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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00079/
Creator:
Cohn, David
Title:
David L. Cohn Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1937-1961
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains typescripts of Cohn's autobiography as well as Combustion on Wheels, Love in America, and The Life and Times of King Cotton. There are also correspondence items, short stories, and clippings.
Quantity:
25 boxes.
Number:
MUM00079
Location:
F-15 (23 boxes) & G-9 (2 oversized boxes).
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
David L. Cohn Collection (MUM00079). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Historical Note
Born in Greenville, Mississippi, David Cohn worked as President and General Manager of Feibleman-Sears Roebuck before turning to the profession of writing. After moving back to Greenville from New Orleans, Cohn wrote several works based on his own experiences, including God Shakes Creation (1935) and Where I was Born and Raised (1948). He also worked on several studies of American history and culture most notably The Good Old Days: A History of American Morals and Manners as Seen through the Sears Roebuck Catalogs 1905 to the Present (1940). The Cohn Collection contains correspondence, drafts of short stories and essays, manuscripts for Love in America: An Informal Study of Manners and Morals in American Marriage (1943), and Combustion on Wheels: An Informal History of the Automobile Age (1944). 26 boxes. Typed inventory available.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains typescripts of Cohn's autobiography as well as Combustion on Wheels, Love in America, and The Life and Times of King Cotton. There are also correspondence items, short stories, and clippings.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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Container List
Box 1
Folder 1: Atlantic Monthly Correspondence

Folder 2: Articles about David Cohn

Folder 3: Articles not by David Cohn

Folder 4: Correspondence about Cohn articles

Folder 5: Cohn: Alumni News articles

Folder 6: Articles sent to Cohn

Folder 7: Advertisement of Cohn

Folder 8: Biographical material

Folder 9: "The River I Remember"

Folder 10: Curtis Brown Ltd.

Folder 11: Business letters

Folder 12: Calling Cards

Folder 13: Clippings: "War Stops Production"

Folder 14: Articles from Congressional Record

Folder 15: Correspondence: "Combustion on Wheels"

Folder 16: Cohn's notes: unidentifiable

Folder 17: National Cotton Council

Folder 18: Cohn letters: Lillian

Box 2

Folder 1: Correspondence: "God Shakes Creation"

Folder 2: Empire Trust Letter

Folder 3: Possibility of filming "The Good Old Days"

Folder 4: "Hometown Revisited"

Folder 5: "The Good Old Days"

Folder 6: "Greenville Filibusters Against Father Time" New York Times Magazine

Folder 7: Cohn honored by Society of Amer. Historians

Folder 8: Greenville (misc.)

Folder 9: Correspondence with Paul Flowers

Folder 10: Mississippi Politicians (Coleman, etc.)

Folder 11: Correspondence: Atlantic Monthly

Folder 12: Correspondence with college professors

Folder 13: Correspondence with foreigners Duff Cooper, Halifax, etc.

Folder 14: Correspondence with James & Margaret Silver

Folder 15: Correspondence with Jacob Epstein

Folder 16: Correspondence - Misc.

Folder 17: Correspondence - Ole Miss Collection

Box 3
Folder 1: Houghton Mifflin Company

Folder 2: Miscellaneous Papers

Folder 3: Response to "I've Kept My Name"

Folder 4: David Cohn Memorial

Folder 5: Articles and Reviews

Folder 6: Response to "What Can Jews Do"

Folder 7: The Jew

Folder 8: Ideas for articles/books not yet published

Folder 9: Clippings on "Fabulous Democrats"

Folder 10: Correspondence: "How the South Feels About the Race Problem"

Folder 11: Lament for the South That is No More

Folder 12: Correspondence: "Love in America"

Folder 13: Correspondence: Clare Luce

Folder 14: Clippings: "The Fabulous Democrats"

