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Mina Curtiss Collection

Call Number: MS 1206
Scope and Contents

The original accession consists of original and typed copies of letters sent home by American servicemen from various training camps in the United States and from overseas campaigns during World War II, many of which Mina Curtiss used for her 1944 book, Letters Home. The addition consists of Henry T. Curtiss papers and photographs. There are a diary and book relating to Curtiss's 1910 trip to Europe on the S.S. Arabic, which included stops in the British Isles, Holland, Germany, Venice, Scutari and Dalmatia; a volume of letters and photographs sent by members of the Scroll and Key Society to one another from 1920-1923, with reminiscences about Curtiss after his death in 1928; and eight large photographs of Curtiss alone and with friends, circa 1910.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Mina Curtiss has been transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact

Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mina Curtiss. Gift of Lincoln Kirstein and the Estate of George Kirstein, 1986.


The papers are arranged by accession.

1.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Related Names
Curtiss, Mina Kirstein, 1896-1985
Language of Materials