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Bill Cosby papers

Identifier: CLRC-1324

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.


  • Creation: 1972 - 1976


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.

Bill Cosby papers, 1972-1976
CLRC staff
November 2004, April 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2014: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Jennifer Shaw

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library