Box 4
Folder 1: Correspondence: Dr. Walter Johnson

Folder 2: Misc. War items

Folder 3: Proclamation No. 1 -Military Govt. - Germany

Folder 4: Clarence Laughlin Pictures Laughlin's captions and introduction

Folder 5: Newspaper articles about Cohn

Folder 6: Notes for an article on chain stores

Folder 7: Cohn writes about oil

Folder 8: Parchman

Folder 9: Correspondence: "New Orleans and Its Living Past"

Folder 10: Newspaper Articles: Cohn and world travel

Folder 11: Correspondence: Dr. & Mrs. Newton Cohn's travels as war correspondence

Folder 12: Correspondence: G.T. Pettengill

Folder 13: Cohn's notes

Folder 14: Newspaper articles

Folder 15: Correspondence: Natalie Newton (Cohn's sister) to Jim Silver

Folder 16: Notes about Negroes: Stories

Box 5
Folder 1: Pictures - originals housed in collections. Photographs located in Box 1

Folder 2: Correspondence with politicians LBJ, McGovern, Fulbright, etc.

Folder 3: Correspondence with publishers

Folder 4: Correspondence: Sam Rayburn

Folder 5: Radio program about Mississippi River

Folder 6: Reviews: "The Life and Times of King Cotton" 1956

Folder 7: Reviews: "This is the Story"

Folder 8: Reviews: "Love In America"

Folder 9: Reviews

Folder 10: Miscellaneous

Folder 11: Correspondence relating to Sears-Roebuck

Folder 12: Reviews: "Where I Was Born and Raised"

Folder 13: Sears advertisement copy by Cohn

Folder 14: Sears-Roebuck

Folder 15: Correspondence: Adlai Stevenson

Box 6
Folder 1: Correspondence: SRL "The Deep South" edition Includes Eudora Welty

Folder 2: Correspondence: "This Is the Story"

Folder 3: Correspondence relating to Cohn's speaking tours

Folder 4: Correspondence: Milton Sperling, Morrie Ryskind

Folder 5: Stocks

Folder 6: Simon and Schuster

Folder 7: Speeches: Rayburn, Fulbright, Stevenson

Folder 8: Speeches: cont.

Folder 9: Fulbright speech, other material

Folder 10: Speeches: Cohn

Folder 11: Cohn in society

Folder 12: Correspondence with Cohn's teachers, includes Taft

Box 7
Folder 1: Correspondence, misc. relating to travel "This Is the Story"

Folder 2: Thesis on Wm. A. Percy by Hester S. Ware

Folder 3: Correspondence: "Where I Was Born and Raised"

Folder 4: Correspondence not dated

Folder 5: Miscellaneous

Folder 6: Galley: "Picking America's Pockets

Folder 7: Correspondence: James Silver

Folder 8: Correspondence: Misc. includes Diego Rivera, 1891-1943

Folder 9: Correspondence: Misc. 1944-1961

Folder 10: Misc. Clippings

Box 8
Folder 1: About the Death of Joe Bell
essay/article

Folder 2: Advertising Greets the Homecoming Heroes...
essay/article

Folder 3: Advice to the Lovelorn
essay/article
Folder 4: All our Yesterdays
essay/article

