M86-02 - E.E. CORDREY COLLECTION

Everett E.Cordrey was born in Chamois, Missouri on April 3, 1890.  He graduated from Chamois High School in 1906.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education from State Normal School, Warrensburg, Missouri in 1910 and 1911 respectively.  He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Chicago in 1913.  He taught three years in rural schools in Missouri and served one year as principal for a village school.  He taught science in Hot Springs High School in the 1912-13 school year.  The next year he taught household and applied chemistry at Little Rock High School.

He became a science instructor at Arkansas State Normal School in Conway in 1914 where he remained until his retirement in 1950.  At that time he was Dean of Instruction, Professor of Chemistry and Head of the Physical Science Department.  He sponsored Phi Sigma Phi, the Science Club, for thirty-four years.

The bulk of the collection consists mostly of class records with three ledgers containing minutes and records of the Science Club and the Crestomath Literary Society.

Tracings:  Colleges and Universities - Arkansas State Teachers College, Education, Everett E. Cordrey

 

Box 1

File 1 – Letters, Papers, Schedules, Commencement Programs, and Arkansas State Teachers Association Membership Cards

File 2 – Pamphlet by E.E. Cordrey, "Efforts To Improve Instruction In State Teachers College" and Other Pamphlets

File 3 – Ledger With Records and Minutes of Crestomath Literary Society, 1908-1909 and Letter From a Former Member Dated 1912

File 4 – Ledger With Records and Minutes of The Science Club of Arkansas State Teachers College, 1925-1929

File 5 – Ledger With Science Club Minutes, 1930-1931

File 6 – List of Equipment Checked Out to Chemistry Students of E.E. Cordrey, 1930's

File 7 – Notebooks With Student Data

File 8 – Class Rolls and Lecture Notes of E.E. Cordrey, 1930's

File 9 – Class Record Books of E.E. Cordrey, 1915-1919

File 10- Biographical:  Everett E. Cordrey:  A Professor's Story, by Louise Cordrey McCue

File 11- Materials relating to Clarence K. Streit (Undated)

End of Box 1

 

Box 2

File 1 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1920-1923

File 2 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1924-1926

File 3 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1927-1928

File 4 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1929

File 5 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1930-1934

File 6 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1935-1937

File 7 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1937-1939

File 8 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1940-1942

File 9 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1942-1944

End of Box 2

 

Box 3

File 1 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1944-1946

File 2 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1946-1947

File 3 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1947-1949

File 4 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, 1949-1950

File 5 – Student Record Books, E.E. Cordrey, Undated

File 6 – Student Record Books, Mrs. E.E. Cordrey, John G. Buchholz, H.L. Minton, John Baker Daffin and Terry T. Carter, 1915-1926

File 7 – Student Record Books, William A. Cordrey, J.B. Stevenson, Roy Boettler and M.J. McHenry, 1925-1930

File 8 – Student Record Books, Teacher Not Identified and Undated

Item 1 – Photos, Botany and Physics Class (1917), Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, Arkansas, student body listening to Coolidge; Inauguration (1925), Theophanian Literary Society (1919), Assemblies (1916-1918), Women's Dorm – Doyne Hall and Residents (c. 1918)

End of Box 3

 

Box 4

File 1 – E.E. Cordrey Scrapbook No. I concerning the career of E.E. Cordrey (early 1900’s to 1930)

File 2 – E.E. Cordrey Scrapbook No. II (1908, 1910, 1917, 1918, 1920’s – 1930’s, 1978)

File 3 – E.E. Cordrey Scrapbook No. III (1930’s to 1970’s)

File 4 – “Talks on Religion” by Everett E. Cordrey, Sunday School Lectures presented to college students in Conway, Arkansas, 3 copies compiled by Louise Cordrey-McCue (1928-1938)

File 5 – E.E. Cordrey’s handwritten notes on religion, used by daughter Louise Cordrey to write, “Talks on Religion” (undated)

File 6 – War Ration Books, qty. 7 (1940’s)

File 7 – Correspondences concerning brother William A. Cordrey (1945-1948)

File 8 – The Institute of Radio Engineers (1957-1959)

File 9 – Chemical Services Inc., Reynolds Metal Company, Chemical “dip” for coloring aluminum- a process developed by E.E. Cordrey- industrial chemist for an aluminum extrusion plant in Magnolia, Arkansas (1959-1960’s)

File 10- Correspondences, E.E. Cordrey – Electronic Service (1963-1964)

