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Mitchell Cohn papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Mitchell A. Cohn is a member of the Haverford College Class of 1980. Cohn graduated with degrees in English and art history and was was involved with the Bryn Mawr-Haverford College News, Haverford College radio, chorale, and Debate Club. Cohn served for over 30 years as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. As of 2023, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Clark Hulings Foundation and the the Haverford Alumni Association's Rainbow Quorum Steering Committee.

This collection contains posters, programs, drawings, and designs created by Mitchell Cohn, Class of 1980, while he was a student at Haverford College, as well as materials related to Haverford Cohn collected as a student.

Materials arranged thematically, then chronologically.

Gift of Mitchell A. Cohen, Haverford College Class of 1980, March 2022

Processed by Maia Schwallie and Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed July 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Maia Schwallie and Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
Finding Aid Date
July, 2023
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

College Radiultimates, ca. 1979.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This collection contains posters for five radio shows performed by The Radiultimates. The shows are "Death Comes to My Friends"; "Hansel and Gretel & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"; "A Good Man Is Hard to Find"; "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead"; and "Who's on First." All posters are accompanied by original sketches of the posters designed by Mitchell Cohn (Class of 1980). The collection also includes notes written by Cohn and by technical director Brian Kushner.

Bryn Mawr-Haverford Drama Club, 1979-1980.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This collection contains playbills and other materials related to the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Drama Club from 1979-1980. There are four playbills, one for each play: "The Beggars Opera"; "The Oresteia"; "Downstage Center: a musical revue"; and "As You Like It." There is also an invoice for posters purchased for "Downstage Center" and an advertisement for a music director for "As You Like It."

Department of Music, 1980.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This collection includes multiple programs for performances funded by the Haverford Department of Music. The programs are for the 1980 Summer Series concert entitled "Mozart and Contemporary Philadelphians"; "An Evening of Vocal Music"; a performance by the Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Chorale, and Symphony; "Twentieth Century Chamber Music for Woodwinds"; and a performance by the de Pasquale String Quartet and Sylvia Glickman.

Mitchell Cohn illustrations, 1978-1980.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of illustrations by Mitchell Cohn (Class of 1980). Most illustrations were featured in the Arts section of the Bryn Mawr-Haverford College News (Bi-Co News). One illustration is a comic about plenary and the honor code. Another illustration became the cover of the 1978 yearbook,Accord.

Miscellaneous materials, 1976-1980.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This collection contains miscellaneous illustrations, playbills, and more collected by Mitchell Cohn, Class of 1980, during his time as a Haverford student. There is an invitation to a gallery, a poster, an advertisement for a seminar, a Haverford Summer Theater Festival performance program, and a packet of readings for the 1980 William Ellis Scull Prize.

Coeducation Cooperation t-shirt, ca. 1980.
Box HC Archives Textiles 2
Scope and Contents

Yellow "Coeducation Cooperation" t-shirt with a green design. The design was created by Mitchell Cohn, Class of 1980.

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