Folder 5: America to England
essay/article

Folder 6: American Attitude Toward the Bed
essay/article

Folder 7: American Literature
essay/article

Folder 8: Applying Fashion to Family Living
essay/article

Folder 9: Are Americans Polygamous?
essay/article

Folder 10: Are We Suckers for Communist Trickery?
essay/article

Folder 11: Atlanta: The Gone With the Wind City
essay/article

Folder 12: The Battle of Macassar Straits
essay/article

Folder 13: Battle Street
essay/article

Folder 14: The Big Danger Is Apathy to Corruption
essay/article

Folder 15: Black Troubador
essay/article

Folder 16: On Clare Booth
essay/article

Folder 17: Roark Bradford
essay/article

Folder 18: Roark Bradford's Revenge
essay/article

Folder 19: The Business of Politics is Your Business
essay/article

Folder 20: A Business Under Every Bed
essay/article

Folder 21: ...But I Wouldn't Want to Live There
essay/article

Folder 22: But, Monsieur, I Do Not Understand
essay/article

Folder 23: Can Israel Help the Arabs?
essay/article

Folder 24: The Case for the Democrats, Sam Rayburn
essay/article

Folder 25: Charity and Reform...
essay/article

Folder 26: Chippendale and Gumbo Creole
essay/article

Folder 27: The Communist Approach to Burma
essay/article

Folder 28: The Conversion of Ed Brennan
essay/article

Folder 29: Coca-Cola
essay/article

Folder 30: Cotton
article

Folder 31: Cotton
lecture

Folder 32: The Country Doctor Buys a Car
essay/article

Folder 33: Deep South (Saturday Review)

