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William S. Cohen Papers | MS 106.1.1 Personal and Professional Records

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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 Consists of drafts of Cohen's published and unpublished poetry, family notes and records, and material documenting aspects of Cohen's career before he entered the U.S. Congress in 1973.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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