Bill Cosby papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials related to three Fat Albert books published from 1973-1975 and includes; typescript, galley proofs, front matter, correspondence, photographs, illustrations, clippings, manuscripts, and other items.
- 1972 - 1976
- Cosby, Bill, 1937- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Conditions Governing Use
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Biographical / Historical
William H. Cosby Jr. (Bill Cosby) was born in 1937. He is internationally known as a comedian and actor. He wrote and voiced many of the characters on the children’s television show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, as well as wrote children's book based off his original characters.
.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of typescript, galley proofs, front matter, correspondence, photographs and illustrations, clippings, and holographs related to three Fat Albert books.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Bill Cosby.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cartoons and comics Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Wit and humor, Juvenile Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bill Cosby papers, 1972-1976
- CLRC staff
- November 2004, April 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- April 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Jennifer Shaw
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
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