100.0. linear ft (115 boxes, 30 oversize boxes, 6 oversize folders, 4 artifacts).
Arranged by record type into 12 series (several of which contain further subseries often divided by stage, film, and television): 1. Scrapbooks 2. Scripts 3. Music to Stage Productions 4. Interviews [of Coburn] with Victor Rosen 5. Photograophs 6. Coburn Players 7. Theater Miscellany 8. Theater Programs 9. Production of Yellow Jacket 10. Coburn in Hollywood 11. Artifacts 12. Oversize certificates, honors, and art.
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) was a character actor and Georgia native. For further information, see the article "Charles Coburn (1877-1961)" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Charles Coburn papers, ms 1126. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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