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Collection Number: 04944-z

Collection Title: Lyman A. Cotten (1909-1991) Papers, 1927-1995

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Size About 110 items
Abstract Lyman A. Cotten (1909-1991) taught English literature at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., from 1940 to 1974. The collection includes correspondence, guest lists and party plans, printed poetry by Kathleen Conyngham Greene and Richard Lloyd-Jones, a directory of the Order of the Gimghoul, notes on literature, and photographs belonging to Lyman A. Cotten (1909-1991). Included in the correspondence is a carbon copy of a long letter dated 23 March 1956 from Lyman Cotten's brother John Henderson Cotten to his mother Elizabeth Henderson Cotten (1875-1975) describing his visit to a family in Takehara, Japan, including a stop at Hiroshima, Japan. Also included are a cassette tape, a film, and several audiotapes, some containing talks by others about various writers.
Creator Cotten, Lyman A., 1909-1991.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
RESTRICTED: Use of audio materials will require sufficient advance time for staff to prepare listening copies (if possible; tapes are somewhat deteriorated). Film cannot be made available at this time.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Carol Melton in February (Acc. 98024) and October (Acc. 98226) 1998.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Lyman A. Cotten (1909-1991) taught English literature at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., from 1940 to 1974. He received the A. B. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1936 and the Ph.D. from Yale University in 1941. He was the son of U.S. Navy Captain Lyman A. Cotten (1874-1926) and Elizabeth Brownrigg Henderson Cotten (1875-1975) and the husband of Patricia White Cotten.

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Correspondence, guest lists and party plans, printed poetry by Kathleen Conyngham Greene and Richard Lloyd-Jones, a 1993 directory of the Order of the Gimghoul at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, notes on literature, and photographs belonging to Lyman A. Cotten (1909-1991). Included in the correspondence is a carbon copy of a long letter dated 23 March 1956 from Lyman Cotten's brother, John Henderson Cotten, to his mother, Elizabeth Henderson Cotten, describing his visit to a family in Takehara, Japan, including a stop at Hiroshima, Japan. The folder of pictures includes slides of gardens and purchased photographs of European buildings and figures from various cultures in traditional dress. Also included are a cassette tape, a film, and several audiotapes, some containing talks by others about various writers.

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Contents list

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About 110 items.

Correspondence, guest lists and party plans, printed poetry by Kathleen Conyngham Greene and Richard Lloyd-Jones, a 1993 directory of the Order of the Gimghoul at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, notes on literature, and photographs belonging to Lyman A. Cotten (1909-1991). Included in the correspondence is a carbon copy of a long letter dated 23 March 1956 from Lyman Cotten's brother, John Henderson Cotten, to his mother, Elizabeth Henderson Cotten, describing his visit to a family in Takehara, Japan, including a stop at Hiroshima, Japan. The folder of pictures includes slides of gardens and purchased photographs of European buildings and figures from various cultures in traditional dress. Also included are a cassette tape, a film, and several audiotapes, some containing talks by others about various writers.

Note that the cassette, film, and audiotapes are somewhat deteriorated. Their use is subject to the feasibility of making listening copies. Note that information from original labels is used in the descriptions below.

Audiocassette C-4944/1

C. D. Spangler address, 18 April 1986, Faculty Council, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." C-4944/1

Film F-4944/1

Unknown subject and date #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." F-4944/1

Audiotape T-4944/1

"Tape recording made from early Edison phonograph record," undated #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." T-4944/1

Audiotape T-4944/2

"Talk by Sir Charles Tennyson on Lord Tennyson's method of reading verse," undated #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." T-4944/2

Audiotape T-4944/3

"Sir Charles Tennyson at DePauw," undated #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." T-4944/3

Audiotape T-4944/4

"Recollections of the poet's household by Edith Thompson," undated #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." T-4944/4

Audiotape T-4944/5

Unknown subject and date #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." T-4944/5

Folder 1

Correspondence #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." Folder 1

Folder 2

Printed material #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." Folder 2

Folder 3

Notes on literature #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." Folder 3

Folder 4

Guest lists and party plans #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." Folder 4

Folder 5

Address book #04944-z, Series: "Papers, 1927-1995." Folder 5

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Items separated include P-4944, C-4944, F-4944, T-4944.

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