C. ELLIS OTT PAPERS

Mss. 1665, 1741

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
CROSS REFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

5 linear feet

Geographic locations.

Washington Parish, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1926-1947, undated

Bulk dates.

1930-1947

Language.

English

Summary.

Judicial papers of C. Ellis Ott of Bogalusa, Louisiana; personal papers pertaining to home study courses; and correspondence and related items concerning Ott’s book, The American Citizen in Government.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

J. Hugo Dore Papers, Mss. 1389

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

C. Ellis Ott Papers, Mss. 1665, 1741, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stack locations.

77:1-5

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

C. Ellis Ott, native of Bogalusa, Louisiana, was judge of the Twenty-second Judicial District Court, 1930-1936, and judge of the First Circuit Court of Appeals

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The bulk of the papers, arranged alphabetically by categories and chronologically thereunder, relates to C. Ellis Ott’s judgeship of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and consists of abstracts of testimony, correspondence, docket of cases, opinions, reviews, views and notes, and other related items concerning cases appealed and tried. Papers relating to his judgeship of the Twenty-second Judicial District Court consist of opinions.

Personal papers concerning home study courses at the University of Chicago consist of lesson assignments and papers submitted in philosophy, government, and psychology.

Judge Ott’s, The American Citizen in Government, was published in 1939 by the Pelican Publishing Co. of New Orleans, and a copy is included in the collection.

CROSS REFERENCES

Subject

Date

Description of relevant documents

American citizen in government.

1938-1943

Correspondence and related items pertaining to Ott’s book, The American Citizen in Government, published by the Pelican Publishing Co., New Orleans.

American Red Cross--Finance.

1933-1944

File of correspondence and related items of chairman of the committee for church and fraternal organizations soliciting funds for Red Cross Roll Calls in Washington Parish.

Correspondence schools and courses--Illinois--Chicago.

1926-1929

Lesson assignments and papers submitted for home study courses in ethics, government, psychology, and logic at the University of Chicago.

Fund raising--Louisiana--Washington Parish.

1943-1944

Correspondence relating to American Red Cross War Fund Drive

Lawyers--Louisiana--Bogalusa.

1926-1947

Judicial papers pertaining to the 22nd Judicial District Court, 1930-1936, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals, 1936-1947.

Louisiana. Court of Appeal (1st Circuit)

1936-1947

Judicial papers pertaining to the First Circuit Court of Appeals, 1936-1947; laws affecting the election and term of office of judges of the Courts of Appeal, 1946.

Louisiana. Judicial District Court (22nd)

1930-1947, undated

Judicial papers pertaining to the 22nd Judicial District Court.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

Judicial District Court File

77:1-5

1

1-4

Opinions (Dec. 1930-Dec., 1936, undated)

First Circuit Court of Appeal File

5-9

Abstracts of Testimony (Feb., 1941, undated)

10-11

Correspondence (Aug., 1936-Oct., 1942)

12

Court Rules and Assignments (1936-Oct., 1942)

13

Dockets

2

14-15

Election (1934-1935, 1946)

16

Election of Judges and Ott’s Term of Office (undated)

17

Legislation (1946)

18-31

Opinions (June 30, 1936-Jan. 1, 1947, undated)

3

32-43

Reviews (June 30, 1936-Oct. 1, 1943)

4

44-46

Reviews (Nov., 1945, Jan. 1, 1947, undated)

47

Southern Reporter Comparative Statistics (undated)

48

Views and Notes (Feb.-Oct. 1, 1940)

49

Views (Ott) (Oct. 1941-Oct. 1942)

50-54

Views, notes, etc. (Oct. 1, 1941-Jan. 1, 1947, undated)

University of Chicago Home Study Courses

5

55-57

Ethics, Lesson Assignments and Lessons Submitted (1926-1927)

58-60

Introduction to American Government, Lesson Assignments and Lessons Submitted (1929)

61-63

Introductory Psychology, Lesson Assignments and Lessons Submitted (1926-1927)

64-66

Logic, Lesson Assignments and Lessons Submitted (1927)

67

1 printed volume: The American Citizen in Government

Correspondence relating to American Red Cross War Fund Drive (1933-1944), correspondence, briefs and other judicial papers, mostly dealing with Washington Parish (1951-1954), newspaper clippings, statements of account concerning the publication of C. Ellis Ott’s book by the Pelican Publishing Co.