I suspect what's left of the Curtis cylinder collection is at Indiana
University, unless some have landed in the Folklife Collection at LoC.
Curtis' effects have shown up in various places, though
mainly in California. I suspect that he donated the cylinders during his
lifetime. However, that collection is one of IU's preservation poster
children. It has fallen prey to chemical decomposition
and I can't say how much of it is still conservable. Perhaps someone on
this list who is closer to the collection could report.
Uncle Dave Lewis
On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM, Chris Bishop <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Edward Curtis, best known as a photographer of native Americans "made over
> 10,000 wax cylinder recordings of Indian language and music" according to
> Wikipedia. Do these recordings survive, and are any available to the
> public, or, more conveniently, online?
> Chris Bishop