File 11- Museum of History and Technology at the U.S. National Museum Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, E.E. Cordrey’s donation listed on page 12 (1965)

File 12- Account of trips taken by E.E. Cordrey and 2nd wife Addie Beth (1959, 1961)

File 13- Correspondences with H.L. Minton about UCA History (1966-1980)

File 14- Personal Correspondences (1943-1970’s)

File 15- Alphabetical listings of songs and record lists (undated)

File 16- The Sea Dream of The Mississippi, a small book about 70 pages by Lily Peter (1973)

File 17- Photos

Envelope 1- E.E. Cordrey Science Building (Aug. 1958)

Envelope 2- Prof. E.E. Cordrey’s home on Bruce Street in Conway, Arkansas (c. 1933)

Envelope 3- Cordrey’s home, a friend, David in the lab, and E.E. Cordrey with Winthrop Rockefeller.

Envelope 4- The Richard McCue Family and other unidentified photos (1958)

Envelope 5- David McCue Family and others (1970’s)

Envelope 6- College students of Prof. Cordrey visit his farm in Lonoke County near Cabot (May 15, 1938)

Envelope 7- Student weekend at Prof. Cordrey’s farm in Lonoke County (Apr. 30, 1939)

Envelope 8- Alpha Sigma Tau outing at Prof. Cordrey’s farm in Lonoke County (May 7, 1939)

Envelope 9- ASTC class outing to Prof. Cordrey’s Farm (1938-1940)

Envelope 10- Student weekend on the farm of Prof. E.E. Cordrey in Lonoke (Apr. 28, 1940)

Envelope 11- Student weekend on farm of Prof. E.E. Cordrey (Apr. 13, 1946)

Envelope 12- Farm Scenes (1938, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1960)

Envelope 13- Farm Scenes, perhaps after Prof. Cordrey sold farm (c. 1959)

Envelope 14- Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas (1963-1964)

Envelope 15- E.E. Cordrey’s Camper Trailer in Magnolia, Ark. (1960’s)

File 18- “My 12 Years at The Training School”- A.S.T.C. grade 1 thru 12 by Louise Cordrey McCue- October 1979

End of Box 4

 

Box 5

File 1 - “Our Trip Out West” by E.E. Cordrey (Jul. 6, 1964 – Jul. 31, 1964)

Item 1 - Wyoming, E.E. Cordrey Library of Yellowstone National Park vacation (undated)

Item 2 - Arizona-Nevada, E.E. Cordrey Library of Hoover Dam-Lake Mead in Las Vegas, Petrified Forrest, Painted Desert, and the Grand Canyon sites (undated)

End of Box 5

 

Box 6

File 1 – Itinerary, address list, etc. for AARP / NRTA Travel Service’s European Trip (May 1965)

File 2 – “Our Trip to Europe” by E.E. Cordrey, 2 copies (spring 1965)

File 3 – Photos of European Tour (Mar. – May 1965)

File 4 – Miscellaneous post card type pictures of England and Italy Trip (spring 1965)

File 5 – Surprising Amsterdam by Arthur Frommer for Kim Royal Dutch Airlines (c. 1965)

File 6 – Holland gateway to Europe by Tourist Associations of the Western Netherlands (undated)

Item 1 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Britain I, A trip through Great Britain (undated)

Item 2 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Britain II, A trip inside Westminster and St. Pauls (undated)

Item 3 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Germany, slides of Heidelberg a famous castle along the Rhine River / Black Forest (undated)

Item 4 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to The Louvre, Masterpiece of Paintings and Literature (undated)

Item 5 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Rome (undated)

End of Box 6

 

Box 7

Item 1 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Florence, Italy (undated)

Item 2 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Rome-Vol. II, Vatican post card views and Rome post card views and notes (undated)

Item 3 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Paris and Versailles; slides, guide books, and pictures (undated)

Item 4 – E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Milan, Venice, Pisa, Monaco, Genoa, Verona, and Rapallo; slide lists, notes, guide literature, and pictures (undated)

Item 5 - E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Switzerland (undated)

End of Box 7

 

Box 8

File 1 – Alabama, USA and Belingrathe home in Mobile, (1974)

Envelope 1- postcards of Alabama

Envelope 2- postcards of Belingrathe home and garden tours (1974)

File 2 – Arizonia

File 3 – Arkansas USA

Envelope 1- Arkansas scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Arkansas scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- Arkansas scenes on postcards

Envelope 4- Arkansas scenes on postcards, specifically Hot Springs

Envelope 5- Arkansas scenes on postcards, specifically The Ozarks

Envelope 6- Miscellaneous Arkansas scenes

File 4 – California USA

Envelope 1- California scenes on postcards

Other items include; maps, picture of San Diego’s Wild Animal Park, and information on Death Valley.

