Fonds MSS 78 - M. Charles Cohen fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

M. Charles Cohen fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Versement d'archives privées
  • Document textuel
  • Document graphique
  • Enregistrement sonore

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

Niveau de description

Fonds

Cote

CA UMASC MSS 78

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Mention d'édition

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Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

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Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production

Date(s)

  • 1898-1986, predominant 1950-1986 (Production)

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

5.5 m of textual records.
319 photographs.
4 audio reels.

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Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

(1926-)

Notice biographique

Born in Alberta and raised in Winnipeg, Cohen graduated from the University of Manitoba where he wrote for the Manitoban and other student publications. After completing a degree in Social Work in Toronto, he worked there and in Montreal as a social worker, writing in his spare time. In 1956 his wife, Dian Nusgart, encouraged him to turn to writing full time. Within the first two years he sold over fifty scripts, set-up a theatre company with two others, and wrote a regular column on theatrical activities for the Montrealer. In 1960 he received a Canada Council Grant for the study of drama in New York and London. Initially Cohen wrote mainly half-hour dramas for radio and television. He wrote a series of plays dealing with Canadian history, numerous scripts for the National Film Board, and several other productions. His first major success was the film-play Dry Landers produced by the National Film Board. His flair for historical drama led him to modest acclaim in Canada and to a much wider audience south of the border. Many of his television screenplays were aired on American television in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s; the best known was Roots.

Historique de la conservation

The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by M. Charles Cohen in 1986.

Portée et contenu

The fonds consists primarily of drafts of numerous radio plays and television screen plays written by Cohen. The collection also contains significant correspondence (personal and business), reviews, and related material over a period of thirty years. Two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on the life and career of Cohen, as well as production photographs are also included.

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Classement

Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

There are no restrictions on this material.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Instruments de recherche

A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and an on-line finding aid is available at the link below

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Éléments associés

Éléments associés

Accroissements

No further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Photograph Collection

PC 085

Tape Collection

TC 061

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé

Mots-clés

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions

Statut

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Inventory prepared by Denise Anderson (1993)
Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers (May 2002)

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