Folder 34: The Defense of Freedom
essay/article\

Folder 35: Degrees to Wives
essay/article

Folder 36: Dexter Fellows Rides Again
essay/article

Folder 37: Dirge for the Drummer
essay/article

Folder 38: Distinction with a Difference
essay/article

Folder 39: Don't Call Me For Bad News

Box 9
Folder 1: Editors and Other Social Misfits
essay/article

Folder 2: Eliauh Elath
essay/article

Folder 3: Engagement at Calais- Old Style

Folder 4: Jacob Epstein
essay/article

Folder 5: Europe and You
essay/article

Folder 6: Extreme Unction and a Boiled Chicken
essay/article

Folder 7: Farmers of the South, Midwest Urged to Unite...
essay/article

Folder 8: Fireside Chat in the Persian Gulf
essay/article

Folder 9: Firm Is Their Freedom
essay/article

Folder 10: Fishing in Rampur
essay/article

Folder 11: Foreign Trade Policy
essay/article

Folder 12: Forth of July in Hiroshima
essay/article

Folder 13: Fragments of a Paris Diary
essay/article

Folder 14: From an America's Notebook
essay/article

Folder 15: From Here to Oblivion
essay/article

Folder 16: From My Notebooks
essay/article

Folder 17: A Game for the kiddies
essay/article

Folder 18: Gentleman from Alabama (Lister Hill)
essay/article

Folder 19: Gentlemen, These Are the Facts
essay/article

Folder 20: Germany, WW II, Persecution of the Jews
essay/article

Folder 21: The Gift of Understanding
essay/article

Folder 22: Goddesses - Or Old Bird Dogs?
essay/article

Folder 23: Good Husbands Make Unhappy Wives
essay/article

Folder 24: The Good Old Days
essay/article

Folder 25: The Grave at Henri Chapelle
essay/article

Folder 26: The Great Conspiracy Against the U.S.
essay/article

Folder 27: The Great Turning Point
essay/article

Folder 28: Green Pastures for "Brad"
essay/article

Folder 29: Harrison Rex
essay/article

Folder 30: The Haunted Turkey
essay/article

Folder 31: He Ain't No Gentleman; He's an Editor
essay/article

Folder 32: High Fever
essay/article

Folder 33: History out of a Cantaloupe
essay/article

Folder 34: Household Hints for Hoarders
essay/article

Folder 35: How can Palestine's Jews Help
essay/article

Folder 36: How the South feels About the Race Problem
essay/article

Folder 37: How to Eat Your Cake and Have a Bellyache Too
essay/article

Folder 38: How to Make the Same Mistake Twice
essay/article

Folder 39: How to Woo and Win a Strong Woman
essay/article


Box 10

Folder 1: I Am an Enemy of Society
essay/article

Folder 2: I Hear Australians Singing
essay/article

Folder 3: The Idea of the Soldier
essay/article

Folder 4: Illiterate, Insane, and Invincible
essay/article

Folder 5: I'm a Literacy Sharecropper
essay/article

Folder 6: I'm Bringing Up My Daughter to Live Alone
essay/article

Folder 7: I'm One of the Warner Brothers
essay/article

Folder 8: In Defense of the Questionnaire
essay/article

Folder 9: Integration Order of the Federal Court
essay/article

Folder 10: Inventory of America
essay/article

Folder 11: Isaiah Wilson Talks to the Lord
essay/article

Folder 12: Isolation
essay/article

Folder 13: Isolation: The Dode
essay/article

Folder 14. It's Enterprise But Is It Free?
essay/article

Folder 15: I've Been Reading Hansend
essay/article

Folder 16: I've Kept My Name
essay/article

Folder 17: The Junior Senator from Alabama (Lister Hill)
essay/article

Folder 18: Lace Cakes and Quill
essay/article


Folder 19: Lessons from Sales
essay/article

Folder 20: Literary Stereoscope
essay/article

Folder 21: Lots of Debts But No Money Troubles
essay/article

Folder 22: Love Laughs at Longitude
essay/article

Folder 23: Ma Was Laid Out Beautiful
essay/article

Folder 24: The Maharajah's band Played Dixie
essay/article

Folder 25: Man Against Kingdom
essay/article

Folder 26: Marriage - Our Monumental Failure
essay/article

Folder 27: About the Marshall Plan and France
essay/article

Folder 28: Maturity, Stay Away From My Door
essay/article

Folder 29: Matthew Fontaine Maury
essay/article

Folder 30: Julian Meade: An Appreciation
essay/article

Folder 31: A Meeting of St. James's Vestry
essay/article

Folder 32: A Might Fine Woman
essay/article

Folder 33: Mr. Hoover and Isolationism
essay/article

Folder 34: Mr. Speaker (Sam Rayburn)
essay/article

Folder 35: Mistuh Royce
essay/article

Folder 36: Mom is a Jerk
essay/article

Folder 37: My Dear Elsiveta Andrievna
essay/article

Folder 38: Natchez Was a Lady
essay/article

Folder 39: Negro Advances On the Economic Front
