Record Details

Catalog Search

Electronic resources

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L039 (Text) 00000106295710 Manuscripts Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2.3 Cubic feet 5 manuscript boxes, 1 small oversize box

Content descriptions

General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2007 by Barbara Hilderbrand. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/03 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes correspondence, research, newspaper articles and drafts of speeches and articles from George S. Cottman in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1872 to 1937 regarding Indiana history, business and family business and articles by other writers concerning history.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
George S. Cottman papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
George Streibe Cottman was born on the square opposite the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 10, 1857 to John A. and Julia A. Wilkins Cottman; he was one of three children. The family moved to a farm in Beech Grove when he was young. From 1873-1877 he was an apprentice printer at the Indianapolis Sentinel, then returned to the farm and began writing. He married Vida C. Tibbott on July 5, 1900 in Irvington, Marion County, Indiana, and they had one son, Evans, born around 1902. He worked as a printer in Irvington, beginning in 1888, and also farmed. He was the founder and publisher of Indiana Quarterly Magazine of History in 1905, then the Indiana Historical Society assisted him with it from 1907 until 1913, when Indiana University became the publisher. He was the author of numerous articles and pamphlets on Indiana history and nature study, and of "A Centennial History and Handbook of Indiana" and "Indiana, Its History, Constitution and Present Government". He died May 18, 1941 at the home of his son in Madison, Indiana. "Cot[t]man, George [H]." 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/05/20."Cottman, George S." 1910 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/05/20."Cottman, George S." Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2015/05/20."Cottman, George S.". In Indiana Biographical Series, v.9, pp.4-5. Print. "Cottman, George Streibe". (1949) In Indiana Authors and their books, 1816-1916: biographical sketches of authors who published during the first century of Indiana statehood, with lists of their books. (pp. 72-73). Crawfordsville, IN: Wabash College. Print. ISLI 16.810 B291I"Cottman, George Streibe". In Indiana Biographical Series, v.4, pp.74-75. Print.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from George S. Cottman on 1934-1937, the Cottman estate 1941/06/05 and Maurice Thompson on 1950/01.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Bolton, Sarah.
Campbell, John (John T.)
Dye, Charity.
Esarey, Logan, 1874-1942.
Howard, T. A.
Julian, George Washington, 1817-1899.
Lanier, J. F. D. (James Franklin Doughty), 1800-1881.
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881.
Lind, Jenny, 1820-1887.
Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911.
Parker, Benjamin S. (Benjamin Strattan), 1833-1911.
Pułaski, Kazimierz, 1747-1779.
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916.
American Secular Union and Freethought Federation (Ind.)
Ball State University.
Indiana Federation of Art Clubs.
Indiana Historical Society.
Indiana State Library.
Nature Study Club of Indiana (Noblesville, Ind.)
Yankee Robinson Coliseum.
Agriculture > Indiana.
Authors, American > Indiana > 19th century.
Authors, American > Indiana > 20th century.
Forests and forestry > Indiana.
Floods > Indiana > History.
Indians of North America > Indiana > 19th century.
Indiana > Politics and government > 19th century.
Indiana > Politics and government > 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918.
Hamilton County (Ind.)
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Jefferson County (Ind.)
Jeffersonville (Ind.)
Madison (Ind.)
Madison County (Ind.)
Marion County (Ind.)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre: Clippings.
Albums (Books)

Additional Resources