Alexander H. Cohen papers, 1880-2003 (bulk 1938-2003).

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Cohen, Alexander H. Alexander H. Cohen papers, 1880-2003 (bulk 1938-2003).

Alexander H. Cohen papers, 1880-2003 (bulk 1938-2003).

Primarily documenting the career of theater and television producer Alexander H. Cohen, the papers consist of correspondence, contracts, financial records, office files, photographs, slides, scrapbooks, programs, scripts, datebooks, publicity material, clippings, production materials, scores, writings, posters, floor plans, and costume designs.

189.5 linear feet (395 boxes)

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