essay/article

Folder 40: Negro Cabins/ An Old Home
essay/article

Folder 41: Neutrality
essay/article

Folder 42: New Orleans
essay/article

Folder 43: New York
essay/article

Folder 44: Nothing To Do
essay/article

Box 11
Folder 1: Old Depletion Allowance
essay/article

Folder 2: Old Kentucky in Naples
essay/article

Folder 3: The Old South
essay/article

Folder 4: On Being Mr. Cohn
essay/article

Folder 5: On Combining Business and Pleasure
essay/article

Folder 6: Open Confusion Openly Arrived At
essay/article

Folder 7: Our Congressmen
essay/article

Folder 8: Part Merlin, Part Mitsui
essay/article

Folder 9: Penthouse of Donald Sanford Middleton
essay/article

Folder 10: Playtoy of the Rich
essay/article

Folder 12: The Pragmatic Penman, or, How to Write a Book
essay/article

Folder 13: Proteins for Bromfield
essay/article

Folder 14: The Rare, the Rather Awful Visit of Uncle Sam
essay/article

Folder 15: Reflections of Monopoly
essay/article

Folder 16: Reverend Clem Williamson
essay/article

Folder 17: Revolution of the Society Page
essay/article

Folder 18: The Road Not Taken
essay/article

Folder 19: Carlos P. Romule...Philippine Dynamo in Amer.
essay/article

Folder 20: The Sage of Buck Longhorne
essay/article

Folder 21: Sex Is On Its Way Out
essay/article

Folder 22: Sex: The All-American Obsession
essay/article

Folder 23: Share-Cropping in the Delta
essay/article

Folder 24: She Raised Her Husband's Salary
essay/article

Folder 25: She's an Independent Woman
essay/article

Folder 26: A Short Story
essay/article

Folder 27: Should Flying Men Think?
essay/article

Folder 28: Should Ladies Be Gentlemen?
essay/article

Folder 29: Sing No Blues For Memphis
essay/article

Folder 30: Social Help for Our Diplomats
essay/article

Folder 31: The Society Column
essay/article

Folder 32: The South, Miscellaneous Happenings About...
essay/article

Folder 33: Abe Spiegel
essay/article

Folder 34: Straight to Heaven
essay/article

Folder 35: Styles of a Nation Glorying in Victory
essay/article

Folder 36: The Sun Never Sets on Coca-Cola
essay/article

Box 12
Folder 1: Take Two Thousand Cucumbers
essay/article

Folder 2: Tariffs and Stockpiling
essay/article

Folder 3: They Call It Entertainment
essay/article

Folder 4: They Want the Entr饠Before the Hors D' Ouevre
essay/article

Folder 5: This Is America
essay/article

Folder 6: Those Fellows in Washington
essay/article

Folder 7: Timothy
essay/article

Folder 8: Tissues of Southern Culture
essay/article

Folder 9: Topics About American Men and Women
essay/article

Folder 10: Town Among Plantations
essay/article

Folder 11: Travel Broadens a Man - Or Does It?
essay/article

Folder 12: Trial and Error
essay/article

Folder 13: The Trials and Tribulations of a Congressman
essay/article

Folder 14: The United States Embassy in London
essay/article

Folder 15: Vanishing Mules and Men
essay/article

Folder 16: Warsaw in Poland is a Thousand Miles Away
essay/article

Folder 17: Washday in Washington
essay/article

Folder 18: Washington Social Life
essay/article

Folder 19: Washington the Blest
essay/article

Folder 20: We Jave Asserted a Great Principal
essay/article

Folder 21: Chaim Weizmann: Zionist Statesman
essay/article

Folder 22: We're Always Going to the Dogs
essay/article

Folder 23: What Can the Jew Do?
essay/article

Folder 24: What Did We Get Out of the World War?
essay/article

Folder 25: What Makes Other People Boring?
essay/article

Folder 26: What Are We Fighting For, Ahem?
essay/article

Folder 27: What Women's Magazine D'Ya Read?
essay/article

Folder 28: White Folks Are Easy to Please
essay/article

Folder 29: White Shadow Over Dixie: Too Much Cotton
essay/article

Folder 30: Who Will Do the Dirty Work
essay/article

Folder 31: Why the South is More...to fight Hitler
essay/article

Folder 32: The Wild Missouri
essay/article

Folder 33: World Affairs ( folder 1 )
essay/article

Folder 34: World Affairs ( folder 2 )
essay/article

Folder 35: The World's Most Famous Address
essay/article

Folder 36: You Can't Eat Democracy
essay/article

Folder 37: You Meet the Most Interesting People in Wash.
essay/article

Folder 38: You, Too, Can Be A Lout
essay/article

Box 13
Folder 1: "Birth of a Colossus"
carbon typescript

Folder 2: "The Horseless Carriage", "In the Beginning"
TMs

Folder 3: Combustion on Wheels: chapters 1-3
TMs

Folder 4: Combustion on Wheels: chapters 7-8
TMs

Folder 5: Combustion on Wheels: chapter 9
