George S. Cottman Papers
L39, V437
1 mss. box, 1 vol.

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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, January 2007

Biographical Note:

George S. Cottman was a printer in Irvington, Marion County, Indiana. He was the founder and publisher of “Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History, the author of numerous articles and pamphlets on Indiana History and nature study, and the author of “A Centennial History and Handbook of Indiana.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains Cottman’s correspondence from other Indiana and Midwestern writers about his work and the “Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History.” Also included is his research on Indiana History, letters regarding the Western Association of Writers, drafts of speeches and articles and his work on the history of newspapers in Indiana. Also included is the work of Cottman’s father John Cottman, regarding the 19th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War and his farm near Beach Grove, Indiana.

Box and Folder Listing:

1 Box .

1.	Correspondence, 1857-1894
2.	Correspondence, 1895-1897
3.	Correspondence, 1898-1899
4.	Correspondence 1900-1906
5.	Correspondence, 1907-1914
6.	Correspondence, 1915-1921
7.	Correspondence, 1922-1926
8.	Correspondence 1927-1937
9.	Newspaper History
10	Newspaper History
11.	Newspaper History
12.	Yankee Robinson’s Coliseum
13.	Envelopes
14.	Library of Congress Cards
V437 Scrapbook

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 manuscript box (274 items), 1 volume

Collection Dates:



George Cottman, 1934-1937, 1941

Access: This collection is open for research.



Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

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