897), was a Rochester business executive who served as a pilot in World War I and on the European staff of the strategic air force during World War II. In 1956-1957 he was a special assistant for aviation facilities planning in the Eisenhower Administration.

Scope and Content
Included in his Papers are a diary (a microfilm of this diary is kept with the diary) he kept in 1919-1920 while Secretary to John A. Gade, United States Commissioner to the Baltic Provinces; material relating to his service in World War II; the typescripts of a number of his speeches; and correspondence, including over forty letters, 1945-1967, from Dwight David Eisenhower.

Subject(s):
World War (1939-1945)
Aeronautics
Correspondence
Diaries
Speeches
Curtis, Edward Peck, 1897-1987
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Diplomats
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Papers were a gift of Mr. Curtis, January 1976 and April 1977. In December 1983, Mr. Curtis gave the clippings relating to his career, 1930s to 1960s, which are found in Box 2. In July 1986, Edward Peck Curtis, Jr. gave the 1962 vita of his father and the contents list of the film biography of his father done by the Rochester Museum and Science Center in 1977. They are in Box 1.Access
The Edward Peck Curtis Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Edward Peck Curtis Papers, D.84, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
A printed interview with Mr. Curtis is available in the Department (call number F130.2 C8 H3 ). It is United States Air Force Oral History Program: Interview of Gen. Edward Peck Curtis by Dr. James C. Hasdorff.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Eisenhower-Curtis Correspondence, 1945-1957
September, 17, 1945
September 29, 1945
January 14, 1948
January 19, 1948
June 14, 1948
November 24, 1948
December 10, 1948
December 13, 1948
December 20, 1949
December 10, 1951
January 2, 1952
January 18, 1952
January 22, 1952
November 11, 1952
(*November 17, 1952)
December 31, 1952
February 2, 1955
February 18, 1955
March 25, 1955
March 22, 1955
April 6, 1955
February 10, 1956
February 13, 1956
March 1, 1956
December 15, 1956
December 20, 1956
December 28, 1956
January 9, 1957
May 2, 1957
May 14, 1957
May 6, 1957
June 14, 1957 (3 Letters)
September 12, 1957
September 14, 1957
December 31, 1957
Box 1, Folder 2Eisenhower-Curtis Correspondence, 1958-1967, undated
January 10, 1958
January 11, 1958
January 21, 1958
May 5, 1958
May 9, 1958
May 30, 1958
June 13,1958
July 31, 1958
October 16, 1958
October 18, 1958
March 3, 1959
April 6, 1959
March 17, 1960
March 29, 1960
May 2, 1960
May 14, 1960
May 16, 1960
September 14, 1960
June 16, 1961
December 22, 1961
December 27, 1961
June 20, 1962
June 30, 1962
August 15, 1962
November 23, 1962
December 20, 1962
March 27, 1963
April 10, 1963
May 21, 1963
October 3, 1963
June 20, 1967
July 28, 1967
Undated (photostat)
Box 1, Folder 3Other Correspondence, 1920-1959
November 25. 1920
March 12, 1943
November 1, 1944
November 4, 1944 (2 Letters)
December 14, 1944
January 29, 1945
June 21, 1945
September 4, 1945
September 29, 1945
January 6, 1945
January 20, 1945
March 8, 1945
March 10, 1945
May 13, 1945
July 23, 1945
September 6, 1945
September 23, 1950
January 13, 1958
April 21, 1959
Box 1, Folder 4Diary, October 18, 1919 - June 11, 1920
Includes diary on microfilm

Box 1, Folder 5"Baltic Provinces", 1919-1920
Box 1, Folder 6"Logging the General, To Neutrality and Back on Four Engines", October 6-11, 1944
18 Page Typescript with 4 Mounted Photographs

Box 1, Folder 7"For centuries..."
Typescript of Speech, 9 pages

Box 1, Folder 8"The Future of Air Power"
Typescript of Speech, 9 pages

Box 1, Folder 9"Only a little over..."
Typescript of Speech, 9 Pages

Box 1, Folder 10"Our Changing World"
Typescript of Speech, 4 Pages

Box 1, Folder 11"There has never been..."
Typescript of Speech, 11 Pages

Box 1, Folder 12"Tsars, Mandarins and Commissars"
Typescript of Speech, 13 Pages

Box 1, Folder 13"USA's Bomchef I Sverige" Cover Story Article on E.P. Curtis in Se Magazine, October 19-26,1944
Box 1, Folder 14"Joyeux Anniversaire" Program of Birthday Party for Baroness Bettina D'Erlanger
Box 1, Folder 15"Dinner given to Edward Peck Curtis", March 29, 1946
Menu and Guest List with Signatures of Guests

Box 1, Folder 16Program for S.A.R. Civic Medalist Citation to Edward Peck Curtis, November 16, 1963
Box 1, Folder 17Swedish Political Developments Report, No. 301, November 1, 1944
1 Page Mimeographed

Box 1, Folder 18"Ike Names Kodak's Curtis White House Aviation Aide" Newspaper Clipping, Rochester Times-Union, February 11, 1956
Box 1, Folder 19General Ted Curtis Tape Recording, October 7, 1975
Box 1, Folder 20Vita, 1962
Box 1, Folder 21Rochester Museum and Science Center, Film Biographical Interview of Curtis, Contents Listing, 1977
Box 2, Folder 1Clippings, etc., 1930s-1940s
Box 2, Folder 2Clippings, etc., 1950s
Box 2, Folder 3Clippings, etc., 1960s
Box 2, Folder 4Scrapbook: Clippings, etc., 1956-1957


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