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Henry P. Cottingham collection

Identifier: L037

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two of Henry P. Cottingham’s scrapbooks ranging from 1932 to 1971. The books contain commission certificates, photographs, various publications by the Department of Conservation, and Jasper-Pulaski Game Farm scenes and miscellaneous news releases.

There is also a third scrapbook (V007) created by Henry P. Cottingham containing photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings regarding the activities of the Indiana Department of Conservation ranging from 1927 to 1953. The collection includes programs and photographs from the August 30, 1951 dedication ceremonies of the Conservation Display Building at the Indiana State Fair, permits and licenses, and several Department of Conservation badges presumably worn by Cottingham during his career.


  • 1932-1971


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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 Note

Henry P. Cottingham was a native of Noblesville and director of the Indiaan Fish and Game Division of the Conservation Department. Cottingham was the Superintendent of Game for the Department of Conservation and had an extensive knowledge of game birds.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 volume)

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This collection includes two scrapbooks.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on 1975/12/10.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

V007: Henry P. Cottingham scrapbook

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Jessica Combs during September 2010.
Henry P. Cottingham collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.