TMs

Folder 6: Combustion on Wheels
Galleys

Folder 7: Combustion on Wheels
Clippings

Folder 8: Combustion on Wheels
Galleys

Folder 9: Combustion on Wheels: Misc.
TMs

Folder 19: Love in America
TMs

Folder 10: Love In America
TMs

Folder 11: Love In America
TMs

Folder 12: Love In America
TMs

Box 14
Folder 1: Love In America
TMs

Folder 2: Love In America
TMs

Folder 3: Love In America
TMs

Folder 4: Love In America
TMs

Folder 5: Love In America
TMs

Folder 6: Love In America
Dups, unused pages

Folder 7: Love In America
TMs, carbons

Folder 8: Love In America
TMs, carbons

Folder 9: Love In America
TMs, carbons

Folder 10: Love In America
TMs, carbons

Box 15
Folder 1: Love In America
TMs

Folder 2: Love In America
TMs

Folder 3: New Orleans
TMs

Folder 4: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs

Folder 5: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs

Folder 6: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs

Folder 7: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs

Folder 8: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs

Folder 9: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs

Folder 10: Life and Times of King Cotton
Galley/TMs

Folder 11: Life and Times of King Cotton
Galley

Folder 12: Life and Times of King Cotton
Galley

Folder 13: Life and Times of King Cotton
Galley

Folder 14: Life and Times of King Cotton
Galley

Box 16
Folder 1: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs/Galley

Folder 2: Life and Times of King Cotton
TMs/Galley

Folder 3: The Romantic Troublemaker - An Informal Hist...
TMs

Folder 4: The Romantic Troublemaker...
TMs

Folder 5: The Romantic Troublemaker...
TMs

Folder 6: The Romantic Troublemaker...
TMs

Folder 7: Cotton Manuscript
TMs

Folder 8: Cotton Manuscript
TMs

Box 17
Folder 1: Where Was I Born and Raised
Galley

Folder 2: Information about General Covell

Folder 3: Misc.
TMs


Folder 4: Misc.
TMs

Folder 5: Misc.
TMs

Folder 6: Misc.
TMs

Folder 7: Misc.
TMs

Folder 8: Misc.
TMs

Box 18
Atlantic Monthly Nov. 1937
Vol.160, No. 5

Atlantic Monthly July 1938
Vol. 162, No. 1

Atlantic Monthly Aug. 1930
Vol. 163, No. 2
2 copies

Atlantic Monthly Dec. 1939
Vol. 164, No. 6

Atlantic Monthly March 1940
Vol. 165, No. 3

Atlantic Monthly April 1940
Vol. 165, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly May 1940
Vol. 165, No. 5

Atlantic Monthly Oct. 1940
Vol. 166, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly March 1941
Vol. 167, No. 3

Box 19
Atlantic Monthly April 1941
Vol. 167, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly April 1942
Vol. 169, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly Oct. 1942
Vol. 170, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly Feb. 1943
Vol. 171, No. 2

Atlantic Monthly April 1943
Vol. 171, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly Jan 1944
Vol. 173, No. 1

Atlantic Monthly May 1944
Vol. 173, No. 5

Atlantic Monthly June 1944
Vol. 173, No. 5
2 copies

Atlantic Monthly Nov. 1944
Vol. 174, No. 5
2 copies

Atlantic Monthly April 1945
Vol. 175, No. 4
2 copies

Atlantic Monthly Aug. 1945
Vol. 176, No. 2


Box 20
Atlantic Monthly May 1946
Vol. 177, No. 5

Atlantic Monthly June 1946
Vol. 177, No. 6

Atlantic Monthly Aug. 1946
Vol. 178, No. 2

Atlantic Monthly March 1947
Vol. 179, No. 3
2 copies

Atlantic Monthly May 1947
Vol. 179, No. 5

Atlantic Monthly Aug. 1947
Vol. 180, No. 2

Atlantic Monthly April 1948
Vol. 181, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly Aug. 1948
Vol. 182, No. 2

Atlantic Monthly Jan. 1949
Vol. 183, No. 1


Atlantic Monthly May 1949
Vol. 183, No. 5

Atlantic Monthly April 1950
Vol. 185, No. 4

Atlantic Monthly Sept. 1951
Vol. 188, No. 3
2 copies

Atlantic Monthly Dec. 1951
Vol. 188, No. 6
2 copies

Atlantic Monthly Jan. 1952
Vol. 189, No. 2

Atlantic Monthly June 1959
Vol. 203, No. 6

Box 21
Folder 1: Combustion on Wheels
TMs

Folder 2: Combustion on Wheels
TMs

Folder 3: Combustion on Wheels
TMs

Folder 4: Combustion on Wheels
TMs

Folder 5: Reconstruction in the South
TMs

Folder 6: Reconstruction in the South
TMs

Folder 7: This Is the Story
notes

Folder 8: Photographs (includes Epstein)

Folder 9: Cassette Tape, Stanley Sherman interviews Leon Koury 00-77
Atlantic Monthly typescripts and proofs of articles written by Cohn, 1940's,
50'

Folder 10: More AM typescripts and proofs 00-77

Folder 11: More AM typescripts and proofs 00-77