Charles Coburn papers, 1892-1959

Coburn, Charles


63.25 linear ft.
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The collection consists of papers of Charles Coburn from 1892-1959. The collection includes scrapbooks, scripts, photographs, and interviews. The scrapbooks contain mainly newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with Coburn's film, theater, and television career; his involvement in the Mohawk Drama Festival (1935-1940); and scrapbooks of a more professional nature. The collection includes stage, radio, film, and television scripts and stage and screen photographs of productions in which he appeared. The papers also include Coburn's collection of celebrity photographs, albums containing photographs (1937-1952) of Coburn portraying characters in various productions during his years in Hollywood; typed transcripts of interviews of Coburn by Victor Rosen from November 1955 - April 1956; and printed matter relating to the Coburn Players (1909-1918) who presented classic stage productions at American universities and colleges.
Charles Douville Coburn (1877-1961), Georgia-born stage and screen actor, manager, director, and producer. Coburn founded the Mohawk Drama Festival in 1935 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. The festival was one of the first cooperative ventures of university and professional theater.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Collection number: MS1126.
Charles Coburn papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
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