File 5 – Canada

Envelope 1- Canada scenes on postcards

Other items include; a Canadian map, adventure booklet, and another booklet for Circle Tours from the Trans-Canada Highway

File 6 – Colorado USA

Envelope 1- Colorado scenes on postcards

Other items include; Mesa Verde map, Estes Park map, and Rocky Mountain National Park information

File 7 – District of Colombia USA

Envelope 1- Arlington and The National Cemetery

Envelope 2- Washington D.C. area scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- The Smithsonian Institution

Other items included are maps and general information regarding Washington D.C.

File 8 – Florida USA

Envelope 1- The Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami, Florida

Envelope 2- Florida scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- Everglades National Park scenes on postcards

Envelope 4- Edison’s Florida Home

Envelope 5- Disney World scenes on postcards

Envelope 6- Vizcaya and Garden scenes on postcards

Envelope 7- Florida duplicate scenes on postcards

Envelope 8- Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida scenes on postcards

Envelope 9- Cypress Gardens scenes on postcards

Envelope 10- Daytona Beach scenes on postcards

Envelope 11- Sanibel Island scenes on postcards

Envelope 12- Seminole Oaklee Indian Village scenes on postcards

Envelope 13- Silver Springs scenes on postcards

Envelope 14- Singing Tower scenes on postcards

Envelope 15- The Florida Keys scenes on postcards

Other item is a Greater Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-The Keys Guide Booklet

File 9 – Florida USA

Envelope 1- The Beach at Coconut Creek Park scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Florida Atlantic University scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- Fort Lauderdale scenes on postcards

Envelope 4- Hialeah Park scenes on postcards

Envelope 5- Kennedy Space Center in Florida scenes on postcards

Envelope 6- Key Colony Motel scenes on postcards

Envelope 7- Miami scenes on postcards

Envelope 8- Miami Beach scenes on postcards

Envelope 9- Monkey Jungle scenes on postcards

Envelope 10- Parrot Jungle scenes on postcards

Envelope 11- Palm Beach scenes on postcards

Envelope 12- Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach scenes on postcards

Envelope 13- St. Augustine scenes on postcards

Envelope 14- St. Petersburg scenes on postcards

Envelope 15- Sarasota scenes on postcards

Envelope 16- Assorted scenes on postcards

Envelope 17- Assorted scenes on postcards

File 10- Kennedy Space Center in Florida, “Third Century America,” U.S. Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology (May – Sept. 1976)

File 11- E.E. Cordrey’s Library Guide to Florida Sites

End of Box 8

 

Box 9

File 1 – Georgia USA

Envelope 1- Georgia scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Roosevelt’s Little White House scenes on postcards

File 2 – Chicago, Illinois USA

Envelope 1- Illinois scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Chicago scenes on postcards

File 3 – Terre Haute, Indiana post card folder (1935)

File 4 – Kansas, postcard collection (1932)

File 5 – Kentucky USA

Envelope 1- Kentucky scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Mammoth Cave scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- Stephen Foster Memorial and other Kentucky scenes on postcards

Envelope 4- Abraham Lincoln birth place near Hodgenville, Kentucky scenes on postcards

File 6 – Louisiana USA

Envelope 1- Louisiana scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Hodges Gardens in Louisiana scenes on postcards

Other item to include; a book Old New Orleans by Stanley Clisby Arthur

File 7 – Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, and Missouri USA

Envelope 1- Maryland scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Michigan scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- Mississippi scenes on postcards

Envelope 4- Missouri scenes on postcards

File 8 – Nebraska, Nevada, Arizona, New England States, New Mexico, New York, and North Carolina USA

Envelope 1- Nebraska scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Nevada & Arizona scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- New England States scenes on postcards

Envelope 4- New Jersey scenes on postcards

Envelope 5- New Mexico scenes on postcards

Envelope 6- New York scenes on postcards (1935)

Envelope 7- Niagara Falls (New York and Canada) scenes on postcards

Envelope 8- North Carolina scenes on postcards

Other items include; a picture of the Barbican Steps in England, an aerial view of central Philadelphia, an Old Lighthouse in Port Isabel State Park, a winter scene of Lake Superior, a picture of Midtown Manhattan Towers, a picture of the Old First Church in Bennington-Vermont, and a scene near Bristol-Vermont.

