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John Cottingham Curry papers MSS.0387

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

February 2013
Collection Title:

John Cottingham Curry papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0387

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet

Dates:

1916-1971

Abstract:

Items from Curry's tenure at the University of Alabama, including season tickets for sporting events, invitations to social events and organizations, and a binder of correspondence relating to reunions of the University of Alabama class of 1916.

creator

Curry, John Cottingham, b. 1894

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of several items from Curry's tenure at the University of Alabama, among them season tickets for the Alabama baseball team's 1913, 1915, and 1916 seasons, and about twenty-eight invitations to social events and organizations. The larger portion of the collection is a bound collection of correspondence relating to reunions of the University of Alabama class of 1916, beginning with a commencement program, continuing through the earliest reunion in 1921, and concluding with the reunion of 1971. Curry seems to have been deeply involved in organizing the reunions (he was National Alumni Association Chairman in 1946-1947) and thus his scrapbook contains a great deal of correspondence between him and many of his classmates.

Preferred Citation:

John Cottingham Curry papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of John Cottingham Curry

Biographical/Historical note

Curry was born in Union Springs, Alabama, 20 September 1894. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1916 and had a long career in banking and politics, ultimately serving as Superintendent of Banks for the State of Alabama.

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None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Source(s)

Invitations (aat)

Letter books (aat)

Organizations (localbroad)

Sports, Recreation and Leisure (localbroad)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Alumni and alumnae. (lcsh)

University of Alabama--National Alumni Association (lcsh)

|x Social life and customs (lcsh)

UA Class of 1916 Binder Box 2646 Folder 387.01

Invitations, Tickets, etc. Box 2646 Folder 387.02