July 24, 2021

Primary Source Spotlight: Charles Curtis

Last Updated on February 2, 2021

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Politician Charles Curtis of Kansas was, as he liked to tell audiences, “one-eighth Kaw Indian and a one-hundred per cent Republican”.  He was a member of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, serving as Senate majority leader from 1924 until his inauguration as the 31st vice president in 1929.

Representative Curtis historical newspaper coverage through 1907

Curtis Act: H.R. 8581 An Act for the protection of the people of Indian Territory June 23, 1898

Curtis Act historical newspaper coverage

Senator Curtis primary source set

Senator Curtis historical newspaper coverage 1907-1929

Vice President Curtis primary source set

Vice President Curtis historical newspaper coverage 1928-1933

Charles Curtis photos

Charles Curtis historical newspaper coverage

Telegram from NAACP Acting Secretary Walter White to U.S. Vice President Charles Curtis concerning the confirmation of Judge John Parker, May 7, 1930

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