File 9 – Ohio, Oregon, and Pennsylvania USA

Envelope 1- Oregon scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Ohio scenes on postcards and a Cleveland-Ohio map and Chamber of Commerce Brochure (1931-1932)

Envelope 3- Pennsylvania scenes on postcards

File 10- South Carolina and Tennessee USA

Envelope 1- South Carolina scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Tennessee scenes on postcards

Other items include; a picture and short article about the horse auctions in Chincoteague, Virginia, a copy of “TVA Today 1973”, a copy of “Great Smoky Mountains” National Park booklet

File 11- Texas USA

Envelope 1- Texas (I) scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Texas (II) scenes on postcards

Other items include; a Big Bend map, a San Antonio Texas booklet, The Alamo booklet, a Texas travel handbook, a couple of skylines, LBJ’s Texas Home, a Brownsville-Texas scene, Food scenes, a picture of State Capitol in Austin-Texas, Houston Astrodome, Palo        Duro Canyon-2 prints, Dallas-Texas

File 12- Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia USA

Envelope 1A- Utah scenes on postcards

Envelope 1B- Views of Virginia (I) scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Views of Virginia (II) scenes on postcards

Envelope 3- Carter’s Grove Plantation near Williamsburg-VA scenes on postcards

Envelope 4- Fredericksburg-VA scenes on postcards

Envelope 5- The Lee Mansion scenes on postcards

Envelope 6- Caverns of Luray in Virginia scenes on postcards

Envelope 7- University of Virginia Charlottesville Monticello scenes on postcards

Envelope 8- Richmond-Virginia scenes on postcards

Envelope 9- Mount Vernon-Virginia scenes on postcards

Envelope 10- Stratford Hall Plantation scenes on postcards

Envelope 11- Williamsburg-VA scenes on postcards

Envelope 12- West Virginia scenes on postcards

Other items include various miscellaneous materials (e.g. Virginia map, etc.)

File 13- Washington State and Wyoming USA

Envelope 1- Washington State scenes on postcards

Envelope 2- Wyoming scenes on postcards

Other items include; a picture of Yellowstone River, a Washington State Pictorial Guide, a picture of Yellowstone Falls, and a picture of Nevada / Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park

File 14- Antique automobiles, buggy, organ, piano and sewing machine scenes on postcards

File 15- Birds of the USA scenes on postcards

File 16- Civil War Battlefield Booklets include; Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Chalmette, Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Jamestown, and Vicksburg

File 17- Miscellaneous Pamphlets include:

“Seeing Historic Annapolis and the Naval Academy” by Henry F. Sturdy (1961)

“Fort McHenry” by Harold I. Lessem and George C. Mackenzie (1954)

“Independence” by Edward M. Riley (1954)

“Statue of Liberty” by Benjamine Levine and Isabel F. Story (1952)

“Wright Brothers” by Omega G. East (1961)

End of Box 9

 

Box 10

File 1 – Index for E.E. Cordrey’s Slide Sets, 3 notebooks

File 2 – Pictures for Slide Set 38, 19 & 20 only

File 3 – Pictures for Slide Set 39 (16, 18, 19, & 20 only)

File 4 – Pictures for Slide Set 40 (16, 17, 20-25, 35, & 36 only)

File 5 – Pictures for Slide Set 41 (1-24, 35, & 37)

File 6 – Pictures for Slide Set 43 (10-11, 14-19, and four un-numbered pictures)

File 7 – Pictures for Slide Set 44 (9, 11-13, & 16 only)

File 8 – Pictures for Slide Set 45 (1-19), and Slide Set 46 (3-17)

File 9 – Pictures for Slide Set 47 (1-31)

File 10- Pictures for Slide Set 50 (18-21 only) and Slide Set 52 (7, 17, 19, 21)

File 11- Pictures for Slide Set 54 (1, 7, 11-19)

File 12- Pictures for Slide Set 55 (2-21)

File 13- Pictures for Slide Set 56:  (1-20), Slide Set 57:  (1-5, 10-11, 13-17), Slide Set:  58 (2-11, 18, 20)

File 14- Pictures for Slide Set 59 (1-11, 13-23, 28-37)

