Finding aid for the Louis Cochran Collection

MUM00950

PURL

 http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00950/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Cochran, Louis, 1899-1974
Title
Louis Cochran Collection
ID
MUM00950
Date
1931-1963
General Physical Description note
1 box (.417 linear feet)
Mixed materials [Box]
1
Abstract:
Collection of correspondence, clippings and typescripts related to Cochran's studies on Faulkner

Prefered Citation

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

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

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.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

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

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Related Materials

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Format(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence
  • typescripts

Personal Name(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 

Folder 1: 1931 

T.L.S. Phil Stone to Louis Cochran, 28 December 1931. 

Folder 2: 1932-October 1962 

T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr to Louis Cochran, 11 January 1932. 

T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr to Louis Cochran, 27 January 1932. 

T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr to Louis Cochran, 11 February 1932. 

T.L.S. Stringfellow Barr, Virginia Quarterly Review, to Louis Cochran, 5 March 1932. 

T.L.S. Claude Wier to Louis Cochran, 2 April 1932. 

T.L. Louis Cochran to Claude Wier, 5 April 1932. 

T.L.S. Claude Wier to Louis Cochran, 7 April 1932. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Claude Wier, 12 April 1932. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Phil Stone, 12 April 1932. 

T.L.S. Phil Stone to Louis Cochran, 13 April 1932. 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to J. R. Cofield, 19 April 1932 with 

A.N.S. from Cofield to Cochran, 20 April 1932. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to J. R. Cofield, 22 April 1932. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Phil Stone, 26 April 1932. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Claude Wier, 26 April 1932. 

T.L. [Claude Wier], Holland's, to Louis Cochran, 5 August 1932. 

A.L.S. J. R. Cofield to Louis Cochran, 16 September 1932. 

T.L.S. Leroy Pope to Louis Cochran, 13 September 1932. 

T.L. Louis Cochran to Leroy Pope, 14 September 1932. 

T.L. Louis Cochran to Leroy Pope, 21 September 1932. 

T.L. Leroy Pope to Louis Cochran, 11 October 1932. 

T.L.S. Robert J. Coker to Louis Cochran, 7 November 1932. 

T.L.S. Hugh K. Mahon, Jr. to Louis Cochran, 7 November 1932. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Leroy Pope, 12 November 1932. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Harrison Smith, 12 November 1932. 

T.L.S. E. H. Taylor to Louis Cochran, 14 November 1932. 

T.L.S. Harrison Smith to Louis Cochran, 17 November 1932. 

A.L.S. Paul Flowers to Louis Cochran, 19 February 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Paul, 25 February 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to John, 26 July 1962. 

T.L.S. John E. Fontaine to Louis Cochran, 27 August 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to John, 8 September 1962. 

T.L.S. Hosford Latimer to Louis Cochran, 12 September 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Hosford Latimer, 18 September 1962. 

T.L.S. James B. Meriwether to Louis Cochran, 16 September 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to James B. Meriwether, 20 September 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Bennett Cerf, 27 September 1962. 

T.L.S. Albert Erskine to Louis Cochran, 4 October 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Albert Erskine, 8 October 1962 with receipt for registered mail. 

T.L. Albert Erskine, Random House to Louis Cochran, 18 October 1962. 

T.L.S. Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 25 October 1962. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 31 October 1962. 

Folder 3: November 1962-1965 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 14 November 1962, with receipt for insured parcel. 

T.L.S., Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 30 November 1962. 

T.L. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 13 December 1962 with receipt for insured parcel. 

T.L.S. Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 10 January 1963. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 4 March 1963. 

T.L.S. Carvel Collins to Louis Cochran, 4 March 1963. 

T.L.S. (carbon), Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 11 March 1963. 

T.L. Louis Cochran to Carvel Collins, 12 March 1963 (carbon). 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A Wigfall Green, 29 January 1964, with carbon. 

T.L.S. Dr. A. Wigfall Green to Louis Cochran, 31 January 1964. 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A. Wigfall Green, 4 February 1964. 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A. Wigfall Green, 12 February 1964. 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Dr. A. Wigfall Green, 19 February 1964. 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Sykes Hartin, 17 April 1965. 

T.L. A.W. Green to Louis Cocharn, 25 April 1965. 

T.M.S. Sykes Hartin, 26 April 1965: re: acknowledgement of Faulkner material to UM library. 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Sykes Hartin, 28 April 1965. 

T.L.S. Louis Cochran to Sykes Hartin, 3 May 1965. 

T.L.S. Dr. A. Wigfall Green to Louis Cochran, Undated 

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Folder 4: Miscellaneous 

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 

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Clippings 

Folder 5: Miscellaneous Clippings 

Folder 6: Miscellaneous Clippings 

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