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Bill Cosby Papers

Summary Information
Title: Bill Cosby Papers
Dates: 1973-1975
Creator: Cosby, Bill, 1937-
Extent: 10 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1324
Abstract:
Collection contains typescripts, proof sheets, holograph, photostats, correspondence, and photographs for three children's books.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Fat Albert's Dictionary,

Fat Albert's Survival Kit, 1975

Wit and Wisdom of Fat Albert, 1973


Biographical Sketch

William Henry Cosby, Jr. (Bill) was born in 1937 in Philadelphia. He attended Temple University and received his M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Massachusetts. He is a noted comedian, actor, and writer. In the early 1970s Cosby created the cartoon character of Fat Albert who gave Cosby the opportunity to present his views on how to handle such childhood problems as lying, stealing, and safety.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , Volume 110, p. 65-71.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, proof sheets, holograph, photostats, correspondence, and photographs for three children's books featuring Fat Albert.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Cosby, Bill, 1937-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Fat Albert's Dictionary  
Box MF 1328
Bill Cosby's calendar (8 p.)  Box MF 1328
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 1328
 
Fat Albert's Survival Kit 1975 
Note Filmation (illustrator)
New York: Windmill Books, 1975
Box MF 1266, 1332
typescript, corrected (27 p.)  Box MF 1266, 1332
 
typescript, corrected, photocopied (53 p.)  Box MF 1266, 1332
 
proof sheets (2 p.)  Box MF 1266, 1332
 
reviews (30 p.)  Box MF 1266, 1332
 
Wit and Wisdom of Fat Albert 1973 
Note Filmation (illustrator)
New York: Windmill Books, 1973
Box MF 1328, 1332
typescript, corrected (45 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (31 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
holograph, initial dummy (45 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
black, white and color photostats (11 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
photostats, photocopied illustrations (25 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
correspondence, articles, calendar (105 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
photograph with 3 color overlay (1 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
packet of reviews  Box MF 1328, 1332
 
new release, promo flyers (3 p.)  Box MF 1328, 1332