Austin W. Curtis papers, 1896-1971.

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Curtis, Austin W., 1911-. Austin W. Curtis papers, 1896-1971.

Austin W. Curtis papers, 1896-1971.

Correspondence and other papers of G.W. Carver relating primarily to experiments with soil improvement and the discovery of new applications for the peanut and other Southern agricultural products; newspaper clippings and memos relating to Curtis' campaign for Congress in 1958 and his work with Carver; and photographs. Correspondents include: Mary McLeod Bethune, Ambrose Caliver, Frank P. Chisholm, Herbert W. Collingwood, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, W.E.B. DuBois, James B. Dudley. Franklin S. Earle, Bibb Graves, John Hamilton, John H. Kellogg, Warner J. Morse, Robert R. Moton, the National Pecan Growers Exchange, Julius Rosenwald, William J. Spillman, Jesse O. Thomas, Mrs. Booker T. Washington, Walter F. White, and James Wilson.

2 linear ft., 1 v. [outsize], and 1 oversize folder.

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