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Tom Curtis Accessions

Identifier: UPWC-17058

Scope and Contents

Reporter/writer Tom Curtis’s personal research and writing materials, 1959-2013. The majority of the articles within the collection were used for research for Curtis’s 1992 Rolling Stone article “Origin of AIDS”. The collection also includes articles written by Curtis for Texas Monthly, Rolling Stone, Houston Post, and others. A few of the materials were photocopied because the originals contained mildew on them from a hurricane. The folder titles preceding a semicolon reflect Curtis’s original descriptions.


  • 1959-2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws.


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Language of Materials


Metadata Rights Declarations

  • The descriptive data created for this finding aid is licensed under the CC0 Creative Commons license and is free for use without restriction.


Archival inventory of the journalistic career of Tom Curtis.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Geoff Leavenworth, 2017.

Guide to the Tom Curtis Accessions
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Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2023: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Alie Dowell

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA