Open for research; material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
Notes and ephemera connected with the book collection that Stanford Libraries bought. Includes correspondence and publications. The collection is particularly strong in Jewish, Israeli, and Zionist history, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and books in the field of Hebrew language; translations into Hebrew of world literature; and most importantly, Hebrew literature, both ancient and modern.
Purchased with Cohen's book collection, 1994. Transferred to the manuscripts division, 1998. A second accession, transferred later, is in boxes 17, 18, and 19 (unlisted).
Cohen was an Israeli writer, publisher and editor. He was born in Galicia (Central Europe) and came to Israel in 1925. A book lover all his life, he chaired Israel's Union of Hebrew Writers and published hundreds of articles of literary criticism as well as several major works.