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Henry Cohen papers, 1964-1988

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0240
Bib ID 4078829 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Cohen, Henry, 1933-
Title Henry Cohen papers, 1964-1988
Physical Description 8 linear feet (15 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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.



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 There are manuscripts by Cohen for "Interpretive History of American Political Economy" (unpublished?)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

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Henry Cohen papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Henry Cohen, 1988.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed JHR 06/27/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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"CUL Collections:"
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College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Economic conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.".