William S. Cohen Papers | MS 106.1.1
Personal and Professional Records
The bulk of Cohen's private papers consist of records related to
writing, Cohen's major avocation. Drafts of his poetry and
manuscripts from the nine books he has written are included here,
and they attest to Cohen's avid interest in writing poetry, fiction,
and accounts of his own experience in Congress. The papers also
document several aspects of Cohen's life and career before he
entered the U.S. Congress in 1973. They include his yearbooks from
Bowdoin College, where he received his A.B. cum laude in Latin in
1962, correspondence with his colleagues in the American Trial
Lawyer Association, and material related to the JFK Institute of
Politics where Cohen was a fellow in 1972.
The papers in this category were not created as a result of William
Cohen's official duties in the U.S. Congress. Rather, they were
created in the course of his personal and public life, and contain
many of his reflections on his life, family and career. They consist
of two series, which are personal and professional records,
1956-1977, and book material, 1975-1996.
Access to records in the Private Papers record group is restricted.
Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.
MS 106.1.1 Personal and Professional Records 1956-1997 2 boxes
Arranged alphabetically, by subject. Consists of drafts of Cohen's
published and unpublished poetry, family notes and records, and
material documenting aspects of Cohen's career before he entered the
U.S. Congress in 1973. This latter category includes Cohen's
yearbooks from Bowdoin College where he earned an A.B. cum laude in
Latin in 1962, and material related to the JFK Institute of Politics
where Cohen was a fellow in 1972. From 1965 to 1966, Cohen was
assistant editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Trial
Lawyers Association, and correspondence with his colleagues in that
organization is included here. Cohen was named one of the ten
outstanding young men of 1975 by the U.S. Jaycees, and material
related to that honor is also found in this series.
Access to records in this series is restricted. Consult the Special
Collections Department for further information.
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