COTTINGHAM (CLAYBROOK C.) PAPERS

Mss. 2686

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

199 items

Geographic locations.

Pineville, Louisiana; Ruston, La.

Inclusive dates.

1860-1963

Bulk dates.

1907-1956

Language.

English

Summary.

Collection contains manuscripts of numerous speeches on topics related to education and religion, and extensive correspondence concerning Cottingham’s election to a Directorship of Rotary International.

Restrictions on access.

No restrictions. If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Claybrook C. Cottingham Papers, Mss. 2686, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

6:40-41; OS:C

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Claybrook C. Cottingham (1881-1949) was an educator and Baptist layman of Louisiana. He was president of Louisiana College (1910-1941) and of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (1941-1949). He served as director of Rotary International.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains manuscripts of numerous speeches on topics related to education and religion and extensive correspondence concerning Cottingham's election as director of Rotary International. Photographs of Mt. Lebanon College and Louisiana College buildings and students are included.

Manuscript volumes include a notebook of Cottingham containing his writings (1914) and five scrapbooks (1923-1963) containing clippings and memorabilia. Printed items include pamphlets and clippings related to Louisiana College; issues of The Pine Knot (1913-1937), the Louisiana College yearbook; and a copy of the minutes of the Baptist State Convention (1860).

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

Baptists--Louisiana.

1860; 1910-1949

Papers concerning Louisiana College, its history, and in particular the career of Claybrook C. Cottingham, its President during 1910-1941; also containing minutes of the Baptist State Convention of 1860.

Education, Higher--Louisiana.

1910-1949

Papers of Claybrook C. Cottingham, President of Louisiana College, Pineville, 1910-1941, and of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Ruston (1910-1949); correspondence relating to radio talks and discussions on educational issues (1948).

Louisiana College.

1910-1949; 1956

Papers, photographs and yearbooks of the President of Louisiana College, 1910-1941.

Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.

1941-1949

Papers of the President of “Louisiana Tech”, 1941-1949.

Photographic prints.

1907; ca. 1911; undated

Several pictures of Louisiana College, of Louisiana College ministerial students, and faculty and student body.

Rotary International.

1930

Correspondence of Claybrook C. Cottingham of Pineville, La. relating to his nomination to the Board of Directors of Rotary International.

Speeches.

1907-1949

Handwritten and typed manuscripts of speeches on various topics, related to education, citizenship and religion.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack Location

Box

Folders

Contents

6:40

1

1-3

Correspondence, 1912-1952

4-7

Speeches, Jan. 21, 1914-Sept. 2, 1948, undated

8

Miscellaneous Personal Papers, undated

9

Louisiana College Printed Items, 1951, 1955, 1961.

10

Louisiana College Golden Anniversary Celebration Printed materials, Oct. 2, 1956.

11

Louisiana College Golden Anniversary Celebration Newspaper Clippings, Sept. 27, 1956-Nov. 8, 1958, undated

12

Louisiana College Newspaper Clippings, 1957.

13

Notebook, 1914.

14

The Pine Knot, 1913.

15

The Pine Knot, 1914.

16

The Pine Knot, 1915.

17

The Messenger, 1918.

18

The Pine Knot, 1919.

19

The Pine Knot, 1920.

20

The Pine Knot, 1922.

21

The Pine Knot, 1928.

22

The Pine Knot, 1929.

23

The Pine Knot, 1930.

24

The Pine Knot, 1937.

25

Photograph of Mt. Lebanon College, undated

26

Photographs of Louisiana College, 1907, undated

27

Baptist State Convention Minutes, 1860.

OS:C

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28

Photograph of Louisiana College, undated

29

Photographs of Louisiana College ministerial students, ca. 1911; of Louisiana College faculty and student body (Cottingham indicated), undated

30

Newspapers and newspaper clippings, Jan. 20, 1922-Nov. 1, 1962.

6:41

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31

Vol.1, Scrapbook, 1923-1963.

32

Vol.2, Scrapbook, 1925-1949.

33

Vol.3, Scrapbook, 1927-1948.

34

Vol.4, Scrapbook, 1941-1960.

35

Vol.5, Scrapbook, 1944-1963.