File 15- Pictures for Slide Set 60 (1-8, 10-35)

File 16- Pictures for Slide Set 61 (1-21)

File 17- Pictures for Slide Set 65 (1-10) and Slide Set 66 (photos of 1938-1940 ASTC outing to Prof. Cordrey’s Farm)

File 18- Pictures for Slide Set 67, 68, 69

File 19- Pictures for Slide Set 70 (17-35 only)

File 20- Pictures for Slide Set 71, 72

File 21- Pictures for Slide Set 74, 75, 76, 77

File 22- Pictures for Slide Set 78 & 79

File 23- Pictures for Slide Set 80

File 24- Miscellaneous and un-numbered pictures

End of Box 10

 

Box 11

Item 1 - Slides, Sets (1 – 26)

Item 2 - Slides, Sets (27 – 49)

Item 3 - Slides, Sets (50 – 69)

Item 4 - Slides, Sets (70 – 81)

Item 5 - Miscellaneous Slides (un-numbered)

End of Box 11

 

Box 12

Item 1 - Slides of the D.C. Area and Virginia Area

Item 2 - Slides of the Chicago, Kentucky, Tennessee, Blue Ridge Parkway, and New York Areas

Item 3 - Slides of Disney World, Historic Paintings, and miscellaneous

Item 4 - Slides of Colorado and other Rocky Mountain States

Item 5 - Slides of seven Pacific Coast States and Mexico

End of Box 12

 

Box 13

Item 1 - Newspaper Scrapbook, Political News Events (1974-1975)

Item 2 - Newspaper Scrapbook, Hurricanes (Summer 1979)

Item 3 - Newspaper Scrapbook, Miscellaneous News Items (1977-1979)

Item 4 - Newspaper Scrapbook, Social Events from personal and professional careers (1900’s)

Item 5 - Newspaper Scrapbook, News Articles & Correspondence of Retirement Testimonials and Dedication of E.E. Cordrey Science Building (1950)

Item 6 - Newspaper Scrapbook, Retirement Years in Florida (1960’s – 1980’s)

End of Box 13

 

Box 14

File 1 - Arkansas State Teachers College- Publication “Alumni News Bulletin”, The Echo, “Arkansas Retired Teachers Association”- 1935-1982

File 2 - Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles- 1957-1979

File 3 - Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles- 1980-1982

File 4 - Log Cabin Democrat Newspaper Articles “Yesterdays” Aug. -Oct. 1978

File 5 - Bowman’s Cave- Residential Living- c. 1980s- for Addie Beth Cordrey- 2nd wife of E.E. Cordrey

Item 1 - Newspaper Scrapbook of Helena and Magnolia, Arkansas Articles (1970’s)

Item 2 - Newspaper Scrapbook of Feature Stories from Arkansas and Florida (1978-1981)

Item 3 - Newspaper Scrapbook of Articles (1970’s – 1980’s)

End of Box 14

 

Box 15

Item 1 - Log Cabin Democrat Newspapers- November 1, 1963 B-Section Devoted to Torreyson Library Dedication and other A.S.T.C. Programs (copied)

End of Box 15

 

Box 16

Item 1 - Diploma- Chamois, Missouri High School- E.E. Cordrey- May 10, 1906

Item 2 - Diploma- Warrensburg, Missouri- State Normal School- E.E. Cordrey- May 25, 1910

Item 3 - Diploma- Warrensburg, Missouri- State Normal School- Everett E. Cordrey- July 28, 1911

Item 4 - State of Arkansas Certificate to teach- State Board of Education- E.E. Cordrey-September 4, 1912

Item 5 - Diploma- University of Chicago- Baccalurie of Science- E.E. Cordrey- 1913

Item 6 - Diploma- University of Chicago- Master of Science- E.E. Cordrey- 1925

Item 7 - Diploma (Certificate to teach High School) - Arkansas State Normal School- June 5, 1924- William A. Cordrey- June 10, 1926 (youngest brother of E.E. Cordrey)

Item 8 - Diploma- B.A. Arkansas State Normal School- William A. Cordrey- June 10, 1926

Item 9 - Newspaper Scrapbook- 1937-1980

Item 10- Diploma- Institute of Radio Engineers- E.E. Cordrey- July 1, 1954

End of Box 16

 

Box 17

Item 1 - Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles- 1973-1980

Item 2 - Loose Scrapbook pages- Newspaper Articles- 1981

End of Box 17

End of Collection