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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Ledbetter, Carl Scotius, 1910 - 1996. Collection, 1941 - 1962.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 145



Ledbetter, Carl Scotius, 1910 - 1996. Collection, 1941 - 1962. SMHC Manuscript Collection 145. 1 Hollinger box.

Abstract:

The Carl Scotius Ledbetter collection contains numerous photographs taken during the 1950s and early 1960s, along with paintings, correspondence, certificates, and biographical date on Ledbetter. The photographs pertain to Ledbetter's career as a chaplain in the United States Army, his family, and other miscellaneous civilian scenes. The awards and certificates represent Ledbetter's service in the army and in civilian activities.

Biographical Note:

Carl Scotius Ledbetter was born in Pyatt, Arkansas on 19 August 1910. He attended Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma; Kentucky Christian College in Grayson, Kentucky; and Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. From those various schools he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Religious Education and Religion, and a Master's degree in Church History. Ledbetter was ordained in November 1933 by the Christian Church of Disciples, and in 1941, he became a chaplain in the United States Army.

During his military service, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Ledbetter was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster upon retirement. From 1961 to 1969, he held the position of Dean of Men and assistant Dean of Students at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. In 1969, he became part of the faculty at Lea College, Albert Lea, Minnesota and served until the institution closed in 1973. Ledbetter held the positions of Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean of the College, Faculty Chairman, Academic Dean, and the college's Vice-President.

Ledbetter died 9 January 1996.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Ledbetter, Carl Scotius, 1910 - 1996. Collection, 1941 - 1962. SMHC Manuscript Collection 145, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

David Wick, chair of the Lea College Board in Albert Lea, donated this collection in December 1973 and January 1974.

Processed By:

The MSU Archives staff processed this collection in April 1975. Jeff A. Jenson developed the finding aid in February 2002.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Carl S. Ledbetter available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Ledbetter, Carl Scotius, 1910 - 1996.
Chaplains, Military--United States.
United States. Army--Chaplains.
Churches of Christ--Membership--History.
Lea College (Albert Lea, Minn.)
College teachers--United States--Biography.
Porter, George--Watercolor painting--20th century.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 145

Box

Folder

Awards and Certificates, undated, 1942 – 1962

1

4

Biographical Data, undated

1

1

Correspondence, undated, 1941 – 1954

1

2

Correspondence, 1955 – 1962

1

3

Photographs, Civilians, Miscellaneous, undated, 1964

1

10

Photographs, Family, undated

1

8

Photographs, Military, 1947 – 1958

1

5

Photographs, Military, 1959 – 1961

1

6

Photographs, Military, Miscellaneous, undated

1

7

Paintings, Family, 1958

1

9

Paintings, George Porter, 1944

1

11