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Finding Aid for the Louis Cochran Collection (MUM00950)

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Finding Aid for the Louis Cochran Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00950/
Title: Louis Cochran Collection
Dates: 1931-1963
Collector: Cochran, Louis, 1899-1974
Physical Extent: 1 box (.417 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00950
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection of correspondence, clippings and typescripts related to Cochran's studies on Faulkner

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 5 October 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Faulkner, William, 1897-1962
Cochran, Louis, 1899-1974


Formats

correspondence
clippings (information artifacts)
typescripts


Biographical Note

While living in the Mississippi capital during the Great Depression, Louis Cochran wrote a series of articles on Theodore G. Bilbo, Huey Long, Pat Harrison, and other politicians. In 1935, he became an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working in DC, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. During World War II, Cochran served in the intelligence sections of first the Army Air Corps and later the Air Force. In the midst of his various careers, Cochran also produced a number of novels, and in 1966 he published his memoir FBI Man: A Personal History.


Scope and Content Note

The Louis Cochran Collection contains Cochran's correspondence between 1931-1932 and 1962-1965, which primarily focus on William Faulkner, although several letters also discuss Bilbo and fellow FBI agent Drane Lester. Also include various newspaper clippings concerning Faulkner as well as typescript drafts of an article entitled "William Faulkner: a personal sketch" by Cochran.


User Information

Prefered Citation

Louis Cochran Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Louis Cochran Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Cochran, Louis. "William Faulkner: Literary Tyro of Mississippi Overwhelmed by Fame of his Astounding Novels". Memphis Commercial Appeal. 6 November 1932. (p.4). Housed in Faulkner Small Manuscripts (Folder 34.7) http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00175/.

For a description of the William Faulkner archival collections housed at the University of Mississippi, please view our William Faulkner Subject Guide


Container List

Correspondence
Folder 1 1931
T.L.S. Phil Stone to Louis Cochran, 28 December 1931.
Folder 2 1932-October 1962
Item 1 T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr to Louis Cochran, 11 January 1932.
Item 2 T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr to Louis Cochran, 27 January 1932.
Item 3 T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr to Louis Cochran, 11 February 1932.
Item 4 T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr, Virginia Quarterly Review, to Louis Cochran, 5 March 1932.
Item 5 T.L.S. Claude Wier to Louis Cochran, 2 April 1932.
Item 6 T.L. Louis Cochran to Claude Wier, 5 April 1932.
Item 7 T.L.S. Claude Wier to Louis Cochran, 7 April 1932.
Item 8 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Claude Wier, 12 April 1932.
Item 9 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Phil Stone, 12 April 1932.
Item 10 T.L.S. Phil Stone to Louis Cochran, 13 April 1932.
Item 11 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to J. R. Cofield, 19 April 1932 with
Item 12 A.N.S. from Cofield to Cochran, 20 April 1932.
Item 13 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to J. R. Cofield, 22 April 1932.
Item 14 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Phil Stone, 26 April 1932.
Item 15 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Claude Wier, 26 April 1932.
Item 16 T.L. [Claude Wier], Holland's, to Louis Cochran, 5 August 1932.
Item 17 A.L.S. J. R. Cofield to Louis Cochran, 16 September 1932.
Item 18 T.L.S. Leroy Pope to Louis Cochran, 13 September 1932.
Item 19 T.L. Louis Cochran to Leroy Pope, 14 September 1932.
Item 20 T.L. Louis Cochran to Leroy Pope, 21 September 1932.
Item 21 T.L. Leroy Pope to Louis Cochran, 11 October 1932.
Item 22 T.L.S. Robert J. Coker to Louis Cochran, 7 November 1932.
Item 23 T.L.S. Hugh K. Mahon, Jr. to Louis Cochran, 7 November 1932.
Item 24 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Leroy Pope, 12 November 1932.
Item 25 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Harrison Smith, 12 November 1932.
Item 26 T.L.S. E. H. Taylor to Louis Cochran, 14 November 1932.
Item 27 T.L.S. Harrison Smith to Louis Cochran, 17 November 1932.
Item 28 A.L.S. Paul Flowers to Louis Cochran, 19 February 1962.
Item 29 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Paul, 25 February 1962.
Item 30 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to John, 26 July 1962.
Item 31 T.L.S. John E. Fontaine to Louis Cochran, 27 August 1962.
Item 32 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to John, 8 September 1962.
Item 33 T.L.S. Hosford Latimer to Louis Cochran, 12 September 1962.
Item 34 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Hosford Latimer, 18 September 1962.
Item 35 T.L.S. James B. Meriwether to Louis Cochran, 16 September 1962.
Item 36 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to James B. Meriwether, 20 September 1962.
Item 37 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Bennett Cerf, 27 September 1962.
Item 38 T.L.S. Albert Erskine to Louis Cochran, 4 October 1962.
Item 39 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Albert Erskine, 8 October 1962 with receipt for registered mail.
Item 40 T.L. Albert Erskine, Random House to Louis Cochran, 18 October 1962.
Item 41 T.L.S. Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 25 October 1962.
Item 42 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 31 October 1962.
Folder 3 November 1962-1965
Item 1 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 14 November 1962, with receipt for insured parcel.
Item 2 T.L.S., Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 30 November 1962.
Item 3 T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 13 December 1962 with receipt for insured parcel.
Item 4 T.L.S. Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 10 January 1963.
Item 5 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 4 March 1963.
Item 6 T.L.S. Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 4 March 1963.
Item 7 T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 11 March 1963.
Item 8 T.L. Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 12 March 1963 (carbon).
Item 9 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A Wigfall Green, 29 January 1964, with carbon.
Item 10 T.L.S. Dr. A. Wigfall Green to Louis Cochran, 31 January 1964.
Item 11 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A. Wigfall Green, 4 February 1964.
Item 12 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A. Wigfall Green, 12 February 1964.
Item 13 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A. Wigfall Green, 19 February 1964.
Item 14 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Sykes Hartin, 17 April 1965.
Item 15 T.L. A.W. Green to Louis Cocharn, 25 April 1965.
Item 16 T.M.S. Sykes Hartin, 26 April 1965: re: acknowledgement of Faulkner material to UM library.
Item 17 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Sykes Hartin, 28 April 1965.
Item 18 T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Sykes Hartin, 3 May 1965.
Item 19 T.L.S. Dr. A. Wigfall Green to Louis Cochran, Undated
Miscellaneous
Folder 4 Typescript of William Faulkner poem "To A Co-Ed," Ole Miss, 1919-1920
Original T.M. with holographic notations, "William Faulkner: a Personal Sketch," by Cochran, dated 1931.
First Revision, "William Faulkner: a Personal Sketch," by Cochran.
Second Revision, "William Faulkner: a Personal Sketch," by Cochran.
Payment stub. "Magazine Story to appear Nov. 6, on 'William Faulkner', dated 31 October 1932
Typescript of Dr. Gustaf Helistrom's presentation speech of Nobel Prize to William Faulkner, 1949
Typescript of William Faulkner's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1950
Clippings
Folder 5 Miscellaneous Clippings
Folder 6 Miscellaneous Clippings

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