The Ann Curry collection consists of memorabilia, printed material, professional material, research material, legal material, and photographs, as well as an extensive collection of video recordings, in a variety of formats, directly related to Curry’s career.
Memorabilia consists of several awards including the Harry Chaplain Media Award; a Lifetime Achievement Award from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; a Doctor of Humane Letters from Bowling Green College; a Distinguished Leadership Award from Fairfield University; AAJA National Journalism Award (2000, 2003); Outstanding Young Alumna Award from University of Oregon; and many others.
Printed material includes posters, news clippings, magazines and booklets regarding Curry.
Professional material includes subject files, contact sheets, memos, press releases, travel itineraries, and interview questions.
Correspondence includes personal and professional correspondence dating from 1999 to 2011. Notable correspondents include Katie Couric, Sheryl Crow, Sue Myrick, and Denise Rich.
Research material includes several interviews, reports, notes, and correspondence with sources dated 1997 to 2006.
Legal material includes travel approval for the Republic of Chad and Curry’s visa information.
Manuscripts include interview transcripts and teleplay scripts along with an essay about Curry. Notable interview subjects include Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan, Laura Bush, Angelina Jolie, Burmese leader Aung SanSuu Kyi, and Billy Bob Thorton.
Video material includes cassette tapes dating from 1997 to 2006. They primarily consist of Curry’s segments from the Today show on NBC, but also include special events such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (2001) and Christmas in Rockefeller Center (2000 and 2001). Also included are Curry’s series on breast cancer (2001); her coverage of the tsunami in Japan (2005); her piece on Darfur; a series on an orphanage in Botswana, as well as several interviews. Notable interview subjects include Texas Governor Ann Richards (2002), Lance Armstrong (2003), Laura Bush (2005), and Pakistan’s President General Pervez Musharraf (2005).