Clarence Cottam papers

Clarence Cottam papers

Dates: 1924-1974

Correspondence, reports, articles, notes, minutes, essays, certificates, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Cottam's numerous professional activities while working im many capacities for the United States government and for Brigham Young University. The items largely deal with Cottam's work as an ecologist and as a conservationist.

  • Extent: 104 boxes (43.5 linear feet)
  • Creator: Cottam, Clarence, 1899
  • Call Number: MSS 1942
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Clarence Cottam papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1942; Clarence Cottam papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1942, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Rob and Bessie Welder; 1979.
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository.
Subject Terms
Conservationists--United States--History--Sources; Correspondence; Ecologists--United States--History--Sources; Material Types; Science; Science, Technology, and Health
Genre / Form
Articles; Certificates; Corporate minutes; Essays; Letters; Notes; Reports
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Cottam (Clarence) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T11:31-0600
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Biographical History

Mormon author, educator, ecologist, and conservationist. He died in 1974.

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