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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Florence Brown Cotnam Collection, 1916-1932
0.25 Linear feet.5 document boxes
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Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, news clippings, and miscellaneous materials concerning Florence Brown Cotnam's political career and activities.
This Collection was originally numbered H-13 and is part of the J. N. Heiskell Historical Collection, courtesy Arkansas Gazette Foundation.
Florence Brown was born in Virginia about 1865 and moved with her family to Tyler, Texas, at the age of thirteen. In 1885, she married Thomas Cotnam and they had three children. Cotnam was the first woman to address the Arkansas Legislature, in 1916, and was active in the suffrage movement. She spoke throughout the country for women's suffrage and after it was granted, conducted citizenship and voting seminars. She served as chair of the Arkansas Chapter of the League of Women Voters and was active in the Democratic Party. In 1922, she was appointed State Chair for Arkansas Women on the Finance Committee of the Democratic National Committee and in 1924, she was a presidential elector from Arkansas. She was a good friend of Joseph T. Robinson and she campaigned for him and other Democratic presidential nominees. She died 1932 October 8.
For additional information see
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture entry on
Florence Lee Brown Cotnam (1865-1932)
Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Arkansas--Politics and government--20th century
Cotnam, Florence Lee Brown, 1865-1932
Heiskell, John Netherland, 1872-1972, collector
Women--Suffrage--United States--History--20th century
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute Research Room.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S.Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.
Copyright for correspondence in the Collection belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.
Florence Brown Cotnam Collection, 1916-1932, UALR.MS.0160. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock
Footnote or Endnote Information:
Description of item, file number, Florence Brown Cotnam Collection, 1916-1932, UALR.MS.0160.