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John Cottingham Curry papers

Identifier: MSS-0387

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1916-1971


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Biographical / Historical

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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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.


Gift of John Cottingham Curry


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John Cottingham Curry papers
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266