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Jane Cohen papers

 Collection 0569-MMC

Jane E. Cohen was an American broadcast pioneer and communications executive. Cohen was a member of American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and served as the organization's national president from 1975 to 1976. AWRT is a nonprofit organization for women in the broadcasting industries. AWRT was founded in 1951 in response to the National Association of Broadcasters' decision to dissolve its women's division. The organization's mission is to "advance the impact of women in broadcasting and related fields." They also support educational programs, scholarships, charity work, and other public service activities. The organization changed its name to the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) in 2010.

This collection covers the period 1960 to 1994, and consists of Cohen's correspondence, documents, photographs, AWRT publications, film reels of AWRT Convention events, an AWRT 20th anniversary souvenir cup, and other mixed materials related to Cohen's membership in AWRT and leadership of the organization.

Dates

  • 1960-1994 and Undated
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1986

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. A preliminary inventory is available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the special collections reading room staff.

Extent

1.38 Linear Feet (1 legal size box (.5 linear feet), 1 small object box (.88 linear feet))

1 Photographs (1 Black and white photograph)

1 Tape Reels (1 7-inch film reel)

1 Videocassettes (1 VHS videocassette)

1 Tape Reels (1 5-inch audio tape reel)

Content Description

The Jane Cohen papers cover the period 1960 to 1994 and consist of materials related to Cohen's membership in American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and leadership of the organization. It includes Cohen's correspondence, documents, photographs, AWRT publications, film reels of AWRT Convention events, an AWRT 20th anniversary souvenir cup, and other mixed materials related to AWRT.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains audiovisual materials. Items that cannot be used in the Special Collections reading room or are too fragile for researchers require that a digital copy be made prior to use. If you would like to access these materials, please contact us prior to your visit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Jane Cohen on October 13, 2021.

Related Materials

Materials related to the papers of Jane Cohen held by University of Maryland Libraries include the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) records and the Virginia Pate Wetter papers.

Processing Information

These materials were received by the University of Maryland Libraries in 2021. Upon arrival, the materials were re-housed into archival quality boxes and placed in acid-free folders. Folders were left in the original order in which they were received. Loose materials were placed in folders and kept in their original order.

Title
Guide to the Jane Cohen papers
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Minimal finding aid by Lindsay Oliver.
Date
2022-06-29
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212