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Series II: Works
Subseries II.1: Brutal Justice: The Ordeal of an American City:
Subseries II.2: Criminal Justice History:
Subseries II.3: The Public Enemy:
Subseries II.4: History of American Political Economy:
Subseries II.5: History and Psychology:
Subseries II.6: Crime in US History
Subseries II.7: Monsters and Men: Toward a General Theory of Culture and History
At a Glance
Arranged in seven series.
Correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, photographs, slides, and printed materials relating to criminal justice and economic history documenting the work of Henry Cohen. The correspondence consists of two series, general correspondence and correspondence relating to "Criminal Justice History." There are manuscripts by Cohen for "Interpretive History of American Political Economy" (unpublished?) and other manuscripts including the introduction to the film script "Public Enemy." There are manuscripts by other authors submitted for publication in "Criminal Justice History" with related photographs. The subject files relate to "Business and Politics in America" with related photographs, the Spater artistic censorship case at the University of California, discussion material relating to the "National Right to Work Legislation" "Brutal Justice" with related slides, the Geese National Theater Company, the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the paper "Vicisitudes of an Absentee Landlord." The printed materials include copies of CJH articles, issues of "Historical Approaches to Studying Crime" and other offprints
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This collection is located off-site.
Closed until death. In addition, some manuscripts by Cohen and subject files restricted from two to ten years after death.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henry Cohen papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Henry Cohen, 1988.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Cohen, Henry. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--11/17/88. Accession number--M-88-11-17.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed JHR 06/27/89.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Columbia B.A., 1955. Professor, Loyola University of Chicago (1969-). Founder and editor "Criminal Justice History." Author of "Business and Politics in America from the Age of Jackson to the Civil War" and "Brutal Justice.".