Image 12/16: Service on Museum Boards
Left to right Frederick Hodge, Mrs. Hodge, John P. Harrington, Leonora F. Curtin
The Curtins served on the boards of the Museum of New Mexico and the School of American Research as well as the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. Respected anthropologist, historian and editor, Frederick W. Hodge served as Mrs. Curtin’s mentor. The younger Leonora had been assisting John P. Harrington, Smithsonian linguist and anthropologist, in the recording and notation of Native American languages. Through Harrington, the two Leonoras developed an interest in Moorish influences on Spanish New Mexico.